We should have made it a big baby shower because it was our very own Silversun Pickups’ Nikki Monninger’s last appearance on bass duties before she goes on maternity leave. Sarah Negahdari (The Happy Hollows) will be filling in for the remaining tour dates. Photos by Justin Wise
September 15th, 2012 · No Comments
92.9 KJEE SUMMER ROUND UP W/SILVERSUN PICKUPS, GARBAGE, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS, GROUPLOVE AND GARDENS & VILLA @ SANTA BARBARA BOWL
June 3rd, 2012 · No Comments
It was a solid lineup at The Santa Barbara Bowl for 92.9 KjEE’s summer round up with Silversun Pickups, Garbage, The Naked and Famous, Grouplove and Gardens & Villa. Photos by Debi Del Grande.
September 8th, 2010 · No Comments
Silversun Pickups – photography by Benjamin Hoste Silversun Pickups wrapped up their national tour with tour mates Against Me and Los Angeles locals The Henry Clay People in August at the Greek Theatre. The enthusiastic crowd responded warmly to recent tunes off Silvserun Pickups’ lastest release Swoon as well as older songs.
December 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Via: L.A. Times The Silversun Pickups, who first caught widespread attention with “Lazy Eye,” a sliver of woozy early Smashing Pumpkins-inspired rock from the band’s 2006 debut album, “Carnavas,” were nominated for a Grammy on Wednesday in the best new artist category. Currently on tour in Europe with Placebo, the band’s frontman, Brian Aubert, was [...]
May 1st, 2009 · No Comments
Silversun Pickups are a great live band and seemed especially excited to be playing the Echoplex for the home-crowd and Pablo. They played the majority of Swoon with new radio hit “Panic Switch” and yes, “Lazy Eye” and “Well Thought Out Twinkles” also made the list. These songs from Carnavas display an extra seasoning and “Kissing Families” (from their EP) has also taken on new bite. SSPU has the quietloudquietloud formula down: Nikki Monninger’s melodious bass line churning through the distortion, the rapid-fire drumming of Christopher Guanlao, sonic structure from keyboardist Joe Lester and effects-laden guitar work and ragged vocals from frontman/guitarist Brian Aubert. SSPU has found their voice and on this night they put it out there for the Pablove Foundation.
April 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments
We flopped happily far up front at mainstage as lengthening shadows set the mood for My Bloody Valentine. Management was handing out earplugs at the gate and small wonder, since toward the end of “You Made Me Realise,” guitarists Kevin Shields and Bilinda Butcher (the latter impassive as a Xanax-bombed soccer mom) loosed a gorgeous fifteen-minute-plus feedback annihilation that was easily the loudest thing I’ve ever heard in decades of doting on amplified music. It was less a solo than a hideous (and hideously effective) evocation of nightmare; a compressed and aestheticized variation on the opening bombardment at the Somme, another historic din that produced few actual causalties.
April 21st, 2009 · 4 Comments
L.A. RECORD put photographer Lindsey Best through three dessicating days at the Coachella fun factory and she returned with this giant pile of beautiful photos and without any evidence whatsoever of sun damage to herself. Captured in full glory here are TV On The Radio, Leonard Cohen, M.I.A., No Age, Antony and the Johnsons, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Morrissey, Lykke Li, Public Enemy and many more!
April 17th, 2009 · No Comments
A Place To Bury Strangers believe in girl groups who ride motorcycles and custom-made guitar pedals that punch identical holes in ceiling and floor. They perform today at Coachella opposite Paul McCartney, who would probably like them. This interview rescued from the archives and conducted by Vanessa Gonzalez.
April 14th, 2009 · No Comments
Although we have yet to toy around with the Coachooser, we present here (via Goldenvoice and Coachella) the set times for this weekend: