The Germs w/ The Stitches, Love Equals Death – Saturday May 5, 2007 – Slims, San Francisco – Jef Hoskins

The Germs

There’s no way to spin the skepticism around this show. At the forefront, Shane West, an actor who portrayed Darby Crash in a yet-to-be-released Germs bio-pic What We Do Is Secret, is now the official front-man for the Germs. Can that really work?? Our nightclub jitters are measurably reinforced by the fact that the expansive […]

Handsome Furs – Plague Park

Less is more for Vancouver-based duo Handsome Furs. Dan Boeckner (of Wolf Parade) and his fiancée, Alexei Perry, have created a sparse, symphonic record loaded with deep blue guitar riffs and sacred whiskey laden lyrics.

The Horrors – Strange House

I have to confess: I was a teenage Goth girl. I snuck fishnet stockings inside my schoolbag to change into in the bathroom while the bad girls smoked cigarettes. I smoked cloves and was thrilled by the Bauhaus reunion tour (this was before Coachella). The punk rock kids laughed at me, and the hipsters still […]

The Still City – These Songs Are Walls

You can say what you want about MySpace. It’s a haven for cheesy, fake boobed chicks looking to expand their online customer base. Regular users experience error messages on a regular basis. But for music journalists, it’s a Godsend. With a simple click we can discover gems and also know what press kits we won’t […]

Various Artists – Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters

Aqua Teen Hunger Force

When the music critics of ancient Babylon etched their musings in stone, they often found themselves hammering out the same tired lines about the same tired music. It seems the more things change, the more they stay the same, which is why we find ourselves today panning yet another lackluster “Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.” Today’s […]