DJ Swiss Miss is our tour guide on this beautiful spring evening in San Francisco. Our first stop is Thee Parkside, which is having its grand re-opening party. Recently purchased by Malia Spanyol, who also owns Pop’s Bar, the historic Frisco venue is revitalizing and grabbing a new swath of revelers. (Note to bands and […]
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 […]
Starting on the classic set up of four-track recorders, friends Solon Bixler (vocals/guitar) and Rachel Stolte (vocals/keyboard) began working on their debut album, Trading Twilight To Daylight from their hometown of Los Angeles. This was before they met engineer/producer Mathias Schneeberger (famous for his work with Greg Dulli and Queens Of The Stone Age).
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]