Ty Segall Twins Tour

Back in the day, the cultural comedy series ‘In Living Color’ featured the “Hey Mon” skit of Jamaican a family whose self worth was based on the number of jobs one had. The more jobs you had, the more worthy you were, and a doctor with only one job was thought to be a “lazy […]

Howler – SXSW 2012 – America Give Up Tour

It was good news to learn that Dickies had once again secured their party abode at SXSW within the neighborhood-houses-meets-bar-zone area that has continued to evolve over the past few years. As I watched the stage being set for Minneapolis’ Howler, I went back to December of 2011 when I first heard the band’s “Back […]

Cass McCombs – Friday, February 3 – Hi-Dive – Denver

And they say that social media is full of useless blabber, filled with cupcake-eating updates from so-and-so. From the snowy road this past Friday, Cass McCombs’ keyboardist, Will Canzoneri, posted this to the band’s Facebook page, “We’re on our way, coming down 76. Roads ain’t so bad. If we make it, we’re playing.”

Cass McCombs – Winter 2012 Tour

 As we try to survive these divided times, “Love Thine Enemy” from Cass McCombs’ 2011 release, Humor Risk, is a welcomed vibe compared to what exists outside our headphones. One that, whether intentionally or not, reminds us that no matter how much we’re surrounded my complete B.S. and hypocrisy, especially during this fierce and comical […]

A Lull – New Single “Some Love” and Winter 2012 Tour

 Aside from annoying drum circles, drum-heavy songs and sounds, when done right, can take one to another place, back thousands of years to a time when the banging beats were first shot into our DNA. Chicago’s A Lull has the formula down, mixing up the skins sounds with lovely harmonies and understated instrumentation for a […]