Ringo Deathstarr @ The Slidebar

On Saturday night, Ringo Deathstarr – my favorite crazy shoegaze kids from Austin, played a show at the Slidebar in Fullerton. They sounded fine to me, though they’d sound better in a larger room with better acoustics. Apparently, I only see them in crappy venues with bad sound. This was exactly two years from Read more…

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Tamaryn @ Echoplex 11-12-15

Tamaryn @ The Echoplex on November 12, 2015

My first show in a few months and it did not disappoint! Tamaryn changed her band awhile back for the latest album Cranekiss (2015). This album has a slightly different sound from her debut The Waves (2010) and second album Tender New Signs (2012). Overall, Tamaryn is still amazing live and on Read more…

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The Black Ryder @ The Echo 2/25/2015

I’m playing catch up on show reviews (since I’ve been on a lucky streak with winning tickets). The Black Ryder played a couple shows in Southern California, the first on February 23rd at the Continental Room in Fullerton and this one at the Echo on the 25th. I attended both (thanks Read more…

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Beautiful Noise: Music Documentary on an Influential Movement

A couple years ago, I supported the Beautiful Noise music documentary by HypFilms on Kickstarter for a DVD copy which I received a couple weeks ago.  And while it may have taken a year longer than expected (sadly kind of becoming a norm for these types of crowd funded projects), Read more…

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Sounds of Sputnik – New Born Feat. Ummagma

I was recently notified of this excellent new release by Sounds of Sputnik, which features Ummagma – a very talented band whose great music has been featured on this blog before. Ummagma are also good people who provide encouragement for other artists. The album came out on August 25th, and the excellent Read more…

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Toy, Cold Showers, Von Haze @ The Echo 1-19-2014

My first show of the year did not disappoint, all three bands sounded great in their own ways. Getting inside was slightly delayed when some kids got thrown out of line (possibly for drinking or drugs) and tried to pick a fight with the people checking IDs and fortunately, security Read more…

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Ummagma single: “Rotation / Live and Let Die” (Emerald & Doreen Records)

I occasionally get bands (or PR people) contacting me about listening to and/or reviewing them, sometimes the emails just get lost in the pile of ads and newsletters I subscribe to (or my websites get messed up somehow and I need to spend days figuring out what happened). Since I Read more…

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