//Reviews

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Highlights from Bonnaroo 2019

Photo by Alive Coverage via Bonnaroo Facebook Bringing a one-year-old baby to Bonnaroo never seemed like an easy idea - an interesting one, but not an easy one. The average weather at Bonnaroo varies from an intense dust-bowl heat to a chilly, rain-infused swamp mess. Your days are spent trekking from one end [...]

By |2019-06-19T17:32:38-04:00June 18th, 2019|FEATURES, Reviews|

LIVE REVIEW: Xiu Xiu @ The Chapel

Xiu Xiu, touring with members of Swans' live ensemble, played SF's The Chapel on 5/28. Photo by Shomei Tomatsu “Loner,” Thor Harris murmurs matter-of-factly, temporarily seizing the mic from Xiu Xiu frontman, Jamie Stewart. “Lonerrrrrr.” It’s a fitting accusation to thrust into this particular sea of transfixed eyes, as it’s just about halftime [...]

By |2019-06-03T09:41:02-04:00May 31st, 2019|FEATURES, Reviews, Show Reviews|

SHOW REVIEW: Daddy Issues, Foxing, and Now, Now Deliver a Divine Performance At August Hall

I’m not a very religious person, but I do think that whatever I’ve lost from not going to temple I’ve gained back at all the live shows that hit me hard. That’s certainly what happened to me last Wednesday night at at the small-but-mighty August Hall, where I caught Foxing and Now, Now on their [...]

By |2019-06-05T02:19:36-04:00May 20th, 2019|FEATURES, Reviews, Show Reviews|

INTERVIEW: Ziemba Extends an Invite to Parallel World of Ardis with “Veritas in Terra”

all photos by Megan Mack René Kladzyk has made it her artistic purpose to merge various media since the very beginning of her musical project Ziemba; her debut LP came with an incense made from flowers in and around her childhood home, and her live shows frequently feature the diffusion of scents she's [...]

By |2019-03-06T00:11:15-04:00March 5th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Reviews, Video of the Week|

TRACK REVIEW: Spencer Ludwig “Best Life”

It's a new year, folks. As festival season gears up with Coachella and Bonnaroo lineup announcements, it's time to dance through the rest of winter with eyes focused on the spring! "Best Life" is a light-hearted romp made for a feel-good movie soundtrack. You may have heard Spencer Ludwig's music before; as the original trumpeter [...]

By |2019-01-17T15:53:00-04:00January 15th, 2019|FEATURES, Reviews|

LIVE REVIEW: Young Jesus, IAN SWEET @Park Church Co-Op

“There were certain things about my Christian upbringing that I liked. Others, not so much.” The irony that John Rossiter’s band is playing in a Lutheran church has not been lost on the Young Jesus frontman. Surely the crucifix presiding over the stage at Park Church Co-Op did not go unnoticed by Rossiter, who, with [...]

By |2018-11-07T18:22:00-04:00November 7th, 2018|FEATURES, Reviews, Show Reviews|

LIVE REVIEW: Public Memory @ Mercury Lounge

I’ve never felt more old or useful than at last night’s Public Memory show. After getting startled by the opening clang of a crash cymbal (who could ever anticipate drums at a rock concert?) and bolting away from the monitors to the back of the room, it dawned on me that I’d forgotten to bring [...]

By |2018-10-31T14:03:21-04:00October 31st, 2018|FEATURES, Reviews, Show Reviews|

INTERVIEW: Amanda Palmer on Making Art in the Era of #MeToo

On the set of "Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now." Photo by Hayley Rosenblum. Exactly one year to the day of the New York Times article that exposed Harvey Weinstein as a serial sexual predator, Amanda Palmer and Jasmine Power released a video that cements the importance of the #MeToo movement. Though its [...]

By |2018-11-06T18:38:00-04:00October 29th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Reviews, Video of the Week|

LIVE REVIEW: Told Slant, Lily Konigsberg @ Park Church Co-op

As someone who’s spent little time in them, it is strange how familiar old churches smell. They smell like warm dust, wood, and maple syrup—like a childhood home you’ve never stepped foot in before. It’s a combination of aromas rarely found in the glass and concrete structures of New York City, but at Park Church [...]

By |2018-10-17T15:46:16-04:00October 17th, 2018|FEATURES, Reviews|

LIVE REVIEW: The Beths, Godcaster @ Alphaville

If you wear a fringe-sleeved shirt onstage, you’re bound to get it tangled in your tuning knobs—but this is of little concern to Judson Kolk. The guitarist and lead singer of Philadelphia rock outfit Godcaster flits around so swiftly, his tassels don’t have time to snarl. Calling Godcaster a “rock” band feels a little inaccurate, [...]

By |2018-10-15T16:35:39-04:00October 15th, 2018|FEATURES, Reviews|

Contact Us!