visibly a bunch of people completely in love with the 80s English scene
Posts By: Alyson Camus
Conor is at his best when he stays into a poetic self-absorbed imagery
The day after Elliott Smith died, the Solutions wall on Sunset Boulevard had become a memorial overnight
Children of the rich and famous
insane dark energy
Some Passionate Ninjas
intense and solid anxious heartbeats
even tough metal guys are not immunized against this kind of hardcore disease.
talk about some impulsive buying!
Barbra Streisand in shock
a much softer explosion
Why did Chelsea Wolfe perform wearing a black veil?
For $48 or $53 you can pre-order the very opulent ‘Newspaper album’ consisting of 2 clear 10″ vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve, a compact disc, many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork, a full-color piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together, and a digital download compatible with all good digital media players
The Londonian Yuck came on stage with its fuzzy energy
‘Last time we played here, there were about 20 people, so we must be doing something right’
Shawn Rosenblatt performed complicated songs with heavily layered arrangements behind hyper-melodies full of hooks and soaring choruses
With lines like ‘Since my phone still ain’t ringing I’ll assume It still ain’t you’, sung on such a happy guitar, you would just think it is a humorous old-fashioned country song about uncomplicated things
The New Yorker has a pretty damaging article about Scientology, ‘The Apostate, Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology’, by Lawrence Wright, which at last, denunciates the weird homophobia obsession and sadistic practices of the famous cult. Paul Haggis is a film director and screenwriter (‘Million Dollar Baby’, ‘Crash’) who went ‘all the way to the top’ in the strict hierarchy of the church, and recently resigned his scientology membership. Any church that pretends to cure your allergies, common cold, to give you heightened powers of intelligence and perception and to diagnose your disease with an E-meter qualifies for plain …
Just a week ago, Bad Brains were playing at the Sunset Junction Fair, and during the afternoon, a few hours before their performance, I had the chance to interview Darryl Jenifer, the bassist of the band. I ran to my car from the Sunset Junction Fair Bates stage where the band Saint Motel was still playing, and rushed to the Grafton Hotel on Sunset boulevard where the interview would take place. There, I was led by Bad Brains manager Anthony Countey to Darryl’s room. Darryl was lying on his bed, relaxing before the show, and watching with his friend Ben, …
After seeing their high-energy show last Thursday at the Hammer Museum, I was really excited and intimidated to have the chance to interview Michael Fitzpatrick, the frontman of Fitz and the Tantrums. I had contacted Mike’s management late last week and they set up a phone interview. The problem with phone interviews is they are a bitch to record so rather than misquote I have paraphrased. We dlipped from English to French and back. I began to ask him about the music style of the band, which is an original mixture of old and new sounds, as I was curious how …
“What, if push comes to shove is your all time favorite album? Tough question, but you know I love the good fight. I love side two of Simon & Garfunkel’s Sounds of Silence. And there’s Rubber Soul, Revolver, Pet Sounds, The Bee Gees’ First…..I’ll quit fucking off and say Scott 3 by Scott Walker. Or Harry Smith’s Folkways stuff…….OK, Either/OR and XO by Elliott Smith. He was among my very best friends, I think of him everyday, with every breath I take.” That was Anton Newcombe, front man of the Brian Jonestown Massacre (BJM), in a 2005 interview published in …