Friday, March 28, 2008

Kaki King at the Roxy, 3/26/08

Her foul-assed mouth to
Match her bad-assed guitar work
Almost turned me gay.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Born Ruffians and Cadence Weapon with Subtitle at the Echo, 3/19/08

Born Ruffians:

Sondre Lerche-like
With Avey-Tare-esque howling?
Yet, forgettable.

Cadence Weapon:

Puff-paint T-shirt plus
Capri pants, with a dash of
Pwnage concentrate.


Six-foot-nine and gaunt
He wielded the cool without
Mercy or chagrin.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Port at the Hotel Cafe 3/14/08

Future Brushfire band
Complete with pseudo-reggae
And Led Zep covers.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Mountain Goats with Jeffery Lewis and the Jitters at the Troubadour, 3/5/08

Jeffery Lewis and the Jitters

With a Beat Happening feel
Anarchist rage, too.

The Mountain Goats

All hail Nerd Rock King!!!
Rancor disguised with a smile
And cunning lyrics.

Be Your Own Pet at the El Rey, 3/4/08

Confidence displayed
That one wouldn't expect from
Teenage food fighters.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Be Your Own Pet at the Detroit Bar, 3/2/2008

Every punk girl's dream
Jumping on your bed, singing
Into a hairbrush.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Grizzly Bear and the LA Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, 3/1/08

LA Philharmonic

Magenta oboes
Among other surprises
Pushed their envelope.

Grizzly Bear

God's such a trickster
Hiding those angel voices
In gay indie boys!

Cat Power at The Wiltern, 2/29/08

Confident and sharp!
I'll be damned, but Chan showed us
Her greatest version.