Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wolf Eyes, Sir Richard Bishop and the Black Dice at some warehouse in Vernon, 5/30/09

Sir Richard Bishop

I'm sad we missed the
Ambling babble between songs.  
Caught the shredding though!

Wolf Eyes

A grunge rocker with
A mouth full of a machine
Scaring me shitless. 

Black Dice

I cannot figure 
If terror was compounded 
Or assuaged by lights. 

Animal Collective with Grouper at the Wiltern, 5/29/09


Her discomfort was
A visible testament
To venue weirdness

Animal Collective

Metal devil horns
And headbanging to rockers
Like "Leaf House", "My Girls". 


Friday, May 29, 2009

Jens Lekman at the Echo, 5/28/09

Disarmingly loud!
But precious, don't get me wrong...
Boys II Men cover!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sun Kil Moon at the El Rey, 5/27/09

Oh, the strength that voice
Must require of its keeper
To maintain its weight.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Sadies at Spaceland, 5/26/09

Straight professionals,
Precise Canuks perfect an
American voice.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Scout Niblett at Spaceland, 5/14/09

Precision ensured
A well-maintained air of taut,
Palpable darkness.

Robedoor at the EchoCurio, 5/13/09

Shatters in cymbals
Quickly and emphatically
Explained and enjoyed

Divisible at The Silverlake Lounge, 5/13/09

Projections of worlds
So far mapped across her face
Made eyes electric

Yusuf (aka Cat Stevens) at the El Rey, 5/11/09

A man used to age
Before reaching it. Of his
Grace, songs prophetic.

For a complete and utter review of this show, please stay tuned.

The Magnolia Electric Company with The Avett Brothers at the Henry Fonda Music Box, 5/9/09

The Magnolia Electric Company

Much like David Byrne,
A voice visible, unscathed
By the pain it held.

The Avett Brothers

Sloppy becomes them,
And becomes charming, slick and
Stable in their grasp

Divisible at Spaceland, 5/2/2009

With every breath
Her once-latent bile cum truce
Rocked us to the core