Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Young Hunting with Exploding Flowers at the Echo, 11/22/10

Young Hunting

Though short, it was so
Sweet - their vocal harmonies
Are like aural drugs.

Exploding Flowers

Rare and welcome are
Effortlessly confident
And tight sets like this

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dustin Wong at Vacation Vinyl, 11/19/10

King of palimpsests!
Tech skills to behold whilst he
Builds a symphony.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

LA Font with Oh Darlin' at the Echo, 11/15/10

Oh Darlin'

It saddens me that
I only hear commercials
In their repertoire.

LA Font

A reputation of raw
Indie aptitude

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sneaky Snake (live-scoring Predator II) at The Night Gallery, 11/14/10

A marathon set:
Poetic impressions and
Apocalypse cries.

Woodsman, Speculator and Melted Toys at Bacchus, 11/13/10


Distorted sunbeam
Targeting and warming the
Night's darker corners.

Melted Toys

Interesting to
See a band fighting a sound
So many bands grow.


The sheer momentum
Of drumming OR their gorgeous
Sound pallet. Both slayed.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Gestapo Khazi at Vacation Vinyl, 11/12/10

On a clear mission -
They cut right to the point with
Clean execution.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Axel at Axel's House in Downtown, 11/11/10

The memory of
What it's like to be under
Water in the sun.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Harassor, Expo 70, and Sean McCann at F-HAUS, 11/7/10

Sean McCann

Like being birthed or
Digested through the body
Of a live spacecraft.

Expo 70

His guitar recalled
Dark alley black leather of
Climate of Hunter.


It's rare to witness
Depth like theirs born from such a
Punkish energy

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Trans Am at Spaceland, 11/5/10

Methinks beneath those
Complex layers of metal
And prog, three jazz nerds.

Young Hunting at Origami Vinyl, 11/5/10

Worth the time it took
For them to perfect their mix -
All their soundz were gold.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Deerhunter and High Places at the Henry Fonda Music Box, 11/1/10

High Places

Emotionless, they
Continued to cultivate
My ambivalence.


Sunbeam of a voice
A spotlight o'er an ocean
Of heavy drumming.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Bonnie "Prince" Billy with the Cairo Gang and J. Tillman at Pappy & Harriet's, 10/30/10

J. Tillman

The earnest rev'rence
Of silence between notes, paired
With crazy lyrics.

Bonnie "Prince" Billy and the Cairo Gang

It leaves one at a
Loss, trying to convey his
Folksy voodoo charm.