Posts Tagged ‘california’

Deer Tick at the Yost Theater – Cee Lo and McCauley’s Grill’s! A Show Review

Deer Tick at the Yost Theater – Cee Lo and McCauley’s Grill’s! A Show Review

I think if Deer Tick were on NBC’s “The Voice” they would win, and the win would come without any mention of frontman John McCauley’s jacked up grill (hell, Cee Lo might even hook John up with some extra platinum caps he boxed up in his attic). Those raspy-laced pipes could rival Celtic singers, aging […]

The Brothers Comatose – “Respect The Van”

The Brothers Comatose – “Respect The Van”

String bands are so prevalent these days that if you stand on any street corner in this country and throw a rock you just might hit one. Hailing from San Francisco, the Brothers Comatose are not just any old string band. Their latest and second full-length, Respect The Van, finds this exceptional quintet (brothers Alex […]

Beyond The Music: Mark Lennon – “California Calling”

Beyond The Music: Mark Lennon – “California Calling”

North Carolina native (and current L.A. resident) Mark Lennon is the unassuming, easygoing guy next door. That’s what I enjoyed about his debut EP, Down the Mountain (2009, Vagabonds Tune) — it was like sitting on a wide and comfortable front porch, drinking ice cold beer and listening to a friend play some solid, honest […]

Video of the Week: Wavves – “King of the Beach”

Video of the Week: Wavves – “King of the Beach”

This simply represents everything we loved about those unimaginable zero summers at the beach acting like obnoxious fools while under the influence and playing our Young Fresh Fellows, Cramps, Suicidal Tendencies, Jam and Dead Milkmen songs too loud. Wavves are just off a tour with Best Coast and tomorrow head to Japan and Australia. Today […]

Catching Up With: Jake Mann + The Upper Hand — “Parallel South” (Crossbill)

Catching Up With: Jake Mann + The Upper Hand — “Parallel South” (Crossbill)

San-Francisco based Jake Mann + The Upper Hand‘s Parallel South, released January 18th, is the band’s latest since 2007’s Daytime Ghost. The Sacramento News described Daytime Ghost as “a cornucopia of sonic film footage”. Here the footage includes Bay Area bluffs shrouded in mist, abandoned, haunting skeletons of WWII bunkers and factories, hawks sailing on […]

Video of the Week: Tape Deck Mountain – “It Goes Down”

Video of the Week: Tape Deck Mountain – “It Goes Down”

Low budget. Lo-Fi. Trippy. Neo-Retro. Artistic. We love it. For those of you who grew up by the ocean (Remember those beach parties? We don’t either) you’ll be cast back to your college days of Budweiser tallboys (in a can of course!), bongs and trippy music. But of course TDM is so much more than […]

Rare short film by Exene Cervenka & Modi Frank, starring Kevin Costner — proceeds go to Gulf Coast aid orgs.

Rare short film by Exene Cervenka & Modi Frank, starring Kevin Costner — proceeds go to Gulf Coast aid orgs.

Who doesn’t love a good Western shoot-em-up silent movie? Back in the mid-1980s, director Modi Frank and X frontwoman Exene Cervenka got a bunch of their pals together and made a short film. Bad Day includes a star-studded cast of punk rockers (John Doe plays a tripped-out priest!), the author of the book Dances with […]