Monotonix / Ty Segall Live Review
Monotonix and Ty Segall, at The Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA. Thursday, January 27, 2011. Published on LA Record I think I’m now legally deaf, I really do. Well, maybe in just one ear, but none of the less, still partly deaf after surviving the kilowatt blaring experience that is a performance by Tel Aviv’s Monotonix. The experience must come close to the thrill of scaling a mountain top or sailing...
Interview With Trevor Anderson of The High Dials
A interview with High Dials’ guistarist, Trevor Anderson. Originally published on October 20, 2008. On larecord.com The High Dials sound like the Creation if they were on Creation Records. Their newest self-released album Moon Country is out now. This interview by Carlos Villarreal. Anton Newcombe said you guys were the best band in North America. Do you agree with that? Trevor Anderson...
Los Angeles Street Art by Netsil
Originally published October 6, 2006, In El Vaquero. An oldie, but a goodie. A feature story I wrote on a local street artist during the heyday of British street artist, Banksy. Underground Street Artist Refines Art in L.A. A local street artist is reinventing art, leaving his mark on street corners instead of a canvas. In a dimly lit bar off of Glendale Boulevard in the Atwater area of Los...
Abe Vigoda at The Autry National Center Playing “Throwing Shade” Enjoy! http://vimeo.com/19286429
Las Vegas 8mm Enjoy! http://vimeo.com/19287448
"The Killing Business"
This is a report I wrote on how guns from the U.S. are ending up in the hands of Mexico’s drug cartels. It is pretty down right shocking how easy it is to gun a assault rifle in this country. Read on and enjoy! The Killing Business: How Arms Trafficking To Mexico From The U.S. Is Fueling Mexico’s Drug War In January 2007, during a...
The Black Angels at The Troubadour
The Black Angels at The Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA Originally published June 9, 2008. On larecord.com Landing in the wake of Brian Jonestown and leading the pack with such comrades as Dead Meadow, the Black Angels have covered a lot of ground since forming in 2004. Fresh off the release of their second full-length album, Directions to See a Ghost, the band stood amidst a mixture of red...
Earlimart at The Echo
Earlimart at The Echo, Los Angeles, CA Originally published May 28, 2008. On larecord.com Cheap wine and pastries make for a great pre-show snack, and they paired perfectly with L.A.’s post-punk folkists, Earlimart. The band, named after a small town near Fresno, is the product of frontman Aaron Espinoza, who is something of a hometown hero having produced albums for bands like Castledoor...
Gangi at The Echo
Gangi at The Echo, Los Angeles, CA. January 12, 2011 Matt Gangi has to be some sort of genius, or better yet, a time traveler. Beaming back and forth between today and the 1970s, sampling tracks at will. Gangi released an impressing debut album in 2009, A, an eclectic mix of Jethro Tull meeting a drum machine with a soul. Following their roots, Gangi and new drummer, Eric Chromate, played...
Abe Vigoda at The Autry
Abe Vigoda at L.A. Unheard The Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA. January 20, 2011. Among the rustic hallways of The Autry National Center, sat forgotten relics of the wild west’s former glory. On display were beautifully decorated saddles, pistols once belonging to famed bandits, clothing used in Brokeback Mountain and photos of cowboys sporting mustaches that would make any hipster swoon...