Saturday, December 15

Sunday, December 9

My top 25 Albums of 2012

A Few albums that didn't quite make the cut:
Ani DiFranco - Which side Are You On?
Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - The Lion The Beast The Beat
Heartless Bastards - Arrow
John K. Samson - Provincial
Tame Impala - Lonerism
The Walkmen - Heaven

Thursday, October 11

Lucero @ Armando's in Martinez, CA. ~ 10/5/12

Lucero is at their very best in tiny clubs and small bars. 
This show was excellent. 
If you get a chance to see one of your favorite bands at Armando's in downtown Martinez, CA, do it! It's a fantastic little club. 
 It reminds me of what Ark-a'ik almost was or could have been. 
Thanks to Ben for closing the show with "Drink 'Till We're Gone." 
Come back soon, fellas.

Wednesday, October 10

New Sea Wolf

Indie-folk group Sea Wolf - the brainchild of Los Angeles native Alex Brown Church - just kicked off a nationwide tour last week in support of their new album Old World Romance.

After two successful releases (2007's Leaves In The River & 2009's White Water, White Bloom), Sea Wolf landed a track on the soundtrack to the 2009 mega-hit film The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Since then, Alex and his band have been working away at crafting what would become Old World Romance. After completing tracking last year, a complete hard drive failure forced them to start over and re-record the entire album from square one.

Months later, they emerged with the ten tracks that make up Old World Romance - arguably the band's best material to date. A release that Performer Magazine calls "a beautiful album, dark and thoughtful but with bright moments of hope and acceptance," and LA Times praises for its "lushly languid folk-pop arrangements."

Listen to the album below, or find it on your favorite streaming music service. 

Stream Old World Romance

10/09 | Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive 
10/11 | St. Louis, MO @ Plush 
10/12 | Louisville, KY @ Jim Porter's Good Time Emporium 
10/13 | Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre 
10/14 | Columbus, OH @ The Basement 
10/15 | Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE 
10/16 | Asbury Park, NY @ The Saint 
10/19 | New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge [CMJ Showcase]
10/20 | Boston, MA @ Church 
10/21 | Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar 
10/22 | Washington, DC @ DC9 
10/23 | Toledo, OH @ Frankies Inner-City
10/24 | Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall 
10/25 | Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi 
10/26 | Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar Cultural Center 
10/29 | Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge 
10/30 | Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge 
10/31 | Pullman, WA @ Bell Tower 
11/01 | Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern 
11/02 | Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl 
11/03 | Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge 
11/05 | San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/07 | Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre 
11/08 | Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55 
11/09 | San Diego, CA @ The Casbah 
11/10 | Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

Sunday, September 30

MEN support Pussy Riot with new tune & video.

"On October 1st 2012 at 11am Moscow City Court will hear the appeal of the sentence Masha, Nadia and Katja.
This may be the last chance for the Russian judicial system to free the jailed members of Pussy Riot.
After this, the women are expected to be sent to three different penal detention centers, where we are very concerned for their safety.
Please check in at for more information."

Saturday, September 29

PEACHES @ CommRow ~ 9/27/12


So many photos, so much fun!
This is my 5th time seeing Peaches and she reinvents her show every time I see her.
There is always something new and surprising at a Peaches show.
Her theatrics are the best.

Doll head nipples on her tittie shoulder pads.
Grinder girl.
Fake Blood.
Sexy lady dancers.
Creepy Masks.
Free Pussy Riot!
Champagne showers.

She has endless energy and is completely passionate about her stage presence and show.

My favorite moment of the evening is when the Peach did a cover of Tina Turner's "Private Dancer".

Thanks to CommRow for bringing the Peach back to town.