This Friday, Too Much Rock will continue its 7″ series with Witch Jail’s debut on wax, Slimewave USA. To celebrate, Witch Jail will take the stage at Mills Record Company, joined by Shortsweather, for a night of danceable punk and distortion-rich dreampop. Is there a better way to kick off the weekend before Valentine’s Day (or any […]
Coming off their 2015 release, New Dark Age, Crippled Black Phoenix wasted no time putting together what would become their latest, Bronze. While the band follows the droning orchestration of New Dark Age, in Bronze Crippled Black Phoenix uses more structured arrangements and varying atmosphere to create an album that is as all enfolding as their previous releases but […]
It’s seldom that two bands that differ so much on the surface fit together as well as WIDES and Second Hand King. The latter prefers more controlled jazz-kissed hip hop, and the former is wild and noisy. That said, there’s some je ne sais quoi feeling that links the two acts. It could be their […]
This Friday, The Blind Tiger will host a show featuring some of the best garage rock and indie pop this side of the state line. The Conquerors, Shy Boys, and San Pedro’s Toys That Kill will support Rooftop Vigilantes for their first show in three years–a show that will double as the release for their […]
In case you missed it, The Philistines put out their debut on The Record Machine about a month ago. The TL;DR of it is The Backbone of The Night rocks. Layering classic tube-warmed psych-tones with slick indie pop hooks, the album unfurls equally as a meandering jam and a collection of tunes that stay stuck in […]
Psychic Heat album release , “Lighter and Brighter” via High Dive Records. Shows starts at 7 pm with friends Arc Flash! More details on the Facebook event.
Jazz and hip hop have been interwoven since the 80s, but their mixture has become more prominent in the past couple years. Whether it’s national (Kendrick Lamar’s jazz odyssey To Pimp a Butterfly, Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead, Med, Blue & Madlib’s Bad Neighbor) or local (The Phantastics, iLLPHONics, or Second Hand King), the marriage between the two genres […]
In a world of hyphenated genres, cross genre work, and hybridity, sometimes the most innovated things are straightforward monoliths. The Architects and The Sluts are two such things. Both bands land with both feet solidly within Rock n Roll (note the capitalization). Their styles differ slightly but each features guitar forward rock that can fill […]