King Tuff and Cut Worms End Their Spring Tour with a Bang at the Teragram Ballroom

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by David Fisch.  “Are you filled with joy?” asks Kyle Thomas, also known as King Tuff. Crowds were restless at the Teragram Ballroom last Thursday night, buzzing for the polished rock acts of the night. SASAMI, formerly of Cherry Glazerr, opened up the night, with retro outfit Cut Worms filling in the middle slot. By the … Continue reading King Tuff and Cut Worms End Their Spring Tour with a Bang at the Teragram Ballroom

Falsetto Down: Vérité Rocked the Echo on the Final Night of her Tour

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by William Gormley. Pop is a polarizing genre. I have been on both sides of the argument, debating its merit in the contemporary American music scene, especially in a Top 40 context. But that certainly doesn’t exempt me from loving the tried and true mix of catchy hooks, simple melodies, and great vocals. With Lostboycrow opening for … Continue reading Falsetto Down: Vérité Rocked the Echo on the Final Night of her Tour

Falsetto Down: Vérité Rocked the Echo on the Final Night of her Tour

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by William Gormley. Pop is a polarizing genre. I have been on both sides of the argument, debating its merit in the contemporary American music scene, especially in a Top 40 context. But that certainly doesn’t exempt me from loving the tried and true mix of catchy hooks, simple melodies, and great vocals. With Lostboycrow opening for Vérité … Continue reading Falsetto Down: Vérité Rocked the Echo on the Final Night of her Tour

A Holy Saturday Evening with Joanna Newsom

Two Saturdays ago I had what felt like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Joanna Newsom live in concert. I bought a ticket somewhat late but because I only needed one, I was assigned the first available seat—I was not prepared for exactly how perfect a seat it was.  The night of the show, I was conflicted. It was a friend’s birthday, and I wanted to … Continue reading A Holy Saturday Evening with Joanna Newsom

Sweet Yet Strong: Milk & Bone’s Spectacular LA Debut at the Bootleg Theater

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words and too-dark photos by me.  The Bootleg Theater was host to a slew of incredible acts this past Friday night. For our main course, Milk & Bone show us why they were so lauded at SXSW, and to open for them were Danke and vōx, who both put on blissful bass-filled sets. I missed most of Danke at the … Continue reading Sweet Yet Strong: Milk & Bone’s Spectacular LA Debut at the Bootleg Theater

Sweet Yet Strong: Milk & Bone’s Spectacular LA Debut at the Bootleg Theater

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words and too-dark photos by me.  The Bootleg Theater was host to a slew of incredible acts this past Friday night. For our main course, Milk & Bone show us why they were so lauded at SXSW, and to open for them were Danke and vōx, who both put on blissful bass-filled sets. I missed most of Danke at the start … Continue reading Sweet Yet Strong: Milk & Bone’s Spectacular LA Debut at the Bootleg Theater

The Echoplex Roared for Bayonne and Petite Noir

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words and grainy photos by me.  Tuesday was another unforgettable night at The Echoplex, this time spent with experimental electronic artists Bayonne aka Roger Sellers and Petite Noir aka Yannick Ilunga. The show was the first date of Bayonne’s national tour and served as a preview for the incredible dropping of his debut LP, Primitives, due out this Friday, … Continue reading The Echoplex Roared for Bayonne and Petite Noir