Live Reviews

Fest and Pre-Fest 2017: Sixty-four Bands! by Kayla Greet

Fest and Pre-Fest 2017

It was so cool to be around people I’d never met who knew all the same words and loved music in all the same ways.

Jawbreaker live review and full set audio by Kayla Greet


They frontloaded the set with some more mellow tracks like “Jet Black,” and for the first four songs everyone had their own space to enjoy the show. For a bit I felt like I was the only one in the room and appreciated the tranquility of the crowd. You almost couldn’t hear the stage vocals over hundreds of people singing in unison to their favorite songs.

Bad Cop / Bad Cop Tour Photo Essay by Eden Kittiver

Bad Cop / Bad Cop

I have a passion for working with influential feminist bands, so there’s no better band to travel the country with than the amazing women in Bad Cop / Bad Cop.

Burger Boogaloo 2017 by Ever aka The Girl About Town, Short Film by Alxis Ratkevich

The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Final Texas Show, Live at the Mohawk in Austin, Texas, 05/27/2017 By Alicia Armijo

The Dillinger Escape Plan

Metalcore meets Cirque de Soleil: The Dillinger Escape Plan melted faces and astounded the masses for their last-ever Texas show in Austin last Saturday.

Atlanta Mess-Around 2017 by Eric Peterson

The ninth annual Atlanta Mess-Around took place at the end of April, drawing bands and audiences from across the country. Performers included headliners The Gories and Redd Kross, as well as Timmy’s Organism, RMBLR, Terry and Louie from The Exploding Hearts, and more.

Touring with toyGuitar, European Edition, by Rosie Gonce

It’s exciting and unique and I would do it all again in a second. But still, it’s not a vacation.

Choking Victim, Starving Wolves, and Casual Relapse, live at the Mohawk in Austin, Texas, 05/07/2017, By Alicia Armijo

Giving “zero fucks,” Choking Victim defiantly reunite for three last Texas shows, leaving nostalgic fans voracious for more.

Leftöver Crack Live at the Majestic Ventura Theater, 3/24/2017 by Alicia Armijo

An unexpected night with the good, the bad, and the Leftöver Crack. Never under-estimate your local punk scene—wherever you find yourself.

Lemuria, Cayetana, and Mikey Erg! at The Echo, Jan. 27, 2017 by Megan G. Razzetti

Get Better isn’t just a great debut record but a beautiful soundtrack to go with warm and fuzzy feelings. The gorgeous instrumentals mixed with simple lyrics give this trio a solid sound.