Live Reviews

Pears Live at the Complex in Glendale, CA, June 16, 2016 By Clara Luci Acosta

While the word “pears” may conjure up ideas of a soft, juicy fruit that’s sweet
on the outside and hard at the core, Pears—the band—is quite the opposite.

Berserktown 2 Fest feat. Total Control, Tenement, Career Suicide: Aug. 14-16, 2015 at The Observatory, Santa Ana CA By Juan Espinosa

Two days and three nights of the best in underground punk, post-punk,
hardcore, and indie punk. Dangly earrings optional upon entry. 

Gentlemen Prefer Blood, Great Apes, All Eyes West, and Lake Effect : At The Redwood, August, 2nd, 2015

I went to a show excited for only the headliner, ended up falling for the opener, 
and left with a new appreciation for bands I’ve never heard of. 
By Megan G. Razzetti

Screeching Weasel, The Queers, Mr. T Experience live: North Park Observatory, San Diego, 8-9-15 By Cahnie Galletta

Lookout! They’ve still got it.

D4th of July at The Triple Rock on July 4, 2015: Now that D4 is twenty-one, they’ve got a lot to lose. Look back on better times, By Kayla Greet

By July 3, 2015 I had never seen Dillinger Four, Scared Of Chaka, Lifter Puller, Tim Barry, or The Slowdeath before. On July 4, 2015 in the sweltering Midwest heat of the Triple Rock’s parking lot, I fixed that. Life is much, much better now. 


Tim Barry, Jenny Owen Youngs: 3-20-2015, The Casbah, San Diego, CA By Cahnie Galletta


Seeing Tim Barry is forty-five minutes of acoustic therapy.

Cursive, Beach Slang, Slow Bird February 14, 2015 at Nuemo’s, Seattle, WA: How my Valentine’s Day was spent on a whim with Cursive, Beach Slang, and Slow B By Kayla Greet

An accidental pseudo date turns into one of the best shows I’ve seen in a while.

Burger A-Go-Go Festival, 8-2-2014 at the Observatory, Santa Ana, CA: Featuring Dum Dum Girls, Shannon And The Clams, the Coathangers, the Muffs, more By Juan Espinosa


Burger Records continues its successful run of all-day festivals
by bringing together some of the best women-fronted punk bands. 

Orden Mundial, Blazing Eye, Poliskitzo, Stupid Life, and Dead Squad at Space 42,: Juventud Vacia…Pero bien Ruidosa By Andy Garcia

A Spanish island punk band brings their new order to the West Coast. 
Minds are blown and ear drums busted; not bad for a school night.


The Dickies, Soda Bar, 1-17-2015, San Diego, CA: By Cahnie Galletta

Punk icons The Dickies came and rocked San Diego’s Soda Bar;
meanwhile, the crowd forgot how to rock.