Live Reviews

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.

Gonerfest XIII, 2016 By Eric Peterson

After over a decade of negligence and absenteeism, I return to Gonerfest in Memphis, Tenn.

Snooze, Blowout, and Walter Etc. at 1,2,3,4 Go! in Oakland, California, Sept. 10, 2016 by Rosie Gonce

A peculiar narrative of an all-ages show, highlighting Blowout.

The Falcon, The Copyrights, Sam Russo live at the Troubadour, July 16, 2016 By Clara Luci Acosta

The Falcon are what happens when you stop believing the lie that too much of a good thing is bad.

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.