Columns

Deb Frazin Photo Column—Ty Segall

This photo was snapped on night three of Ty Segall’s four-night stint at The Teragram Ballroom. It was one of the best Ty Segall shows I’ve ever seen (right up there with the night he played Reverse Shark Attack in its entirety at The Echoplex).

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Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—ParaDogs

Thanks to the Ethan, Erik, Nick, and Forrest for learning the English Dogs songs and playing them for my birthday! It was a perfect half a millennium celebration in my neighborhood during a pandemic.

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Deb Frazin Photo Column—Smirk

This photo of Nick Vicario (Cemento, Public Eye, Crisis Man) with his band Smirk was shot when they opened for Osees at Non Plus Ultra earlier this month. I stood next to John Dwyer during their set, and Dwyer was more fired up about Smirk than anyone else in the crowd!

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Deb Frazin Photo Column—Rearranged Face

What do you get when you take the sound of Cat Scan, add a Richard Hell sound-alike on vocals, then add a dash of The Deadbeats? You get REARRANGED FACE!

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Bitch Fight: All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Part 2 by Michelle Cruz Gonzales

I tried not to play too loud so I could hear the chord changes of our first song “Beer Shampoo,” a song about hating trendy girls and small-town class warfare.

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Deb Frazin Photo Column—Osees

I got real lucky and scored a last minute ticket to a secret Osees show at Non Plus Ultra last night. It was thee best Osees show I’ve ever seen—MY MIND WAS BLOWN!

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Through Being Cool by Jamie L. Rotante

Learning how to let go of my past and not let it define me, while still understanding how unimportant it is to be cool.

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Deb Frazin Photo Column—The Premonitions

This photo of The Premonitions was snapped at Zebulon during my first week back at shows since the pandemic started. I was in the mood for some garage punk and a Premonitions set was just what the doctor ordered!

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Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Battlemaster

We all needed it! It’s been way too long! Local RVA Battlemaster was finally able to have a record release show for last year’s record that’s already sold out.

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Razorcake 123, featuring The Mummies, Karoline Collins, Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis, Milky Wimpshake, and Seized Up

“I’m not above cheap shots. That’s entertainment.” –Trent, The Mummies’ Interview

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Florida: The Review by Will Kenneth

Will spent thirty years embedded in Florida to bring you a first-hand account of what it was like to be raised among alligators, Florida Man, and the elusive Skunk Ape. Now that he’s moving home to New York City, he’s ready to share his story.

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Deb Frazin Photo Column—MonoDelux

If you’re into loud garage rock, and love bands like MC5 and The Dogs, then MonoDelux should definitely be on your “bands to go see” list!

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