I saw Spanish Love Songs at the Pie Shop in Washington, D.C. and it was sick! Also, I was sick!
When in doubt, rock out.
On August 5, 2018 I went to see Against Me! expecting to have a great night. Instead, it was one of the best of my life.
Watercolor Paintings reunion show at Sinking City Pop Fest, Chintimini Senior & Community Center, May 12, 2018 A few weeks ago, I watched a band …
Legendary St. Louis band Drunks With Guns played their fifth show ever, and first in thirty-three years. I had to go; I had seen all four previous shows. How could I miss the fifth? The future is really weird.
A retrospective on some of the sets of Pouzza Fest 8 in Montreal, Quebec. The reviews cover acts from all three days, spanning all the shades of punk that Pouzza prides itself on showcasing.
What’s that? You haven’t been to Awesome Fest in San Diego? Well, I have—four times—so I’m kind of like the substitute teacher equivalent on the matter. A 36% attendance rate isn’t bad for living about 2,000 miles away. Anyway, I hope you’ll feel like you’ve attended one of these after reading this column. That is my goal.
Sicko came out of retirement to celebrate pogoing, Converse All-Stars, and leather jackets for the first-ever Seattle Pop Punk Fest. The two day event covered three decades worth of melodic North West bubblegum bands— seventeen in total!
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.
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.