Live Reviews

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.

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.
Hopscotch 2015 - By Rachel Bridges: The Best Festival You’ve Never Heard Of

North Carolina’s music scene has a lot more to it than you might think.
I went to Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh
and found out just what North Carolina has to offer. 

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.