Swan Fungus | Concerts
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  • February 22, 2017

    I ventured out last night to a show at Complex, in Glendale. I guess the last band I saw there was…Bongripper? Yeah, so last night was a very different show. Petheaven and Black Mare opened. I’ve been on an extreme Emma Ruth Rundle kick of late, so that’s where my mind was for the entirety of the first two sets. It started back in […]

  • November 7, 2016

    In June of 2006 This Will Destroy You released Young Mountain, a six-song, thirty-six minute mini LP that drew comparisons to prominent post-rock bands such as Explosions In The Sky, Mogwai, and Mono. Ten years and several releases later (they keep getting better!), it’s time to mark the anniversary of that first release. The band chose to celebrate by scheduling several performances during which they would perform both Young Mountain and 2007’s […]

  • November 3, 2016

    On Tuesday night I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to see Caspian perform at the Teragram Ballroom downtown. While I did not post the last time they were in town I did gave away tickets to the show. This time I made sure to capture some images of the performance to share with you. If only to poke fun of Ian that his band […]

  • September 12, 2016

    Don’t laugh. It hurts. I kind of secretly not-so-secretly love Electric Light Orchestra. I mean, what’s not to love? They’re the Disco Beatles! The songs are so impossibly catchy. Maybe even literally impossible, since you can sing the words to Beatles songs over pretty much any ELO song. If you’ve never played this game before, try listening to “10538 Overture” without thinking about “Dear Prudence.” Whatever. My point is, if you […]

  • October 1, 2015

    Last Thursday I was lucky enough to catch Ken Camden and Stars of the Lid at the Regent downtown. SotL performed with the Wordless Music Orchestra, with whom they have shared a stage multiple times recently. Perhaps the most well-documented of those shows was the one at the Basilica Of Our Lady Of Perpetual Help in New York. As of that concert in […]

  • August 26, 2015

    Hard to believe it’s been a full month since I saw Bongripper melt my face off at Complex over in Glendale. That was “The Way Of The Shred Tour” with Goya and Yidhra. Since that night, a grand total of TWO shows I’ve wanted to see at Complex were cancelled. Locrian (band cancelled for personal reasons), and Cut Hands (unknown reason). Thankfully, Bongripper did not cancel […]

  • November 11, 2014

    I’ve been looking forward to this for a while. As Slowdive was first active between 1989 and 1995, I never had a chance to see them in their first incarnation. I was pretty advanced musically in my pre-teen and teen years, but not so advanced that I was heading out to shows like Slowdive as a twelve year old. It was probably ’94 or ’95 when […]

  • November 4, 2014

    I know last week I promised a review of the Year Of No Light show in Glendale (at The Complex) but – much like the Frost/Hecker show at Los Globos two days prior – the band elected to play in almost complete darkness. Which meant I couldn’t get many photos. As I don’t know the group’s oeuvre all that well, posting three foggy/dark […]

  • October 29, 2014

    If you’d told me several months ago that one of the most anticipated concerts on my calendar was to be held at Club Los Globos, I would have laughed in your stupid face, called you a nerd, and given you an atomic wedgie. For as long as I’ve lived in LA (and for the seven years I lived in Echo Park) Globos was […]

  • May 17, 2014

    It was warm in Los Angeles this week. On my days off this past “weekend” (Wednesday/Thursday) temperatures in my neighborhood topped 100 degrees. It was warm enough that at 4pm on Thursday I needed to be reminded that I had tickets to a show that night. I’d become so comfortable on my couch with the fan running at full blast I was content to […]