Swan Fungus | Concerts
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  • May 17, 2014
    by Evan

    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 [...]

  • February 22, 2014
    by Evan

    Oh man, has it been EIGHT YEARS since I last saw Marissa Nadler perform live? I think it has. On that night in late October of 2005 she took the stage at Tonic (RIP) in support of the Flaherty/Corsano duo and Jackie-O Motherfucker. My little review — my immediate reaction to hearing her music for the first time — wasn’t all that compelling. The first musician [...]

  • Spiritualized - United Artists Theater; Los Angeles, CA
    February 15, 2014
    by Evan

    Is there a better way to spend Valentine’s Day than getting to watch Spiritualized perform their crowning achievement, Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, live and in person? What about if the ticket price included a VIP open bar party before the show? Well…that’s how I spent my evening, and it was incredible. It’s hard to believe that it’s been FIFTEEN YEARS since [...]

  • October 22, 2013
    by Evan

    No words. Just awesomeness. The first half of the set was studio album cuts and the second half was mostly soundtrack material. Highlights included Suspiria (natch) and Phenomena, which stars Jennifer Connolly. Or, as my brilliant co-worker renamed her, “Jennifer Cannoli.” I’m sure no one’s ever made that joke before. Setlist: (I think) Magic Thriller Mad Puppet Dr. Frankenstein Roller E Suono Rock Aquaman [...]

  • October 3, 2013
    by Evan

    You can imagine my surprise when — during my morning run today — I saw the signage outside Vacation Vinyl advertising an in-store performance by Alcest. An ACOUSTIC performance. I ran another half-mile before turning around and heading home. How could one give up an opportunity to a) see a French shoegaze/black metal band in such a tiny setting and b) see an [...]

  • September 21, 2013
    by Evan

    I totally forgot to mention that I saw Godspeed last Thursday at the Fonda in Hollywood. It was my…6th time seeing them? 7th? I don’t even remember anymore. All I remember is barely getting to hear “Moya” ONE TIME in all of those shows, and the last time I heard it was 2003. I swear to God, if Godspeed plays LA again and [...]