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  • 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 30, 2013

    It was 75 years ago tonight that Orson Welles’ infamous “War Of The Worlds” radio drama aired over the CBS radio network. For the uninformed, this adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel gained notoriety in the days and weeks following its broadcast because it supposedly inspired widespread outrage and panic by listeners who believed the events described in the program were real. As some listeners […]

  • August 8, 2013

    My buddy Dan has been composing music for TV and film for the past decade, creating brilliant spots for companies like Droid, Facebook, IBM, Mercedes, BofA…wasn’t there a Honey Nut Cherrios ad a long time ago? Or a Reese’s ad? That was my favorite because I’m both physically and emotionally addicted to Reese’s. Anyway, Dan’s one of the hardest workers of anybody I know, […]

  • July 27, 2013

    Aaron Snow of Connecticut-based space rockers Landing wrote this morning to alert me to some recent goings on in the Constitution State. Did you know that 2013 marks the band’s 15th anniversary? Aaron and his wife originally formed the band way back in 1998 with Dick Baldwin and Daron Gardner. Though the full-band lineup has changed in recent years, the core has remained intact […]

  • April 22, 2013

    • So, listening to Bardo Pond cover “Maggot Brain,” the only thing that I’m disappointed by is how they didn’t ask Isobel to deliver the Eddie Hazel introduction like the original. That would have been really cool. Alas, they’ve got her playing flute, which is surprisingly effective. I imagine at some point I’ll make it to the B-Side, but for now I’m content to […]

  • March 18, 2013

    The Internet has been engaged in a lot of tributes to Jason Molina today. If you haven’t heard, the talented singer/songwriter passed away Saturday night at the age of 39. The cause of death was described as natural causes on both the Secretly Canadian and Magnolia Electric Co. websites. Henry over at Chunklet was a bit more blunt, writing that Molina “died from a […]