Until next year’s return … a look back at The Killers @ the Staples Center on 02-02-18

Okay, now that I've secured a pair of tix for the Killers' Los Angeles show next August, I feel I'm finally ready to do this long-lingering post. Of course, I hold full responsibility for any and all delays. It's just taken me awhile to find the proper motivation. I'd like to say that's three years …

The Chameleons(Vox)

A few days ago, I ventured into this semi-post-punk riff, starting with Portland outfit Soft Kill, then moving on to SoCal's Cold Showers, both of whom embrace that old-school rebellious energy, while layering nu wave synth melodies with melodic pop listenability. Back in that initial post, I made reference to another longtime genre act, The …

Out of Focus and in the Groove … Goldfrapp @ the Hollywood Bowl on 09.18.17

I'm starting this week a bit out of focus. Not just mentally, but literally. Plus, it's Tuesday. So I'm not even at the beginning.Anyhow, I have a bunch of these old shows that sound really good, but look like big fuzzy, hazy blurs of blown-out light ... and sometimes the dark version of that as …