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 …

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 …

She Wants Revenge close the inaugural Cloak & Dagger Festival on 10.21.17

So I just found out that She Wants Revenge broke up last year. I had no idea they were amongst the casualties of 2020 - not death per se (nor do I mean to belittle actual tragedy), but one amongst the many comforts that have either closed, concluded, or fallen by the wayside. Total bummer.It's …

HEALTH issues :: “ANTI-LIFE” + “ISN’T EVERYONE” + a flashback performance at Cloak & Dagger 2017

I thought of breaking this into individual posts. But it's just easier to lump them all together. So let's get started ...L.A.'s own industrious noise rockers HEALTH have a crunchy new single titled "ANTI-LIFE," featuring Deftone's frontman Chino Moreno. It's got crazy percussive drum-patterns, raucous guitar licks, and an audio attitude meshed between aggro grind …