P.I.L.’s “The Order of Death” with a ’15 flashback to the Fonda

Public Image Ltd perform at the Fonda Theatre on 11.29.15.
I've got one final post for August, which I'm attempting to squeeze into this semi-spotty workday. It means I'll probably be penning this in fits and spurts throughout the day. But with any luck, I'll have a semi-coherent piece on today's featured artist, Public Image Ltd.My original intention was to post P.I.L. (as they're commonly …

Midnight Face’s “Blue Haze”

After yesterday's exploration of SoCal reverb entrepreneur Deserta, a.k.a. Matt Doty, I opted to check out one of his non-shoegaze efforts, the quite different post-punk/new wave flourished Midnight Faces.I honestly didn't get much farther than the single "Blue Haze," before I knew with certainty that this was the track that'd make this post. It's an …

80’s Weekend #9

Violent Femmes headline the ninth edition of "80's Weekend" at the Microsoft Theater on 02.15.20.
For my first proper post this month, I'm going to take a step back to the past, to explore that magically nostalgic era known as the '80s. It's not the first time I've attempted to do so. But typically, it's from the perspective of contemporary eyes and ears, modern-day interpretations and appropriations as homage and …

New Order: a couple of old shows, in lieu of a postponed “Unity”

New Order perform at the Shrine Auditorium on 03.09.16.
On this beautiful Monday afternoon, one of the warmest of the summer thus far, I'm opting for another flashback performance ... or in this case, a couple of them, paired up to offer a more well-rounded experience. Same act. Multiple shows.The band is New Order, and before things went tits-up in the Corona wars, they …