(Most of ) Everyone Else @ Pasadena Daydream at Brookside Park on 08.31.19.

A hot sunny afternoon on the Main Stage, a.k.a. The Oaks, at Pasadena Daydream at Brookside Park on 08.31.19.
Pasadena Daydream: The Line Up. This post covers the rest of The Cure’s cabinet of curiosities, better known as the Pasadena Daydream Festival, which took place at Brookside Park, essentially a golf course adjacent to the Rose Bowl, at the conclusion of last month.  It goes without saying that it's taken me awhile to get …

Flashback: The Cure @ the Hollywood Bowl on 05.22.16

The Cure perform at the Hollywood Bowl on 05.22.16.
I've been sitting on this Cure post for a few months now. It's an older show, back from 2016. I originally thought I'd use it in January, during the typically slow month for live performances. Hence, the "flashback" moniker, intended to focus remembrance and reverence for outstanding shows from prior years … meaning before I …

Documenta’s “The Blue Sleep”

Documenta's 2018 EP "Lady with the Ring," featuring "The Blue Sleep."
Here's another artist gleaned from my work-based listening excursions. They're a Belfast outfit known as Documenta, and according to their Facebook bio, their interests reside in astronomy, melody, and noise. They're also influenced by Spacemen 3, free jazz, and Deutsch-rock.Given that preface, I offer the beautiful post-rock psychedelic purity of "The Blue Sleep." This one's …

Setlist: Emma Ruth Rundle

Emma Ruth Rundle performs @ the Echo on 12.09.18.
Here's the setlist for psychedelic indie post-rocker Emma Ruth Rundle's emotionally-pitched show at the Echoplex earlier this month. Again, I meant to get this post up sooner, but it's been a busy month. Most of the performance was centered on her latest introspective album "On Dark Horses," a highly personal slow-burn exploration of the depths …