The Devious Means Escape Holdings with New Album

The Devious Means Escape Holdings with New Album

In a decade when most new bands are chasing a pop song, The Devious Means seem guitar-bent committed on running away from it. On their...

Interview with Sleep Thieves: "It's About Transporting People out of the Room"

Interview with Sleep Thieves: "It's About Transporting People out of the Room"

Red and blue lights illuminate in purple a dark-haired girl in floor-length black lace on the alter of a church. Her voice pierces the vast...

Rock and Fun Should Never be Apart. Listen to Taymir

Rock and Fun Should Never be Apart. Listen to Taymir

Next up was the building frenzy of Taymir (pronounced tie-meer), a group of indie rockers from Amsterdam whose set starts out promising to be rather...

At an Altar, in a Church, in Los Angeles with Gifted Nina Persson

At an Altar, in a Church, in Los Angeles with Gifted Nina Persson

Nina Persson took change of The Church stage as though she had been a priestess in a former life, her kimono sleeves like fine vestments...

Though Humble, Cloud Nothings are a Storm of Sound

Though Humble, Cloud Nothings are a Storm of Sound

Across the parking lot at the World Stage, three-piece Cloud Nothings are playing to a growing crowd. Lead singer Dylan Baldi plays an electronic guitar...

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Says Dance

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Says Dance

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah returned to Culture Collide as a headliner and the quirky beauty of frontman Alec Ounsworth’s voice made everybody go a...

The Delta Riggs, Yeah, Turn it UP

The Delta Riggs, Yeah, Turn it UP

The Delta Riggs raise the bar on what it is to perform live rock and roll. Their set in the Taix Champagne Room was a...

Randsburg: Songwriting for a Devil's Dance

Randsburg: Songwriting for a Devil's Dance

About two years ago the band Randsburg approached me about listening to their music. When I asked what they played, they responded, “music to drink...

Culture Collide 2014 Highlights Part 1

Culture Collide 2014 Highlights Part 1

My first order of business at Culture Collide Festival this year was to chat with the lovely trio from Sleep Thieves, whose music has been...

Excuse me, Sir. Put your iPad Down

Excuse me, Sir. Put your iPad Down

The moment you’ve been waiting for all night is here. The band you’ve come to see is about to perform your favorite song. Just as...

Reissues: Rowland S. Howard and His Six Strings That Drew Blood

Reissues: Rowland S. Howard and His Six Strings That Drew Blood

As I drove along the coast I saw the honeyed sky of the sun trapped between a black layer above and below; it was a...

Hozier’s Church Bells Toll Past the Eleventh Hour

Hozier’s Church Bells Toll Past the Eleventh Hour

I struggled with the idea of writing a piece on Hozier (born: Andrew Hozier-Byrne) since I'm not exactly "spilling the beans" on the chart-topper. But...

The Devious Means Escape Holdings with New Album

The Devious Means Escape Holdings with New Album

In a decade when most new bands are chasing a pop song, The Devious Means seem guitar-bent committed on running away from it. On their...

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Interview with Sleep Thieves: "It's About Transporting People out of the Room"

Interview with Sleep Thieves: "It's About Transporting People out of the Room"

Red and blue lights illuminate in purple a dark-haired girl in floor-length black lace on the alter of a church. Her voice pierces the vast...

Read More
Rock and Fun Should Never be Apart. Listen to Taymir

Rock and Fun Should Never be Apart. Listen to Taymir

Next up was the building frenzy of Taymir (pronounced tie-meer), a group of indie rockers from Amsterdam whose set starts out promising to be rather...

Read More
At an Altar, in a Church, in Los Angeles with Gifted Nina Persson

At an Altar, in a Church, in Los Angeles with Gifted Nina Persson

Nina Persson took change of The Church stage as though she had been a priestess in a former life, her kimono sleeves like fine vestments...

Read More
Though Humble, Cloud Nothings are a Storm of Sound

Though Humble, Cloud Nothings are a Storm of Sound

Across the parking lot at the World Stage, three-piece Cloud Nothings are playing to a growing crowd. Lead singer Dylan Baldi plays an electronic guitar...

Read More
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Says Dance

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Says Dance

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah returned to Culture Collide as a headliner and the quirky beauty of frontman Alec Ounsworth’s voice made everybody go a...

Read More

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