Show Review & Photos: The Intelligence, Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds & TacocaT @ the Crocodile

The Crocodile hosted a wildly-fun Saturday night of garage rock on June 18th, featuring two local practitioners of the art, The Intelligence and TacocaT, along with Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds, best-known as a former member of psychobillly punk legends The Cramps and co-founder of The Gun Club. TacocaT opened the show […]

Show Review & Photos: Cerebral Ballzy & Grave Babies @ Neumos

I was the first person to arrive at Neumos last Thursday night for the explosive triple bill featuring Black Lips, Cerebral Ballzy, and Grave Babies. The floor was dark and empty, save for a lone security guy on a bar stool at the back and a few other staffers. The next four people inside were, […]

Show Review & Photos: Guitar Wolf, Cheap Time & Jaguar Paw @ El Corazon

Newton’s Third Law of Motion: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The Japanese culture is particularly intriguing for its attraction to extremes. On one hand you have a quiet, polite society devoted to beauty and detail, humble and group-oriented, and on the other hand you have. . . well, you have […]

Movie Review: New Garage Explosion!!: In Love With These Times

I am a three-chord girl to my very core. Although I like lots of different kinds of music, from baroque to hillbilly to shoegaze and much more, it’s garage rock that makes up my DNA. For me, the DIY joyful fun of garage rock is the essence of what rock n’ roll is all about: […]