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Manhattan Murder Mystery, The Pretty Flowers, and Le Cos @ Pehrspace 06-07-14

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Manhattan Murder Mystery, The Pretty Flowers, and Le Cos @ Pehrspace 06-07-14

Went to Pehrspace with my old friend Travis. When was the last time I was there? I’m not sure. The last I blogged about it was almost four years ago, but I doubt that was the last time I was there.

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Timothy James and Afternoons @ The Satellite 05-06-14

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Timothy James and Afternoons @ The Satellite 05-06-14

I got there way too early. Managed to get a beer in my hand (Boulevard Tank, from my favorite brewery) and leaned on the old Galaga machine. There was a point in time, I don’t remember when exactly without counting back, where I would have battled musicians on that cabinet, destroying bug ships like exploding electrons, engaging in a separated automated digital game with persons whose creative output I could praise or savage in pixel-print. Now I leaned on the husk of the machine and just stared. The curtain was gone. Moved. In the back of the room. There was no bar in the middle of the floor lean on, to separate the people watching the music from the people watching the people. No mirror to spit our faces back at ourselves. Where was Spaceland Brian? Was he off, or dead? Who knows. I miss him.

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Coachella 2014 Overview

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Coachella 2014 Overview

I was displeased with the lineup when it was released and, if it wasn’t for the Replacements, I’d might not have gone. What a mistake that would have been. This was one of the best of my ten years going to Coachella.

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Attending Coachella… something only trust fund babies can afford to do? What’s it really cost?

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Attending Coachella… something only trust fund babies can afford to do? What’s it really cost?

I’m a ten year Coachella vet now, and this year did nothing to change me from a mega-cheerleader of the festival. Yes, it is an expensive decision you have to save for, but it’s not as expensive as you think. What, wait? I thought the Daily Beast detailed a hedonistic hell for trust fund babies?

Well now, about that.

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Coachella 2014 Day Three Field Report 04-13-14

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Coachella 2014 Day Three Field Report 04-13-14

Sunday started off with a bang (Bo Ningen) and rolled along, slowly building to a pretty tremendous finish. It was quite a day, with a broad range of emotions, including rage and sadness. More after the jump.

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Coachella 2014 Day Two Field Report 04-12-14

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Coachella 2014 Day Two Field Report 04-12-14

Yesterday was a Coachella day for the ages. I went at it for over 13 hours and never fatigued. Might have hit a new record for “great” performances on a single day. More after the jump.

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Coachella 2014 Day One Field Report 04-11-1

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Coachella 2014 Day One Field Report 04-11-1

Yesterday was supposed to offer the worst weather of the weekend, but partial cloud cover and a consistent breeze made for just lovely festival weather. It was a good day for me; I barely saw a set I didn’t care for. Also, the crowd is kinda nice! They moved the Do Lab to the back of the festival grounds, near the Sahara and Yuma Tents, and as a result a particular personality quotient has been sequestered far away from my festival stomping trails. Bliss.

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Welcome to Coachella 2014

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Welcome to Coachella 2014

April is here. The bros have cheated their last college paper for the week. Los Angeles is experiencing a shortage in dresses, both sun and Native American head variety. Tents and tank tops are sold out everywhere. Watch out Coachella, here comes a regular.

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Turbo Lightning – “Faster Than Light”

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Turbo Lightning – “Faster Than Light”

My biggest band obsession so far in 2014 has been Turbo Lightning. Their creative pedigree is strong; Dana Poblete (Batwings Catwings) sings and Jeff Byron (The Mae Shi, and also BWCW now) plays guitar. Turbo Lighting sounds like a weirdo’s anthemic rock, but under a slight dreampop influence. Poblete sings with introspection, phasing between vulnerability and empowerment. I love blasting this record driving through LA mid-day with my car windows down. It’s recorded for sunshine conditions.

But you don’t have to take my word for it.

You can try-and-buy the Faster than Light EP here. My favorite track changes every day. I think I’ve settled on “Crimson Vision”. It’s a love song. Writing a good love song that sounds fresh, sincere, and true is no small thing. I’m told a full-length is in the works.

Turbo Lightning just released a music video for the single, named same as the EP.



The Pretty Flowers and The World Record @ Harvard & Stone – 02-10-14

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The Pretty Flowers and The World Record @ Harvard & Stone – 02-10-14

Oops, I went out to see music again. The second time in as many weeks going out to shows. What is going on. I don’t know. I guess it’s some sort of a three-eighths life crisis. Or some such thing. If you are in a band, please don’t start reaching out to me to come to your shows because I am telling you right now I have not resumed music blogging. Not at all. That would be impossible.

Last night was a joy.

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