Run The Jewels kick your door down, slap you around, get political on new album

...t to Fuck),” rapping “We out of order? Your honor, you out of order / This whole court is just unimportant, you fuckers are walking corpses”. It is worth mentioning as well that the track that lyric is from features an excellent guest verse from none other than Zach de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine fame, which should tell you a little bit about who Run The Jewels consider their peers ideologically. They don’t just talk...

Burger kids, alien-cassette-cults, and rock ‘n’ roll at Beach Goth 3

...ach Goth 3 La Femme at Beach Goth 3 La Femme at Beach Goth 3 Foxygen at Beach Goth 3 Foxygen at Beach Goth 3 Foxygen at Beach Goth 3 Foxygen at Beach Goth 3 The name of the festival isn’t really related to the music it features — it’s most fittingly applied to the crowd, who were adorned with a mix of tie-dye, chokers, colorful hair, and alien-themed apparel that weekend. Burger Records has created its own aesthetic, based...

Bass Drum of Death started their week off by jamming nerves, what did you do?

...energy reached a high, dancing and moshing to the beat with increased vigor, as the band played “Nerve Jamming.” The crowd sang along to “Get Found,” the last song before the encore; the popular track features strong percussion, contagious lyrics, and a repetitive classic rock guitar progression, that render it extremely catchy. Unable to contain themselves, the audience let loose on the encore. “Crawling Back to...

Foxygen delight at The Fillmore, Sam France is a one-man cirque du freak

...(2012). But there was always a presence of multiple personalities in Foxygen’s songs. Like France’s stage antics, the music rarely encompassed one single vibe, tempo or feeling, but rather intertwined a set of distinct features that emerged in overlapping sections. This created a constant anticipation for the new, and if you could handle the ever-changing moods you would seldom be bored. There was one big drawback to the night at The...

The Babe Rainbow: Saturday night monkey disco?

...l . Accompanied by the analog liquid light show performance of Mad Alchemy , the Australian groovers brought their flavorful tunes clad in sunflower necklaces. Their newly released self-titled album, The Babe Rainbow (2017), features a more electronic-disco twist to their ‘60s psych pop/ rock sound, which was heavily reflected in their set. The band actually dubbed their genre as “monkey disco,” and it was evident why they did just so. Lead...

Ambassadeurs releases Can’t You See EP, to play LIB and Mezzanine

...d Alone in the Light (2013) were spliced and modulated to an indecipherable state, the few words uttered in “Can’t You See” are quite clear: “No memory / But I’m gonna / Do without you / Can’t you see?” The rest of the track features an infectious E-flat-F4 ostinato, the exact inverse of the vocal melody on its title lyric, and seamless digital scales otherwise. The following track, “My Way,” has a clubbing disposition that almost veers toward...