Down the Mechanical Rabbit Hole with Fuck Buttons

On Saturday night, Voyeur bubbled with its usual Making Time in-the-know, who’s who excitement.  The gigantic disco ball looked freshly scrubbed, the Bear-den hot dogs primed for consumption.  The night screamed for four-on-the-floor aplomb– hopefully some Disclosure, maybe a little CLASSIXX, a sprikling of Holy Ghost!?!?  Au contrair mon frere… enter Fuck Buttons.  And boy we’re we fucked. In the good...

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Godspeed You Black Emperor Dishes Out Aural Assault

Godspeed or GY!BE (as the militant abbreviation may suggest,)  provides an orphic pleasure so embedded in the viscera it borders on mysticism. They’re a band you want to delve into–not only musically rich, but legendary in their niche lore.  Could it be the harrowing vocal samples cum apocalyptic revelries from Blaise Bailey, the strange Americana grace notes sped through a melting pot of supermercado feedback, the legend...

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[RECAP] Woodkid Rocks Union Transfer, Philadelpia
Oct22

[RECAP] Woodkid Rocks Union Transfer, Philadelpia

Music video director/graphic designer turned musician Yoann Lemoine, better known as Woodkid, came through Philadelphia with his awe inspiring performance. Yoann Lemoine was backed up by a full piece band with a 3 piece horn section, keyboardist, synth player, and 2 drummers which led the band with a sense of an army ready to march. Yoann Lemoine voice fronted the instruments with a such theatrics and led every word to sound as if it...

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Between the Buried and Me @ The TLA 10.19.2013
Oct21

Between the Buried and Me @ The TLA 10.19.2013

Between the Buried and Me tore through the TLA in Philly this past Saturday night, playing a nearly two-hour set. Songs ran the gamut, from 2005’s Alaska, all the way up to their most recent concept album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, released almost exactly one year ago. Lead singer Thomas Giles Rogers began the show with the energy and ferocity one can expect from the progressive metal five-piece. His guttural screams, mixed...

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AFI Melt Faces @ The TLA
Oct17

AFI Melt Faces @ The TLA

AFI put on one hell of a show Friday night at the Theater of the Living Arts. The band is touring in support of their 12th full length release, Burials.  The album drops on October 22nd with an appropriate tag like “A Fire Inside”.  Based on the killer performance and set list delivered by AFI that night, the fire IS a blazing, and melting faces across the country. The chanting of the crowd roared through the theater so passionately,...

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Newport Folk Brings Way Over Yonder Festival to Santa Monica Pier
Oct11

Newport Folk Brings Way Over Yonder Festival to Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica pier has been one of the most popular tourist attractions on the Westside of Los Angeles. People from all over have come to see the century-old relic and the beautiful views it has to offer. From the sea breezes to the golden sunshine, the Santa Monica pier has a fun and comfortable vibe welcoming all. This year Newport Folk Festival hosted an inaugural two-day folk and roots music event on the historic pier. With...

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