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Author: Sonja Stott

[Lucy Dacus @ the Wilten 11/18/22] Photos by Emily Chang Tonight in LA, tomorrow in San Diego, then it’s over. Lucy Dacus’ Home Video Tour has been around the world in a dogged march since the summer of 2021. The Commonwealth hailing musician delves into the cleavages of strict faith, a nostalgia for home, and […]

Skullcrusher @ the Masonic Lodge [10/17/22] When I get to the table outside the Masonic Lodge, after waiting in line, gorging on onion rings and ranch and peering out into the cemetery beyond, I am not on the list. After calling PR, I sit on the curb while the security guard- he looks borrowed from […]

Her new album, Quiet the Room is out now.

It’s an exciting time to be Irish, and so getting the message that Fontaines D.C. were being interviewed and then performing at the Grammy Museum was a sweet embellishment, and a way to celebrate the Dublin-formed band who now sit with the few of their countrymen sharing the title for Best Rock Album nominee.  Since […]

Big Thief @ The Wiltern [5/11/222]

Photos by Esther Meyers The opportunity to see Julien Baker perform her third album, Little Oblivions, was exceptional. To have the knowledge of Baker’s evolution and the challenge this album poised made her show profound. In her earlier work, Baker’s been known to perform alone with her guitar and a loop pedal. Little Oblivions is […]

Photos by Katrina Weissman I was skeptical about Phoebe Bridgers, but looking at the sea of phone-flashlights swaying to “Moon Song”, finding myself singing every word, and feeling tears prick my eyes killed remnants of my doubt. I am totally a Pharb.   When her acclaimed album, Punisher, was released last July, I gave it a […]

Photo of Lori Mattix (Right) and Sable Starr (Left) with Dave Hill of Slade by Michael Ochs Archives from Getty Images After the release of Leaving Neverland and Surviving R. Kelly, the downfall of Burger Records and affiliated bands, and most recently Marilyn Manson getting dropped from his label, it appears sexual abuse is finally […]