d4vd @ El Rey Theatre [8/10/23]

Photos by Luna Seng-Lay El Rey Theater recently hosted a night of musical enchantment, where attendees of all ages gathered to witness an electrifying performance that spanned generations. The unexpected presence of Miranda Cosgrove herself added a star-studded touch to the lineup, her interactions with fans providing a unique bridge between the opening act and…

Goth Babe is Taking Over the Sun

~~~ Goth Babe @ The Greek [7/15/2023] Photos by Jeslyn Wang ~~~ Goth Babe can’t help but take over the sun when he’s on stage.  At tonight’s celestial show, The Greek Theatre is met with a galaxy of inflatable unicorn floaties, six thousand glitter-adorned fans, and an endless supernova of neon stage colors orbiting around.…

Summer Salt @ The Observatory OC [7/15/23]

Orange County, California: home to 40 miles of beaches, world-class surfing, and glimmering sunshine. What could be a better location for a Summer Salt concert? 2012 saw Matthew Terry (vocalist/guitarist) and Eugene Chung’s (drummer) introduction into the Austin, TX music scene, developing a sound reminiscent of bossa nova, 60s rocksteady, and surf psychedelia. Two years…

Pretty Sick @ The Teragram Ballroom [5/25/23]

Ripped fishnet tights, barely-there mini skirts, distressed t-shirts, the lowest of low-rise pants hanging loose from exposed hip bones. Grunge didn’t die in the ‘90s; it’s alive in “Pretty Sick” and I’ve never felt so simultaneously out of place yet at home.  It was 7:45pm; Thursday evening; and a line was already extending down Hartford…

Hippo Campus @ The Greek [5/14/23]

“album cycle tours? old hat, played out, over! ep cycle tours? IN, fresh, sexy. only the hottest bands tour on ep releases. catch us on the road dishing out the hits and subjecting you to only minimal new music!” Hippo Campus’ Instagram post @thehalocline 5/15/23 Hippo Campus knows why you’re at The Greek. Yeah, they…

Misty Midnights

Alfa Mist @ The Fonda, 5/4/23 by Harry Frahn (photos by Chloe Gonzales) In a dimly lit concert hall last Thursday night, around 11:30 pm, I watched someone standing barely two feet in front of me whip out their phone and, apropos of nothing in particular, type “Connect w people that was here – same…