Music writers Derek Caterwaul and M. Brianna Stallings checked out new releases from Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood and Resin Cum and an Adult Swim garage comp. Read all about it in this week’s Sonic Reducer. Peep related A/V below and experience Paseño noise-doom act Resin Cum live in Burque on Wednesday night. Synchro Studio • Resin Cum • Pepper Griswald • Roñoso • I CUM DRUMS • Wed May 29 • 8 pm • $5 • ALL-AGES!
Sonic reductions of Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood, Resin Cum and an Adult Swim garage comp
DJ Bea has No Fun rockin’ the Roulette
Jessica Stone, a.k.a. DJ Bea, got random with us this week in celebration of her hectic weekend DJ schedule. Learn more about the post-punk, garage and soul-lovin’ golden girl and read her thoughts on fate’s reflective assignment in this week’s Song Roulette. Check out video’s from the artists Stone randomly meditated on below. Blackbird Buvette • No Fun Dance Party • Sat Dec 1 • 10 pm • FREE • 21+ • blackbirdbuvette.com
Golden Girl and Friends Throw No Fun Dance Party
Flyer on the Wall: Trip out
This week’s Flyer on the Wall reprises psychedelic ‘60s graphics in support of a Saturday night psych rock gig at Sister. Check out a Spindrift music video below. Sister • Spindrift • CanyonLands • Sat Nov 3 • 9 pm •$5 • 21-and-over • sisterthebar.com
Flyer on the Wall
If you’re looking for a by-the-numbers revival psych band wearing paisley shirts and Cuban heels, don’t bother with The Shivas. If, however, you prefer a faithful ’60s sound taken to the next level, look no further. The Shivas is what you seek. Like the Hindu deity for which the band is named, this group is the Destroyer. That is, destruction in its highest form: transformation.
To the Core
The Black Apples
Free Vivian Girls track
As a side note, the girls will be playing the Bruise Cruise—a “three-day rock and roll vacation”—which sails to the Bahamas in late February. My sister will be in attendance (some friends of hers/ours are performing), so expect dispatches from the high seas.
Happy hour with King Louie
Crazed New Orleans garage rock musician King Louie will be performing this evening at the Blackbird Buvette. In lieu of describing his act, here’s a profane lo-fi video that sums it up. The show lasts from 6 to 9 p.m., during which time draft Abitas (Luzianna beer) will be on special for $2. Karaoke follows. Geaux Monday.
Think (Really) Big
The Safes aims for nothing less than everything
Professional success is a matter of consequence to anyone who takes his or her job seriously, and Frankie O'Malley is no exception. He wants his band, The Safes, to make it big. What comparable level of success is he ultimately working toward? “Oh, for me, The Beatles,” says the guitarist, using the faintest of pauses between question and answer. “I want to be the biggest band ever.” O'Malley makes his aspirations sound a bit more general: “I believe wholeheartedly that we can cross over into the mainstream. Without a doubt.”
The importance of going backwards
Injuring his hand might have been just what Richie James Follin's band needed.
The Willowz lead singer and guitarist hurt his mitt in a car accident in Paris last year. Doctors told him he'd never play another lick. "I just thought they were full of shit," Follin says when asked about his reaction to the potentially career-ending news. "Sometimes I think doctors say those things to get people motivated."
Follin spent hours re-teaching his hand how to play. His chops still aren't quite up to where they were before the accident, and that's OK with Follin. "I can't think of a guitar player I like that's actually a good guitar player," Follin posits. "After you've been playing for so long, it's important to go backwards. Hurting my hand kind of forced me to do that."