Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mrs. Magician

There was definitely some Pet Sounds playing in the background during formative moments in these boys' lives. Their debut full length, Strange Heaven, was produced by Hot Snakes/Night Marchers/RFTC extraordinaire, John Reis. Their lyrics invade sun drenched surf guitar like panhandling Coney Island junkies, crashing in with "I said fuck you on the note, but I sent you flowers." If you were ever wishing Best Coast had a more intelligent and evil fraternal twin, Mrs. Magician is what you have been looking for. So if you don't mind risking your roommates' enmity after hearing the same album over and over, I highly recommend picking up a copy of Strange Heaven.

Listen to them here.

Upcoming shows:

April 20—The Irenic w/Beach Fossils—San Diego, CA

April 20—The Casbah w/The Creepy Creeps—San Diego, CA
April 29—Troubador  w/Metz, White Lung—West Hollywood, CA
April 30—Bottom of the Hill w/Metz, White Lung—San Francisco, CA 
May 23—Casbah w/Mikal Cronin—San Diego, CA

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dan Sartain

Dan Sartain hails from Birmingham, AL. He's usually associated with rockabilly, but his new album, Too Tough to Live, takes inspiration from the Ramones. He was sandwiched between the amazing Mrs. Magician and the Night Marchers at the Glasslands in Brooklyn. His set comprised almost the whole album with 1, 2, 3, 4 intros shouted into the microphone while the chords of the last songs still rang out. The Glasslands being a cozy little place,  after his set we crawled up to a cramped loft serving as a music equipment cemetary to have a talk about the virtues of digital analogue and the badassery of Amelia Earhart. 
Listen to him here.
Highlight of the show: Three great bands in a small venue.

Sunday, February 24, 2013


The Recordettes are two girls and two guys based in New York City who mix up standard garage with a carnival keyboard. 
Highlight of the show: Tony L0-Fi screaming about John Waters
Associated acts: Anabolics, Party Lights
Listen to them here.
Upcoming shows: 
April 12—Knitting Factory—with Stereo Total
April 26—Grand Victory—with MOTO, Bamboo Kids, and Paul Collins