Ty Segall & The Muggers (w/CFM, VIAL) @ The Fillmore 01.18.16

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Garage-/glam-/psych-/noise-rock savant Ty Segall played a two-night stand in his adoptive hometown of San Francisco at the Fillmore, a few days before the release of Emotional Mugger, his eighth studio record since 2008 (9th if you count Slaughterhouse—and you should—recorded as The Ty Segall Band).  Continue reading

Treasure Island Musical Festival, Day 2, 10.18.15


Check out the full extendo-gallery of photos from Day 2 (the indie-rock day) of the 2015 Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco Bay on October 18th. Featuring: Ought, Viet Cong, Mikal Cronin, Lower Dens, Jose Gonzalez, Drive Like Jehu, Ex Hex, Deerhunter, Panda Bear, Father John Misty, and the War On Drugs. Continue reading

Mikal Cronin returns with ‘MCIII’, touring US and Europe


Singer/songwriter Mikal Cronin releases his third record, the logically-titled MCIII, on Merge on May 5. While it may seem somewhat naval-gazey to issue each of your three albums as essentially self-titled albums (I’m assuming it’s not referencing his future grandson), in Cronin’s case it makes sense. As with his previous two records, he plays nearly all the instruments on MCIII, including French horn, trumpet, saxaphone, and the tzouras, a traditional Greek string instrument, in addition to your traditional guitar/drums/bass. To top if off, he designed the album artwork again as well. So there you go.

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