Spectral Park – March 28th 2014: Lennon’s, Southampton

Closing the annual and primarily student organized SMILEfest, a quaint multi-venue arts festival in the South coast city of Southampton, Spectral Park takes to the stage in a unique one-off hometown show in a veritable multi-sensory feast. Those gathered in Lennon’s- the city’s prime after-hours indie-kid haunt, are treated to a miasmic selection of vintage […]

TOY / The Proper Ornaments – February 20th 2014: Talking Heads, Southampton

  Jostling at the helm of the UK’s latest wave of backwards-facing psychedelic revivalists, TOY are amongst the finest purveyors of the latest 60’s nostalgia trip that comprises of such fuzz-inclined and long-haired provocateurs as Temples and Hookworms. Each band showcases an aural bricolage and amalgamation of vintage sounds, construing their identities and ideals not […]

Royal Blood – Southampton Soul Cellar – February 13th 2014

Not since the sleazy dance-punk of Death From Above 1979 have so many column inches been devoted to and so much buzz been generated by four strings and a set of drums. Royal Blood’s supremely groove-laden stoner-inspired riffs are currently the token of Radio One and the band’s name is perpetually fixed within every music […]

Death Cab For Cutie Plays Transatlanticism – August 31st, 2013: Troutdale, Oregon

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Death Cab For Cutie‘s landmark album Transatlanticism, the band decided to do 2 concerts where they would play the album in its entirety. One of these shows was headlining the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle, WA while the other was in Troutdale, Oregon at a popular outdoor venue named Edgefield. […]

Warped Tour 2013 Discussion

As another summer comes to an end, so ends another busy season of festivals and tours. There’s Coachella, Bumbershoot, and of course, Vans Warped Tour. Since its beginnings in 1994, Kevin Lyman’s “punk-rock summer camp” has become one of the go-to events of the year for music fans across the nation (and now internationally), as […]