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Poetic Memory: The Very (List)

The Very

MP3: The Very – “Shattered Up Mirror”

Philip Inzunza and Alex “Lex” Pratt were tired of ’90s grunge ripoff bands, so they set out to stand out from the crowd. Continue reading…

Live Review & Photos: 91X WreX the Halls at Valley View Casino Center, December 11, 2011

Photos by Sylvia Borgo

­91X’s two night sold-out holiday extravaganza, WreX the Halls, took place at Valley View Casino on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11. Night one featured a nice selection of mostly “mellow” bands, while night two was billed as the “greatest punk rock line up” San Diego has ever seen. Continue reading…

Live Review: Odd Future at House of Blues, September 28, 2011

Photo credit: Theo Grontis

As much as I’d like to say that I knew Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (a.k.a OFWGKTA or simply Odd Future) before the frenzy began, I must admit that I am a recent bandwagon jumper. Continue reading…

Tobacco – Maniac Meat (Review)

Tom Fec, the mastermind behind O&B Best Of 2009 alum Black Moth Super Rainbow, is back with his other project. Tobacco is a psychedelic, glitch-pop, one-man supergoup that’s one acid trip from the loony bin — in a good way.

With Maniac Meat, Fec continues the electro buzz-saw sound he created on his first full-length, Fucked Up Friends. Shying away from the ambient, slowed-down grooves of Black Moth Super Rainbow, Maniac Meat is, well, meatier. The more robust, aggressive sounding effort leans on Beastie Boy-ish beats and tons of synth layers.

Lending an air of prestige to the proceedings, the one and only Beck (who Fec has said produced his favorite album ever, Mellow Gold) appears on two tracks. Continue reading…