30 days, 30 bands – #20 Drenge

I once wrote an article for Vice, talking about the similarities between Mexico City and Sheffield. It was a white label affair, so my name wasn’t there, it was mostly an ad for Jimador Tequila, dashed with anecdotes about sediment sampling in the Don, jokes about burritos (not my idea), and photos of Club60 and Tye Die Tapes (my idea.) It tried to be a … Continue reading 30 days, 30 bands – #20 Drenge

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Podcast: Radio Chaneque – Escuchad el presagio del Piano Man

Nota: Si el widget no funciona, escúchalo directo en Mixcloud o descarga la app para Android o IOs. Rebobinando: Siempre he sido partidario de buscar nuevos sonidos. Creo que desde la primaria nunca fui muy afecto a los que escuchaban los demás, por muchas razones, pero para este escrito dejémoslo en que siempre he sido un huraño que encuentra más “reciprocidad” en un playlist coqueto … Continue reading Podcast: Radio Chaneque – Escuchad el presagio del Piano Man

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SXSW Diaries – That Friday I sorta met a hero of mine.

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Note/Warning: My proper reviews for SXSW will be on La Pop Life and Gold Flake Paint soon(ish). For Sloucher, I’ll be posting diary-style stuff, mostly unedited (barring a few typos that had to go away, replaced by more typos. Most of these diaries were written late at night and honest to God, this is how they went. No clear cut narrative is intended, just general ramblings. Enjoy this Gonzo-style experiment. Continue reading “SXSW Diaries – That Friday I sorta met a hero of mine.”

Podcast – The Nectarine Mix

We finish the July series of podcasts with another selection of fresh new grooves. Relish the acoustic loveliness of Picardy III & Jesse Woods, trip to the strangeness of Pinkunoizu & Che Ga Zebra, drink to the blue madness of Drenge and Old Baby and groove to Vuvuvultures & Psychic Twin.

Oh, and give Eric & Magill a big warm hug.

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Singles Review : Wooderson, Collider, Obe, Drenge, The Hot Soles, Psychic Twin, Odisseo

Greetings, readers who know how to eat a Taco al pastor correctly. The best ones are at Los Latosos! Welcome to another edition of our “off again, off again, hey it’s on again!” single reviews column. Granted, some of them aren’t singles, but I liked them and made my stupid human collaborators review ’em. Así son mis días. 

This week’s singles come courtesy of the traffic jams in México. Man, it’s hoooooot in here!

Ah, singles, right:

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Retribution Gospel Choir @ The Harley, Sheffield

It was a strange, funny day when Retribution Gospel Choir came back to Sheffield. It snowed heavily in the morning (not a problem for the Duluth trio of rockers) and by the time their set ended, the snow was all but gone. There’s some possible witty remark/pun/fanboy musing about their music melting snow, but can’t think of any. Drenge opened the night. Loudly and fast, the way they know how … Continue reading Retribution Gospel Choir @ The Harley, Sheffield

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Rough Shag presents: Mudcats Blues Trio, Falls and Drenge

The problem with varied line-ups is not the lack of cohesiveness, but predicting the response from the public. It was a semi-cold Friday in Sheffield and Bungalows and Bears was teeming with people. Continue reading “Rough Shag presents: Mudcats Blues Trio, Falls and Drenge”

Tamal Superbowl Mix CD

Whoa! It feels like it was barely  a couple of months ago (43 days, but who is counting?) that we brought you not one but two awesome mix cds from bands that might be unknown, but golly gee willickers, they are good. Especially Wet Nuns (they bribed us). Continue reading “Tamal Superbowl Mix CD”