Ian started getting into music in his Kansas middle school, when he thought that owning a blink-182 CD made him better than all of his classmates. His first concert was Keane, but he doesn't like to admit it. When he's not reviewing concerts, he spends more time at the movies than is healthy. He lives in Los Angeles and works full time editing video.

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Ian started getting into music in his Kansas middle school, when he thought that owning a blink-182 CD made him better than all of his classmates. His first concert was Keane, but he doesn't like to admit it. When he's not reviewing concerts, he spends more time at the movies than is healthy. He lives in Los Angeles and works full time editing video.

Live Review: Swans @ El Rey, 4/14

Swans shows aren’t like other shows.  This was made obvious when the veteran art-rockers started out their set with four minutes of nothing but solid, solitary gong work.  This proved to be one of the few quiet moments in a Tuesday night set that fiercely and furiously pulsed and pounded for...

Slowdive @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel 11/8

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Live Review: Festival Supreme

Despite relocating twice since the last year’s event, Tenacious D’s comedy bacchanal that is Festival Supreme went down smoothly at the Shrine Auditorium and grounds on Saturday.  The venue – essentially the cavernous Shrine Auditorium, with stages in the adjacent gymnasium and its small parking lot – was weirdly...