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 two-and-a-half hours Read more…

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 tiny enough Read more…