To cap off Coachella week, we here at Heard Mentality were bummed to find out that Black Sabbath were reportedly slated to headline one of the nights, but due to Tony Iommi's battle with lymphoma (get better Tony!), the band had to pull out from what would a great kickoff to the band's 2012 tour. ... More >>
1. Well, there's the actual dude falling down the up escalator for, like, a full three minutes and 10 seconds.2. Then there's Gary Numan singing deadpan throughout most of it.3. And Battles squished into a descending escalator, playing their instruments (yes, even John Stanier, who plays the dru ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyBattlesOctober 16th, 2011Glass HousePomona was a hotbed of activity on Sunday night as Battles headlined the Glass House while Foster the People sold out the Fox Theater across the street. In a perfect world, Battles should have been headlining the Fox Theater as they engi ... More >>
BattlesThe EchoplexMay 2, 2011With the release of their second LP Glass Drop a month away, Battles gave the LA prog set a sneak peak at its sans-Tyondai Braxton lineup at a sold-out performance at The Echoplex last night. When Braxton left the band in August while they were still finishing the fo ... More >>
bttls.comBattles, now a trio! I must admit I cried a bit when multi-instrumentalist Tyondai Braxton left Battles last year . . . but that doesn't make the announcement of their new album, Gloss Drop, and the tour fronting it any less exciting. Gloss Drop, which will feature appearances by Chilean ... More >>
The official Coachella Twitter has just confirmed that Talvin Singh, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Gary Numan all will not be able to make the festival, due to travel restrictions brought about by the volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull (no, seriously, that's the name of the volcano ... More >>
Andrew YoussefTrent Reznor, literally waving goodbye.Last Night: Nine Inch Nails at the Wiltern, Los Angeles; September 10, 2009.
Better Than: The Kiss "Farewell" tour.
My calculated guess of "Last" or "The Beginning of The End" as the
first song for Nine Inch Nails final show was wrong. "Home" ... More >>
Chris VictorioDon't be fooled. This picture is from the Hollywood Pallaidum on Sept. 3!Last Night: Nine Inch Nails, Health, at the Music Box at the Fonda, Los Angeles; September 8, 2009.Better Than: The two previous Los Angeles "Wave Goodbye" shows at the Hollywood Palladium and the Echoplex, if ... More >>
Day 2 of SXSW
In my last post, I predicted Holy Fuck's set would be very hard to surpass. Well, I think it was at least equaled by a few artists on the bill at Barcelona—all instrumental hip-hop artists, in fact (Nosaj Thing, Free the Robots, Gaslamp Killer and Flying Lotus). Who would've thought ... More >>