Album Review - Catfish and the Bottlemen, 'Balcony'

Monday, January 5, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Catfish and the Bottlemen are four lads from Wales with sex on the brain. One could say any young fellas worth a scrap from anywhere have sex on the brain, but these cats couple that lust with razor-sharp hooks and anthemic vocals.   Balcony, their full-length debut on Island/Communion, squishes 11 taut tantrums into one consumable box. Bastille fans will foam at the shuffling “Sidewinder,” with its persistent beat and Van McCann’s pub-doused singing. There are the... READ MORE

Kudos and Complaints for Coachella 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:22 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Wheel in the sky keeps on turning at Coachella. Photos by Melissa Bobbitt. Through sand, wind and dubious amounts of dub step, we survived Coachella 2013! This was definitely one of the more contentious years but nevertheless memorable in its own right. Now that Weekend 2 has wrapped, we reflect on what worked and what didn't in the desert festival's 14th year. CON - WEAK HEADLINERS Back in late January, when the rumors of... READ MORE

Roundup: The Name Game

Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music It's summer, so inevitably, folk-tokers Dave Matthews Band are hitting the road. DMB is one of the most prolific and popular groups named for its leader, but what about outfits named after real folks who aren't among its members? (Can you imagine the lawsuits?) Here are a few notables: NeveHow's this for a '90s throwback? This L.A. quartet dubbed themselves after "Scream" queen Neve Campbell. Courtney LoveIt wasn't a vanity project by Mrs. Cobain but another... READ MORE