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Ty Segall & Emmett Kelly: Live at Worship ALBUM REVIEW

Though Live at Worship by Ty Segall and Emmett Kelly has been out since February of this year, the vinyl pressing has only really been available over in Europe due to manufacturing delays here in stateside. Well, it’s finally here! And today I’m taking a look at the 2023 live EP, showing you my copy of the record on vinyl, talking a little about what you get within, and sharing a little about the show where this was recorded. Hint: it’s kinda cool!

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Ty Segall’s “Manipulator” Marries Garage Rock and Glam

After a far-too-lengthy hiatus, I have returned. And my gaze first turns toward prolific rocker Ty Segall‘s new LP, Manipulator. Last year I became a bit obsessed with early T. Rex, as in the stuff they released pre “T” under the guise Tyrannosaurus Rex. In particular, the album Beard of Stars. Around the same time, Segall gave us Sleeper, an almost entirely acoustic album that very much channeled Marc Bolan in his early days. This was quite the departure for Segall, but also an instrumental period leading toward Manipulator.

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Ty Segall Sleeper Album Review + Pacific Northwest Show Dates

Ty Segall

In 2000, my grandfather on my dad’s side passed away. That year was a rough one: lowest GPA of my college career, switching majors to the massive dismay of my parents, a coming to terms with mortality and both who I am as a person and who I want to be. This sort of upheaval is common; still, it was rough, to say the least. As unpleasant as it was to experience, it seems like we all go through such phases, typically brought on by one, if not multiple, major life events. I imagine Ty Segall was going through many tumultuous experiences like these during his writing and recording of Sleeper. Read More »Ty Segall Sleeper Album Review + Pacific Northwest Show Dates

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Scout Niblett: Gun (Video)

Scout Niblett

“I think I’m gonna buy me a gun / A nice little silver one / And in a crowd someday / you won’t see it coming anyway…” sings Scout Niblett in her new song “Gun”. Partly angst-ridden and bent on revenge, another part emotionless and cold, the song provides an eerie juxtaposition to a modern American society rampant with horrific and predominantly public violence. Read More »Scout Niblett: Gun (Video)

Ty Segall Plays the Northwest

Ty Segall

I’m jealous. I never get out to shows these days. And Ty Segall is hitting the Pacific Northwest next week in support of his 2012 LP, Twins. I’ve been listening to it consistently over the past three days or so and, frankly, it’s a stunning snapshot of various genres, from garage to punk to psychedelic. It’s soft and gritty at all the right moments, and intensely loud when appropriate. Perfection. Read More »Ty Segall Plays the Northwest

Bill Callahan: Apocalypse (Album Review)


Bill Callahan’s latest LP, Apocalypse, is a difficult one to grasp. Such is the nature of Bill Callahan, whose music has always (even under Smog) been a bit on the fringe. Rarely do we pull from other reviews, but it must be noted that Pitchfork pointed out the contradictory nature of Callahan’s music — and it’s true. Apocalypse is delicate, but it’s rough around the edges. It’s sweet but brutal. A throwback to the old style of folk, almost Americana, but with a modern experimental folk twist. Introspective but sociological. Minimal but plush with detail. Calming but alarming. Read More »Bill Callahan: Apocalypse (Album Review)

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