L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, May 1st To 7th

By Alyson Camus | April 29, 2023

It’s Beachlife weekend at Redondo Beach

Dawes At Beacon Theatre, Saturday, March 18th, 2023, Reviewed

By Ken Davis | March 20, 2023

Refreshingly honest and considerate

Are They All Going To Tour This Fall? Fall Is Gonna See An Explosion Of Tours

By Alyson Camus | June 10, 2021

Alanis Morissette will be all over the US till October

Dawes’ “Good Luck With Whatever” Reviewed

By Ken Davis | October 4, 2020

great songwriting and harmony singing

Sneak Feats: Upcoming Album Releases 10-2-20 – 10-8-20

By Iman Lababedi | September 27, 2020

four strong singles dropped so far


By admin | March 27, 2020


Dawes At The Beacon Theatre, Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, Reviewed

By Ken Davis | February 7, 2019

A perfect match of band, audience and venue.


By Alyson Camus | January 12, 2019

Sharon Van Etten is at Amoeba on Thursday


By Alyson Camus | June 16, 2018

 Arroyo Seco Weekend with Neil Young + Promise of the Real headlining

Arroyo Seco Weekend, Saturday June 24th 2017

By Alyson Camus | June 27, 2017

undoubtedly the king of Arroyo Seco

Dawes At Beacon Theatre, March 10th, 2017, Reviewed

By Ken Davis | March 12, 2017

Fits the formula of great

These Days: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | March 8, 2017

near beer

Lincoln Durham, Joe Purdy, Dawes At The Hotel Cafe, Friday August 12th 2016

By Alyson Camus | August 14, 2016

However, at best they sounded like Jackson Browne and at worst like the Eagles

The Best Of 2015: Songs Through June 30th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 30, 2015

Unlike most months you can think of, June belonged to two songs, Dawes “All Your Favorite Bands” and Titus Andronicus’ “Fatal Flaw”. The former is easily their best song, a genius benediction to a former love and the latter was so good it made the brilliant “Dimed Out” sound like an also ran. If these don’t end up in the top five singles of the year, I assure they will be in the top ten.

Dawes “All Your Favorite Bands” Review

By Iman Lababedi | May 29, 2015

The album is a break up special, and it is good and if it had a few more songs it might venture into great land, but the first single “Right On Time” is all that’s wrong here: it is well played but mushy, a tasteful drag and that’s Dawes problem: they are a tasteful drag. And three songs does not an album make

10 Songs: Thursday, May 28th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 28, 2015

Things Happen – Dawes – This is meant to be the introduction to a very very big album, and it might be and it might take a coupla spins to introduce itself in any real way, but an early listen shows a well played not very good song, a touch oversung – B-

Starbucks Song Of The Week: 'Florida Key' By The New Basement Tapes

By Alyson Camus | November 15, 2014

‘Florida Key’ is one of these tracks, and it seems to me that the project is part too-ambitious, part already-doomed … how can you possibly adapt a lost, abandoned Dylan song? isn’t Dylan totally untouchable? absolutely iconic?

Conor Oberst At Central Park Summerstage, Tuesday, July 29th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 30, 2014

Played with Bright eyes-y full throttle intensity, plus horns, plus back up singers, plus two girls on guitar, plus Conor emoting the holy fuck out of them, they supercharged the evening. I didn’t like the horns on “Hundreds Of Ways on the recorded version, but it worked here and the three song opening did something Conor didn’t quite do at Carnegie Hall a couple of years ago, it grew him up without changing him.

Active Viewin': Concert Picks Week of July 28th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 27, 2014

I have been disappointed in Conor Oberst for years now and the last two times I’ve seen him live I’ve not been thrilled. It is six years since I caught him at the tiny “Other Music” and longer still since his residency at the Town Hall. So Conor at Summerstage on Tuesday: why is it a pick of the week? Because it’s Conor Oberst, that’s why.

MMJ Holiday In 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 22, 2014

Far be it for me to mock the afflicted, but this line up is painful just to read , let alone see. My Morning Jacket peaked in 2008 and Dawes, War On Drugs, and, oh god no, Dr. Dog, might peak one of these days, we don’t really know. The only name that excites me here is Biz Markie, and really I think I’ve heard “Just A Friend” live once or twice before.

My Love/Annoyance Relationship with Dawes

By Paula Iwamoto-Schaap | May 5, 2014

The first time I heard many of their songs, I was so enchanted by the sweet and clever lyrics, but after hearing the song multiple times, I started to feel like I really didn’t like it as much as I’d originally thought.