L.A. Burning West Coast Concert Picks: December 5th To 11th

By Alyson Camus | December 4, 2022

Weyes Blood is at the Theatre at Ace Hotel


METZ And Preoccupations At The Teragram Ballroom, Friday November 19th 2021

By Alyson Camus | November 21, 2021

a thunderous force

L.A. Burning: West Coast Concert Picks, November 15th To 21st

By Alyson Camus | November 14, 2021

Metz & Preoccupations are playing the Teragram Ballroom on Friday.

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, March 9th To 15th

By Alyson Camus | March 8, 2020

Tame Impala have two shows at the Forum

The Best Of Desert Daze 2019

By Alyson Camus | October 16, 2019

the festival turned 8 years old this year

Desert Daze 2019, Friday October 11th 2019

By Alyson Camus | October 12, 2019

the Flaming Lips seemed to embody the spirit of the Festival

L.A.Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, October 7th To 13th

By Alyson Camus | October 5, 2019

Desert Daze is next weekend and the Flaming Lips are headlining on Friday

Five Songs For The Week, May 17th 2019

By Alyson Camus | May 17, 2019

Plague Vendor will soon release a new album (‘By Night’ out on June 7th via Epitaph)


By Alyson Camus | September 28, 2018

Courtney Barnett is at the Greek Theatre on Friday


By Alyson Camus | December 10, 2017

including a rare solo performance by the Radiohead frontman himself.

A Few Good Shows Not To Be Missed In Los Angeles Before 2018

By Alyson Camus | December 6, 2017

it’s gonna be a riot

My First Day At The FYF Fest, Saturday August 22nd 2015 Review

By Alyson Camus | August 24, 2015

What are you thinking FYF fest, do you want to compete with Glastonbury or Coachella? … you were this cool DIY fest and now you are all grown up and so big. How much did you pay Kanye? More than Frank Ocean? I would like to know, as I was amazed to see that 2-day tickets were still available a few days before the festival,… which didn’t sell out?

Oldies But Goodies: METZ At The Echo, Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

By Alyson Camus | August 15, 2015

METZ is another band playing at the FYF Fest this year. I have seen them several times but I want to catch them again as their shows are always an empowering experience with the ghost of Nirvana floating above their explosive sound. I saw them for the first time in 2012 at the Echo and this was my experience at the time:

Stream ‘II’, Metz’s New Album

By Alyson Camus | April 28, 2015

It is a wild and abrasive thing, earth-shaking, wall-crumbling, playing with dissonance and twisting around distortion. The first track, ‘Acetate’, sounds like Nirvana meets the Pixies in a hairy bath of testosterone. There is so much rage and passion, such fuzz and buzz that ‘Swimmer’ explodes at your face like a Nepal bomb and ‘Spit You Out’ does exactly this… with disdain and fury.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of April 6th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | April 10, 2015

Two of these songs will end up on my very best of the year, Old Fathers “Old Rock N Roll” and Brian Wilson’s “The Last Song”. One of them is the best political song of the year and the other is a go gently into that night and a weathered and true song of aging and loss. The Death Cab track is one of the better numbers, and all the turks, Conor, Lord Huron, Metz, are on their game.

Three New Songs To Start The Week

By Alyson Camus | April 8, 2015

New week, new songs,…. it’s true, so many bands release songs at the beginning of a commencing week. Today we can listen to material from three bands that had temporarily disappeared from our radar, so here are one relaxing tune and two other songs that will shake you up.

Listen To Metz’s New Single ‘Acetate’

By Alyson Camus | February 19, 2015

The song is their usual earth-shaking, head-banging, ear-bleeding party, as I said, they have an excellent recipe and they keep delivering new and improved versions of their powerful formula. ‘Acetate’ is a grungy distortion with massive dissonance