Vacation Vinyl

Egrets On Ergot At Vacation Vinyl, Sunday September 6th 2015 Review

By Alyson Camus | September 7, 2015

But the main attraction was their frontman, Adam Brooks, a thin and agile guy on vocals and sax – an original addition for a punk/post-punk band – who was climbing everywhere, using at his advantage the small space the store was providing, while taking the best hardcore-punk pauses ever.

Bryan McPherson At Vacation Vinyl, Thursday July 9th 2015 Review

By Alyson Camus | July 10, 2015

He sings right in your face, looking at people right in the eyes, screaming sentences like ‘There’s no freedom of speech in the land of the sheep’, ‘How can I go to heaven if I’m living in hell’ in the song ‘Days of Rage’, which basically has to be one of the most anti-system, anti-capitalist songs I have heard for a long time.

Frozen In Time II Release Party At Vacation Vinyl, Saturday December 13th 2014

By Alyson Camus | December 16, 2014

San Francisco record label Black Horizons has released a new cassette compilation of music by artists L’Acephale, Spettro Family, German Army, Micromelancolié, Night Worship, and Head Dress, and all the music was composed in order to be played in time with the films of Ingmar Bergman

Gypsyhawk At Vacation Vinyl, Friday August 24th 2012

By Alyson Camus | August 26, 2012

Sometimes a tattoo can says a lot, and as I noticed a big ‘Thin Lizzy’ one at the top of the bassist/singer’s right shoulder, I thought that was probably not a coincidence. Their looking-towards-the-70s hard rock was sure showing its clear influences

City Of Ships At Vacation Vinyl, Tuesday July 24th 2012

By Alyson Camus | July 27, 2012

The shouted and raucous vocals were cutting the haze of the tempestuous guitar-bass, and the result was not that head-banging, rather mechanical. Was it mathcore, post-metal, progressive, experimental?

Hot Victory At Vacation Vinyl, Tuesday June 26th 2012

By Alyson Camus | June 29, 2012

One thing is sure, they should seduce any drummer and drumming fan, as they put all the emphasis on rhythms and,… what did she say? Syncopation

AEGES at Vacation Vinyl, Friday, March 30th 2012 Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | April 1, 2012

 The guitars were loud and heavy, the vocals alternated between a raucous and a more pop-rock tone, the drumming was hitting hard at each low-tuned metal riff and the four members of AEGES were ravaging Vacation Vinyl on a Friday night, to celebrate the release of their new LP, ‘The Bridge’.   Decibel magazine just…

Master Musicians Of Bukkake at Vacation Vinyl Monday, March 26th, 2012

By Alyson Camus | March 29, 2012

was wondering till the end if they were a real thing, some electronica version of Mali band Tinariwen, but when the lights went on at the end of the show, I could tell they were just regular white guys,… from Seattle it turned out.

Dunes at Vacation Vinyl, Friday March 9th, 2012

By Alyson Camus | March 12, 2012

I realized that, like their atmospheric sound, the band is a patchwork of other bands as it is often the case: Kate Hall is an ex-member of Mika Miko, Stephanie Chan played in both Austin bands Finally Punk and The Carrots, guitarist Mark Greshowak

Low Places at Vacation Vinyl Friday March 2nd, 2012

By Alyson Camus | March 6, 2012

It was an earthshaking hardcore sound, which resonated like a loud and painful agony, a violent number which took the longest time to start up, slowly building up in a sludge-doom instrumentation

Creatures at Vacation Vinyl on Friday March 2nd

By Alyson Camus | March 5, 2012

Creatures, that’s their name! And with a furious sound carried by the long raucous howls of the singer spitting out some undecipherable lyrics, the five of them were looking like a bestial herd

Ides Of Gemini at Vacation Vinyl on Monday February 20th, 2012

By Alyson Camus | February 23, 2012

There was still a lot of mystery in their music quite difficult to describe, like a tangent and inexorable fear, not totally exposed but present nevertheless, moving like a martyr (hey, they have a song called Martyrium of the Hippolyt!) going to the scaffold with determination and pride.

Heartless at Vacation Vinyl, Friday, December 9th, 2011:

By Alyson Camus | December 12, 2011

Heartless’ frontman was walking in a more destructive way, like a force of nature in pain determined to destroy and crash the universe. They were hardly stopping between the songs

Full of Hell at Vacation Vinyl, Friday, December 9th, 2011 Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | December 12, 2011

I am pretty sure any Justin Bieber’s fan would have been terrified to death and would have crawled under the next vinyl bins at Full of Hell’s first riff,… I think you get what I mean.

Helen Money At Vacation Vinyl, Monday, December 5th, 2011, Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | December 9, 2011

Alison Chesley’s pedigree is truly impressive: she has a master’s degree in Cello performance from Northwestern University, released two albums (one was produced by Bob Mould) as the rock acoustic duo Verbow, has opened for numerous acts such as Frank Black, Bob Mould, Counting Crows, Live, Morrissey, Liz Phair and Brad

Lee Noble at Vacation Vinyl, Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

By Alyson Camus | December 6, 2011

he was very concentrated on his craft all the time, extremely occupied between his constant tape-changing, his vibrating and resonating Moog synth and his sparse guitar playing,

Ryan Adam's Super Rare Seven Incher From Vacation Vinyl

By Alyson Camus | December 3, 2011

If you want a signed copy (yes, signed!), go to the store, and give the secret password to purchase it: SATAN! There a limit of one customer, and the offer is only available with purchase of an item from the Black Metal Section

Hull at Vacation Vinyl, Monday, November 7th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | November 9, 2011

it was these little breaks that were the most surprising as they seemed to venture into something else than Metal with layered guitars and bass, making me think about some of Mogwai’s tracks,

Prizehog at Vacation Vinyl on Friday October 14th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | October 16, 2011

tenebrous and murky

The Body at Vacation Vinyl on Sunday September 18th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | September 20, 2011

scary because of its powerfulness

Tom Hall: Vacation Vinyl on Friday, September 2nd, 2011

By Alyson Camus | September 5, 2011

creating a universe as fuzzy as the sound,

John Doe at Vacation Vinyl: Monday, August 29th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | September 1, 2011

‘It’s weird to play during daylight’

The Manx at Vacation Vinyl on Friday, August 26th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | August 30, 2011

a carefree-exuberant band of festive pirates

Seven Sisters of Sleep at Vacation Vinyl Sunday, August 14, 2011

By Alyson Camus | August 17, 2011

fighting some non-existing cold wind of fury

All Pigs Must Die at Vacation Vinyl Sunday, August 14, 2011

By Alyson Camus | August 17, 2011

fighting some non-existing wind of fury

Harrassor at Vacation Vinyl on Tuesday August 2nd

By Alyson Camus | August 5, 2011

the nicest guys in the world

Sutekh Hexen at Vacation Vinyl on Wednesday, July 27, 2011

By Alyson Camus | July 30, 2011

metal white noise, scorching into a doom atmosphere

Midlife at Vacation Vinyl on Wednesday July 20th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | July 22, 2011

broken electronics and heavy throbbing beats

Wife at Vacation Vinyl on Friday, July 8, 2011

By Alyson Camus | July 12, 2011

a hypnotic kind of thing

Deaf Heaven at Vacation Vinyl on Monday June 27th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | July 1, 2011

shoegazing and raw at the same time

Coliseum at Vacation Vinyl on Monday, June 27th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | July 1, 2011

all arm tattoos and piercing eyes

Death Hymn Number 9 at Vacation Vinyl on Tuesday June 7th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | June 11, 2011

like a bloody vision of some visceral scream coming from the deepest backyards of the New Orleans

Jack Grisham (TSOL) doing a reading/signing at Vacation Vinyl on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | May 27, 2011

an ’emotionally unavailable mother’ and ‘an abusive alcoholic father’, ‘the only one who beat his ass up’