As I wandered through the four days of PCC 2011, I had the opportunity to ask attendees and guests, alike, how they’d handle what we all know is the impending Zombie Apocalypse. Here is what they had to say to this pressing question:
If you woke up tomorrow and it was the zombie apocalypse, what would you do?
Ken and Scott of The Crystal Method talk about their new songs, their new instruments, decapitated penguins, zombie raves, and accidentally pegging people with Rock Star water.
The genre-bending DJing duo talks about their new CD, the non-stop work of unsigned/unagented artists, and the joy of sledgehammers.
The gentlemen from Phoenix’s The Limit Club want you to swing through the apocalypse. If you happen to have their 2011 release This is Cutthroat Business on hand at the end of the world, you’ll probably want to follow their advice; the twelve tracks on the new album will have you swinging, shaking, rocking, rolling, and reeling into a psychobilly frenzy.
This Miami-based electropop pair took over the Dim Mak/Rockstar stage of Identity Festival with boisterous enthusiasm . . . and a plastic pigeon.
The German electronic duo dishes on ten years of touring, the American music scene, the death of dubstep, and how they might be coming to YOUR town—just to check it out.
Jim Semonik talks about the impact and future of the cancer benefit compilation Electronic Saviors, as well as his personal humanitarian/self-appointed musical therapist goals.
This stuff is kind of amazing. People will use Roombas and time lapse photography to create awesome webs and swirls of light.
Tiger Army’s Nick 13 brought his country band and his vision of the past to DC last week, with Billy Woodward and the Senders along for the ride.
Comics, collectibles, and ice cream; oh my!
Femme fatale punk rockers, Civet, steam up the desert at the Nile Underground.
Nick 13 solo album release show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California on June 10, 2011
Butler, PA, is a place for jacked up trucks, guys in sleeveless shirts & well-worn baseball hats, tractor pulls . . . and apparently thrash metal.
In which I go to a metal show and learn what happened to the girl bands who aren’t on Warped Tour ’11.
Emilie Autumn performs at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on March 11, 2011. Photographs by Janice Nowinski
The digital billboard in the Starland parking lot said it all: on the desert backdrop of the Danger Days album cover, the words WELCOME HOME. This venerable Sayreville, New Jersey venue hosted two nights of My Chemical Romance’s World Contamination Tour this weekend, and everyone on the East Coast knew it.
Art in the Streets showcases installations by 50 of the most dynamic artists from the graffiti and street art community, with an emphasis on Los Angeles’s role in the evolution of graffiti and street art.
TCM is the kind of band I really love seeing in a club. They bring a contagious energy to the stage that gets your heart racing and your whole body moving along.
Hey gang, in case you didn’t know, I have an Etsy shop. I just added a few new designs to it and I’m REALLY happy with how they came out:
One Sweet Burgh – Pittsburgh’s Dave Matthews tribute band—puts on a fun, laid-back show.
The Project Blue Book Tour–aka, How Skrillex Saved the Worst Show Ever.
To say Braddock’s not a very nice area of Pittsburgh is a bit of an understatement. It’s the epitome of what happens to a mill town once the industry dries up: Crumbling buildings are frequently splashed with graffiti, windows are boarded up, and storefronts are in utter disrepair. Amidst the harshly aged homes and decay is the city block of shredded metal and crushed concrete that used to be UPMC Braddock
Electronic music artist End.user announced a surprise show via his Facebook literally ten hours before he was supposed to go on stage. Google said the venue was an eight and a half hour drive away, and I didn’t think twice.
City of the Dead was an informal birthday party/zombie cosplay/industrial-metal show for George Romero. (He didn’t show up, but that’s okay. We all sent him a giant card.)