Ron Wadlinger

Mar 222010
 
Belated Saturday Wrap

The night continued on for me at Beerland, where I saw another San Fransisco band, Baths. Their more mellow rock sounded a bit to my ears like how the Velvet Underground would’ve turned out if Sterling Morrison was the front man—okay enough, but nothing too inspiring. I found myself much more into Cheap Time, whose blistering punk knocked me out for the second time at the festival.  The trio’s songs come at you rapid fire, [...]

Tent Time

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Mar 202010
 
Tent Time

I’ve been hanging out at the Brooklyn Vegan/M for Montreal day show’s outdoor tent for a while now. I first saw French Canadian metal icons Voivod, who soldiered through a number of technical difficulties. They play a fairly straightforward style of metal, but I really dug their cover of Pink Floyd’s “Astronomy Domine.” You’ve got to respect a metal band that appreciates Syd Barrett-era Floyd. After that was an odd solo set by Andrew WK. [...]

Back in Hell

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Mar 202010
 
Back in Hell

Ty Segall literally just destroyed at Beerland. He and his band ripped through a set of scratchy, but melodic, punk that got spastic at all the right moments. Frustrated by a malfunctioning guitar, Segall smashed it apart on the stage at set’s end. The songs were great, but I admit it was also cool to see a little gear mutilation as well. Either way, count Segall as one of the top acts in the Goner [...]

Mar 202010
 
Once More Into the Chill

After last night’s rain, temperatures have sunken to the 40s in Austin. It’s fitting, then, that I’m starting the day off with Memory Tapes, one of the emerging chillwave artists. The band line-up here is a simple two-piece guitar/vocals, drums/backing-track technician combo, but the sound is a full electronic (sometimes soulful) pop that I find myself preferring over fellow chill-wavers like Neon Indian, who I caught Wednesday. This might be the best group of the [...]