About Ryan Knapp

Ryan too loves all thing music and is unsure what point of view I should write this in.

Wild Moth release “Buried” video

 

Wild Moth. Photo: Anna Capurso

Stop-motion implies a process. It's hard to watch anything stop-motion and not spin off into thinking about how tedious it probably felt to make. Take a [...]

By |April 6, 2016|Comments Off on Wild Moth release “Buried” video
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    Miserable on the verge of releasing first LP “Uncontrollable”

Miserable on the verge of releasing first LP “Uncontrollable”

In what I think is the prettiest and saddest part of Miserable’s song “Oven,” the first single off her forthcoming LP Uncontrollable, Kristina Esfandiari sings “I shouldn’t be ashamed [...]

By |April 5, 2016|Comments Off on Miserable on the verge of releasing first LP “Uncontrollable”

Premiere: Golden Drugs ready ‘Sugar Water’

The first time I saw Golden Drugs was a year or so ago. At the time I thought they were a loud band — so loud that it felt [...]

By |March 21, 2016|1 Comment

cadet servante sees March through

cadet servante is writing a song for each of March’s 31 days, not about the days, or even necessarily about her days, she’s just writing a new song 31 [...]

By |March 15, 2016|Comments Off on cadet servante sees March through

Cellar Doors release 7″, play Levitation

The word "psychedelic"'s two parts are one way to map out the genre: psyche-, describing the kind of cerebral, thought or dream-like tendencies, and -delic (to make clear or [...]

By |March 7, 2016|Comments Off on Cellar Doors release 7″, play Levitation

Checking in with Hot Flash Heat Wave

Photo credit: Luke Lasley

Hot Flash Heat Wave remind me of sweets. Specifically the sweets Theibaud has been painting since the sixties. There's a degree of play at hand in the band's [...]

By |January 28, 2016|Comments Off on Checking in with Hot Flash Heat Wave

Meet Wave Dweller, San Francisco’s newest record label

Scott McDowell, Lizzy Schliessmann and Fil Cala are Wave Dweller (from left)

Lizzy Schliessmann and Fil Cala first crossed paths as students during a show at the Depot, a [...]

By |January 4, 2016|Comments Off on Meet Wave Dweller, San Francisco’s newest record label
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    The She’s release “Cherry Red” off upcoming split single

The She’s release “Cherry Red” off upcoming split single

The She's just released “Cherry Red” off a Split 45' from Empty Cellar Records with The Dry Spells. The song starts with some guttural shout-cough type thing. First time [...]

By |November 6, 2015|1 Comment
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    Review: Kurt Vile & the Violators walk Fillmore’s decibel gambit

Review: Kurt Vile & the Violators walk Fillmore’s decibel gambit

Kurt Vile (photo: Sophia Apt)

The band walked on stage, Vile downed his beer and said “sup.” His shirt said “What's up kooks.”

Kurt Vile often gets accused of living somewhere [...]

By |October 19, 2015|1 Comment

Video: Mall Walk – “Pales In Comparison”

A tune that wanted, more than anything, to be a love song. It is not a love song. It may have been close at one point, but now the song is lying [...]

By |September 21, 2015|Comments Off on Video: Mall Walk – “Pales In Comparison”

UC Theatre re-opening doors as a concert venue

It's 1917, and the UC Theatre is being built in Berkeley, California. As an international phenomenon, the “movie theater” is almost a teenager. Hanging from the steel frame is [...]

By |August 21, 2015|Comments Off on UC Theatre re-opening doors as a concert venue

Premiere: Bells Atlas cover Grimes’ “Genesis”

Bells Atlas think and talk about space a lot. They also sound like space, in an extraterrestrial, starry sense, but also in a mathematical sense: their music has a [...]

By |August 18, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: Bells Atlas cover Grimes’ “Genesis”
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