About Zack Frederick

A California native, Zack suffers from an uncompromising addiction to Mexican food.
  • Dillinger Escape Plan @ DNA Lounge 5/19/13 - photo by Zack Frederick
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    Review & Photos: The Dillinger Escape Plan, Faceless @ DNA Lounge, 5/19/13

Review & Photos: The Dillinger Escape Plan, Faceless @ DNA Lounge, 5/19/13

Early in their set of thrashing, frantic mathcore on Sunday night, The Dillinger Escape Plan's lead singer Greg Puciato pulled himself up by the chains of a hanging PA [...]

By |May 21, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: The Dillinger Escape Plan, Faceless @ DNA Lounge, 5/19/13

Review: Clinic, No Joy @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/3/13

Clinic have been around for a long time. Their debut album, Internal Wrangler, came out when I was just starting high school and I still remember my best friend [...]

By |May 3, 2013|Comments Off on Review: Clinic, No Joy @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/3/13

Review: Jamie Lidell, Empress Of @ The Independent, 3/29/13

Typically, a sold out show at the Independent is a shoulder-to-shoulder rowdy good time: drunk fans yell and cheer, bodies sway, merriment ensues. Even more often, a bombastic light [...]

Review: Wavves, FIDLAR @ Bottom of the Hill, 3/22/13

Both hailing from Los Angeles, Wavves and FIDLAR are probably two of the most divisive bands currently making music. Critics are torn, fans are torn: are they genuinely as [...]

By |March 27, 2013|Comments Off on Review: Wavves, FIDLAR @ Bottom of the Hill, 3/22/13
  • Iceage @ Rickshaw Stop 3/25/13 - photo by Nicole L. Browner
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    Review & Photos: Iceage, Merchandise @ Rickshaw Stop, 3/25/13

Review & Photos: Iceage, Merchandise @ Rickshaw Stop, 3/25/13

Photos by Nicole L. Browner

The Danish post-punk group Iceage pounded their way through an intense set on Monday night at the Rickshaw Stop. Draped in a blue darkness occasionally [...]

By |March 27, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Iceage, Merchandise @ Rickshaw Stop, 3/25/13
  • Autre Ne Veut @ The Independent 3/11/13 - photo by Zack Frederick
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    Review & Photos: Autre Ne Veut, Majical Cloudz, Bago @ Independent, 3/11/2013

Review & Photos: Autre Ne Veut, Majical Cloudz, Bago @ Independent, 3/11/2013

Following in the footsteps of other bedroom artists turned headliners (Toro Y Moi comes to mind), Brooklyn’s Autre Ne Veut — the one-man project of Arthur Ashin — represents [...]

By |March 13, 2013|1 Comment
  • Noise Pop 2013: Permanent Ruin @ Rickshaw Stop - photo by Nicole L. Browner
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    Review & Photos: Ceremony, Terry Malts, Comadre, Permanent Ruin, Synthetic ID @ Rickshaw Stop 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Ceremony, Terry Malts, Comadre, Permanent Ruin, Synthetic ID @ Rickshaw Stop 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photos by Nicole L. Browner

It's not always clear which part of Noise or Pop you're going to encounter for any specific show — or frankly, whether the festival has [...]

By |March 4, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Ceremony, Terry Malts, Comadre, Permanent Ruin, Synthetic ID @ Rickshaw Stop 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)
  • Noise Pop 2013: Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy) - Brick & Mortar - photo by Nicole L. Browner
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    Review & Photos: Jason Lytle, Jenny-O, Will Sprott, Michael Statis @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 2/26/12 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Jason Lytle, Jenny-O, Will Sprott, Michael Statis @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 2/26/12 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photos by Nicole L. Browner

Noise Pop 2013 kicked off with an easy going show at Brick & Mortar on Tuesday night. Although I only caught their last three songs, [...]

By |February 28, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Jason Lytle, Jenny-O, Will Sprott, Michael Statis @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 2/26/12 (Noise Pop 2013)
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    Review & Photos: Solange, Kelela at The Independent, 2/5/2013

Review & Photos: Solange, Kelela at The Independent, 2/5/2013

Despite a brisk Tuesday night breeze, a line had already formed outside The Independent more than a half-hour before doors were scheduled to open for Solange's sold-out performance. Scalpers [...]

By |February 7, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Solange, Kelela at The Independent, 2/5/2013
  • Father John Misty @ The Fillmore - 1/24/13 - photo by Paige K. Parsons
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    Review & Photos: The Walkmen, Father John Misty @ The Fillmore, 1/24/13

Review & Photos: The Walkmen, Father John Misty @ The Fillmore, 1/24/13

In some ways, pairing The Walkmen with Father John Misty is the perfect bill, as both acts have a similar two-bottles-of-wine flavor to them. From Joshua Tillman’s (aka Father [...]

By |January 30, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: The Walkmen, Father John Misty @ The Fillmore, 1/24/13
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    Review: FIDLAR, Pangea, Meat Market @ Bottom of the Hill, 1/18/13

Review: FIDLAR, Pangea, Meat Market @ Bottom of the Hill, 1/18/13

After milling about in an unusually long door queue, I wandered into Bottom of the Hill on Friday night smack in the middle of Oakland-via-Santa Cruz garage-surf foursome Meat [...]

By |January 24, 2013|1 Comment

Elektrik Sunset's new LP “Fish Dinner Party” out now

Sometimes I get these mind-cravings for surf rock. It's been bothering me since I finished Thomas Pynchon's detective novel Inherent Vice — which takes place in the beach towns [...]

By |January 11, 2013|1 Comment
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