Photos: Priests at Starline Social Club

Priests (photo: Ian Young) Starline Social Club hosted a one-two punch of in-your-face performances Saturday night. Priests, whose latest album The Seduction of Kansas is one of the year's best in this photographer's humble opinion, headlined the evening. Sons of an Illustrious Father, who describe their music as genre queer, supported with an equally raucous and entertaining set.

By |July 1, 2019|Tags: |

Priests returning to Starline Social Club on ‘Seduction of Kansas’ tour

(photo: Ebru Yildiz) DC post-punk band Priests are returning to Starline Social Club on the heels of their second album, The Seduction of Kansas (out now on Sister Polygon). Following 2017's Nothing Feels Natural with a more pop-centric, socially concious record, the title track and first single sets the tone for Priests' latest LP. Vocalist Katie Alice Greer, guitarist G.L. Jaguar, and drummer Daniele Daniele still form the helm of the band, while The Seduction of Kansas marks the departure of Taylor Mulitz, welcoming multi-instrumentalist and frequent collaborator Janel Leppin. It's also Priests' first time working with producer John Congleton. [...]

By |June 20, 2019|Tags: |

SXSW Day Five: Tired feet, BBQ comas, and Priests! PRIESTS!

Priests (photo: Ian Young) Photos and additional reporting by Ian Young and Norm deVeyra Norm's Highlights The highs of the previous night's Lizzo performance gave way to some lows on Day 5, as the weeks’s late nights finally caught up with me and the exhaustion hit hard. Not even a BBQ pit stop and the prospects of a killer late night Priests set could fuel a second wind of energy, and I packed it in for an early evening. A few performances did standout from the handful of sets I did see: Meernaa’s outdoor performance at The Side Bar set [...]

By |March 16, 2019|Tags: , , |

Review + Photos: Franz Ferdinand at the Fox Theater

Franz Ferdinand (photo: Ria Burman) Last Thursday, May 17, Scotland’s favorite indie rock & disco hybrid Franz Ferdinand took to Oakland’s Fox Theater for a high energy and visually entertaining ride. The show wrapped up the band's month-and-a-half run through North America in support of Always Ascending. The quintet’s first studio release in five years debuted in February of this year. The album also marked the official departure of original guitarist Nick McCarthy. At the Fox, lead vocalist Alex Kapranos, original bassist Bob Hardy, and drummer Paul Thomson were joined by multi-instrumentalist phenom Julian Corrie and auxiliary guitarist Dino Bardot. [...]

Review: Priests and Lithics at Swedish American Hall

Monday night’s double-bill post-punk show at the Swedish American Hall was over by 10pm, following two extremely satisfying sets from Portland’s Lithics and Washington D.C.’s Priests — and oh buddy, I'm glad I was there. Lithics hit the stage shortly after 8pm as a small crowd gathered on the floor, which gradually expanded throughout their set. “Oh, hello,” vocalist-guitarist Aubrey Hornor said, addressing the crowd, “I didn’t see you there.” The four piece band launched into a set of taught, angular post-punk with bass-driven melodies and often slightly off-kilter time signatures. While bassist Bob Desaulniers and drummer Wiley Hickson held [...]

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