Mallard, Melchior, Wounded Lion @ The Hemlock 2/2/13 plus SXSW preparations!

Last Saturday The Mallard put on their most impressive show to date. With a recent change in lineup, the blond is gone and Dylan is now full time on guitar. The dueling guitar work is sublime. There are Marquee Moon moments rarely heard in live music these days. Dylan and Greer intertwine notes in the best possible way. Although these photos are from last weeks free event at New Parish, the Hemlock show was far superior. The Hemlock's cozy quarters allowed the drums to permeate your every cell. The volume was notched up to just below ear bleed and the [...]

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Review & Photos: Back From The Grave – The Sloths at the Stork Club 5/12/12

In 1965 they were smoking pot with Hendrix, opening for the Byrds, the Doors and Love, but then The Sloths vanished, their recordings unavailable unless you wanted to spend $6,000 on eBay. More than 45 years later, they return! There was a Friday show at the Rockit Room, but this story could only happen at Oakland's incredible Stork Club. The crowd was small but huge in its thirst for discounted PBR tallboys. After two opening acts (keep reading!), The Sloths took the stage. Singer Hank Daniels looked like he could be Iggy's brother with long straight hair and exposed six-pack. [...]

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