A Conversation with Alvie and the Breakfast Pigs

A Conversation with Alvie and the Breakfast Pigs

Alvie and the Breakfast Pigs are a band from San Francisco who “isn’t here to serve a brand new cuisine.” Claiming to be one of the last rock bands in the city, Alvie, Matt, Phil, and Jake “serve up those classic high-gain recipes you grew up on,” playing rock’n’roll with influences from a myriad of … Continue reading “A Conversation with Alvie and the Breakfast Pigs”

Single Review: UNITED GIRLS ROCK’N’ROLL CLUB

Single Review: UNITED GIRLS ROCK’N’ROLL CLUB

Last Friday, CHAI and Hinds released “UNITED GIRLS ROCK’N’ROLL CLUB,” an invigorating collaboration between 8 female musicians recorded in Madrid shortly before the pandemic. For CHAI, it is an addition to the string of energetic singles released in 2020. For Hinds, it follows the release of their most experimental and most diversely orchestrated album to … Continue reading “Single Review: UNITED GIRLS ROCK’N’ROLL CLUB”

WQHS’ Albums of the 2010s

WQHS’ Albums of the 2010s

There’s an almost sacred obligation for every media publication to quantize and compile their favorites at the end of every year, decade, or century. For the most part, it’s really a great convenience to have a resource to find when trying to become acquainted with music history, especially if you weren’t around or paying attention. … Continue reading “WQHS’ Albums of the 2010s”

Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: Nour Elkassabany

Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: Nour Elkassabany

This March, I spent my spring break in Los Angeles. It was my first time visiting, so naturally, I had to see the best of the city’s tourist offerings. The best of Hollywood included the Chinese Theater, the Walk of Fame, and of course, Amoeba Records. After an hour of meandering through the store, flicking … Continue reading “Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: Nour Elkassabany”

Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: James Meadows

Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: James Meadows

Call me old-fashioned, but for me, collecting vinyl is almost like keeping a photo-diary or a homemade VHS cassette. Every record that I own in my collection is a relic of my past – each with a memory attached. “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac was a gift from a former girlfriend; “Land of Pleasure” from a … Continue reading “Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: James Meadows”

Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: Sophie Burkholder

Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: Sophie Burkholder

In 1990, as a follow-up to 1988 Daydream Nation, Sonic Youth released Goo, their first album with major label Geffen Records. The black-and-white cover art resembles what a Lichtenstein piece might have looked like if he had taken the sunglass-wearing Velvet Underground as his subjects. It’s goth and apathetic, visually capturing the angst and rebellion … Continue reading “Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: Sophie Burkholder”