Sunday, December 4, 2016

RIP Cash Askew

While news still rolls in on the aftermath of the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, it is with a heavy heart that we mark the passing of Cash Askew. Her talents helped shape Them Are Us Too, and on her own as Heavenly. Beyond that, as one who took the responsibility of her scene to heart, aiding and showing the way forward to others, it is a loss we can ill afford. For those wishing to provide aid, please click here. For those in the Bay Area, a memorial will be held at Lake Merritt Monday night, details here.
 



Sunday, October 23, 2016

Allison Crutchfield Takes A Bow...

ALLISON CRUTCHFIELD and The FIZZ
RADIATOR HOSPITAL
OVLOV
BOOTLEG THEATER, LA
14 OCTOBER, 2016
In the continuing adventures of the Crutchfield sisters, Friday night at the Bootleg Theater in LA saw Allison take center stage with The Fizz, bringing to life cuts from her solo debut EP, Lean Into It, and previewing songs from next year's full-length. Just a month ago, she was in town as part of the P.S. Elliot reunion, then hit the road with The Fizz opening up for the Julie Ruin. As if that wasn't enough, misfortune struck in the form of a van break-in, claiming hardware from drummer Catherine Elicson, and all of Allison's clothing. Bloodied, but unbowed, they made it to LA for a headlining show.

The night was the working definition of a stacked bill, with Connecticut-based Steve Hartlett leading off with a few Stove songs, then shifting gears into Ovlov material.

Sam Cook-Parrott brought Radiator Hospital to life in solo form, providing a well-received set of mostly new songs, sprinkled with some crowd favorites, and a peek at his most recent project "The Afterglows", before going on to hold down the bass in Crutchfield's trio.

Taken as a whole, the night was an already sepia Polaroid of where these artists are at, steps before they unveil their next offering.

Ovlov

Radiator Hospital

Allison Crutchfield and The Fizz