Arlie John Carstens

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  • 8 years ago | Last Night

    Qui, the Bronx, Circle Jerks, the Melvins, and the Locust August 4 at the Echoplex Drummer Ferdie Cuilda has been the hard-hitting, wildly entertaining backbone of 400 Blows, L.A.’s best brutalist noise-punk band, for nine long years. His ma...

  • 8 years ago | A Considerable Town

    Even in action sports, context is everything. In 1995, when ESPN launched the Extreme Games in Rhode Island (renamed the X Games in 1996), a great many board-sports enthusiasts gazed skeptically upon the affair. After all — Disney owns ESPN....

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  • 8 years ago | Last Night

    Neurosis, Red Sparowes at the El Rey, January 3 To the uninitiated, the ambient instru-metal sound of the opening act, Red Sparowes, is not dissimilar from Mogwai’s 2001: A Space Odyssey–meets–Conan vibe or Godspeed’s sonic...

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  • 11 years ago | Last Night

    Photo by Wild Don Lewis ELECTRELANE, SILVERSUN PICKUPS, TIMONIUM at Spaceland, April 9 This sold-out Friday night began with a whisper, slowly rose to a bounce and finished with a bang. Sounding at turns like Brit shoegazers Ride, or perhaps a les...