Vultures United: Girls

Released in three different formats—CD, vinyl, and cassette—Orange County punks Vultures United’s long-awaited tribute to women in music, Girls, finally made its way to my mailbox courtesy of Baldy Longhair...

The Guru: Native Son

Recorded by the band when they were in high school, The Guru’s Native Sun opens with a track called “Arizona,” which does well to set the tone of things, channeling Modest Mouse with a definitive sort of fu...

Ben Kweller @ Union Transfer

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The venue itself is swanky as hell; as a first-time attendee of a Union Transfer show, I will admit, I was sort of taken aback. Multiple levels, three bars, a nice seating area on the first...