IBTABA Nº 42 — Bill Callahan ( Smog )

another memorable Bill Callahan gig… whereby the album and the concert are complementary, though not quite as large a gap as the previous tour concerts with Jim White. this time, a more minimal band,consisting of Neal Morgan and Matt Kinsey and quite impressive in their performance of Apocalypse and the flavor it gave to his…

IBTABA Nº 41 — Crystal Stilts

(an alternate photo with Brad Hargett is posted to Instagram, doing the but the microphone is in focus thing… thus to be used later on a Essay post. )finally, a proper gig with Crystal Stilts. that first time was at a cafeteria, and this one was a proper club, with the fantastic second album being…

IBTABA Nº 40 — Sad Lovers and Giants ( Garçe Allard )

this was an epic gig. full stop, but I should really expand. first, musically, among my favorite bands, and I was finally able to catch them: so lucky to fly from San Francisco to Berlin. it was just fantastic, as any long time expectation (20+ years in the making). photographically, it was also the culmination,…