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Bandcamp Artist of the Week
Sammy Warm Hands, freewrites, graves33, smoke-filled rooms
Sammy Warm Hands is our Bandcamp Artist of the Week
Bandcamp Artist of the Week
palemen, bandcamp artist of the week, instrumental, electro
Palemen is our Bandcamp Artist of the Week.
Bandcamp Artist of the Week
Henry Canyons | One Thousand Plateaus EP
Henry Canyons and his new EP, One Thousand Plateaus, is our Bandcamp Artist of the Week.


Rheteric Ramirez aka  Neitzsche Cortez | Hellfyre Club
Interviews are one of my favorite parts of being a SYFFALeer. The reason: intimacy. Album reviews, video postings, column additions? None come close to the interview on the scale o'sensh. So you know that if we've interviewed a band it's because we've usually reached out and begged and stalked and pestered them until they acquiesce. It parallels our love lives.  I had a chance to chop it up...
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I was asked to interview Rival Sons a couple of weeks ago and I had no idea who they were. And because I don't want to interview a shitty band I requested to preview their latest album Great Western Valkyrie before committing.   Holy shit on cornbread! The hot and dry sound on this album has evaporated the pleather pants off my hairy legs. I...
Morbidly-O-Beats, FilthyBroke Records, Interview
Morbidly-O-Beats is the dude. My friend and fellow Southern Cali emcee Kid Presentable first turned me on, and then turned me on to Morbid's genius. That was soon co-signed by the indelible Syffal enigma Employee, and by Portland rapper/connoisseur of all things titular Bloodmoney. If that's not a virtual one-two-three punch, call me Little Mac and send me into fight Sodapopinski. ?(Whaaat?...
Andrew Milicia, MLBeatz, Red, White & Brew, Interview
One of this year’s pleasant surprises was Red, White & Brew – the delightful new album from Andrew Milicia x MLbeatz. Honest and sensh, Red, White & Brew was the perfect way to usher in spring for a fellow like me. MLbeatz’s production was all sorts of warm and humid, yet breezy so you don’t sweat too much, thus avoiding the chafe in your inner thigh. For his part...
ratboiler, EP, metal, punk, Baltimore, Interview
This shit feels like razor burn coupled with $5 shot and beer combos bro bro. ratboiler burst into my world with some guitars that were like death by 1000 little slices. Some ancient torture techniques written in the code of perfect riffs, drums that haunt your dreams and vocals that sound like So-Cal punk with the attitude of Norwegian black metal. It was Sabbath meets the...


PS I Love You, Bonnie Montgomery, The TIns, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Strand Of Oaks

Tom's SYFFAList for July 2014

If you recall, or were even paying attention we decided it was time to do away with our weekly group features because writing was becoming an assignment. Due dates and procrastination lead to half-assed scribblings. When writing and listening to music becomes less fun, we are not at are...

greylag, another, one song, dead oceans

Greylag - Another

fucking balls.

This is like Shakey Graves sucking on a shitload of ginger mints while filming Max Gomez on a whiskey and lude bender. Seriously, this is the song that plays once you decide on buying a new pair of jeans and you're...

Amplified Parts, Guitars, Amplifiers, Tubes | Music



You probably already know that a bunch of us SYFFALITICS are/were musicians. So we fucking get it, it’s hard out there for a musician bro. Not only are you constantly dealing with your parents questioning your lifestyle choices and telling you...

ClickitTicket | Concert Tickets | Live Shows | Concerts


No longer do we need to wait in long lines outside box offices to get concert tickets, just go here instead and forget about lines! ClickitTicket has a tickets to...

Johnny Boy's adorable sidepart cameoed on the Left Hand Right Brain podcast!

Johnny Boy's adorable sidepart cameoed on the Left Hand Right Brain podcast!

SYFFALears, our second place contestant in the Tom's of Chin pageant was none other than Johnny Symmes' sidepart, narrowly defeating Joel's bacon tattoo and Del's sunken solar plexus.

First place was perennial winner, Tom's chiseled butt chin. 

To discuss this near victory...


Rob Sonic confuses the balls off me. 

Because Roberto Sonic is poetically wriggleschmelting e'ethang the majority of the time, I have a hard time imagining this dude doing regular day to day tasks because of how insane this muth...

No Words - Pitchfork Festival 2014 - Up Close and Personalz - Part 1

No Words - Pitchfork Festival 2014 - Up Close and Personalz - Part 2

See more photos: No Words - Pitchfork Festival 2014 - Up Close and Personalz - Part 1

Pitchfork Music Festival, Kendrick Lamar, Beck, Real Estate

SYFFAL's Guide to Pitchfork Music Festival 2014

The Pitchfork Music Festival is back in Chicago this weekend with another strong line-up. AND our close-to-ginger photographer, Tif, will be there to capture the spirit with her fancy picture taker. Look out for those sure-to-be-dope photos early next week. 


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