Browsing the "California X" Tag

American Lions (Photo: Jason Paul Renna)

New Brunswick Punks American Lions Drop “Careful + Trustworthy” Single From New Soft EP

New Brunswick’s own purveyors of Punk-Rock tidings American Lions – who recently ripped a hole in Paradise Lost with California X and Romp…check out the CoolDad Music recap – resurfaced earlier this week with the announcement the band would be toning it down [...]

February 12, 2015 News

Don Giovanni Records Showcase Night Two: California X, Downtown Boys, Pinkwash + More Played The Knitting Factory

Photo Credit: Jim Appio (CoolDad Music)In the past few years, Allyson Dwyer has become more and more familiar with the plethora of amazing live music that exists just a car or train ride away. Some of this music comes from [...]

February 10, 2015 Live, Reviews
Don Giovanni Records

Don Giovanni Records Announces Annual Showcase: Screaming Females, Nuclear Santa Claust + More

Relationships come and go, but our love for Don Giovanni Records is eternal. 2015 is looking to be another huge one for the NJ indie label as they gear up once more for their annual showcase. Unlike previous years, the [...]

December 4, 2014 News
California X

California X Drops Title Track To Forthcoming Don Giovanni Records LP Nights In The Dark

If the Amherst-based California X wasn’t clear about where its influences lie on their acclaimed 2013 self-titled debut – which landed on SIMGE’s Top 50 Releases of 2013 list- the band has returned with a gnarly new fuzz-smothered single titled “Nights [...]

November 12, 2014 News
Screen shot 2014-02-11 at 12.13.38 AM

Don Giovanni Records Showcase: Night 3 – Screaming Females, Califorinia X + More Close Things With Loud, Sweaty Grandeur

They came, they saw, they clobbered. As per my colleague’s eloquent recollections of Night’s One & Two of the annual Don Giovanni Records showcase series, the general atmosphere of the tri-day affair included an immediate sense of community with many [...]

February 11, 2014 Live, Reviews

SIMGE’s Top 50 Albums Of 2013

50. Diarrhea Planet – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams 49. Grouplove – Spreading Rumors 48. Night Birds – Born To Die In Suburubia 47. Tegan & Sara – Heartthrob 46. Chris Rockwell & The Stickball Social Club – Buildings Will Collapse [...]

December 30, 2013 New Music, Reviews

Screaming Females To Play Free Outdoor Show With California X, Black Wine, and Brick Mower

New Jersey veterans Screaming Females need no introduction, but they’ve been pretty active in their home state lately, playing multiple sets to help ease the closing of Maxwell’s in Hoboken. The band will be hanging out in New Jersey a [...]

July 30, 2013 News

California X Announces SXSW Shows

The latest Don Giovanni Records dynamo that is California X recently announced a series of appearances at the forthcoming SXSW music marathon and arts conference in Austin, TX.  Check out the dates below, read SIMGE’s review of the Amherst, MA collective’s excellent [...]

March 11, 2013 News

New Video: California X – “Spider X”

Much like the big rig barreling down the interstate in Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” video before crashing into that child’s bed, California X tango’s with the idea of a dreamscape tormented by pulsating pistons and tumultuous turbines with an additional blanket of [...]

January 22, 2013 Music Videos, News
California X

Album Review: California X, California X

CoolDaughter #1 had another two-day swim meet this weekend.  Early warm-ups at Princeton meant that I had to get up before dawn on both days to make the drive.  I sadly, therefore, decided against attending any of the Light of [...]

January 21, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews