All posts by Matthew Carter

Matthew Carter is a fourth generation resident of San Diego, CA. He studied abroad in Norway where he played drums for college credit. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary studies: Journalism with Poli Sci, he then moved to Portland, OR in 2012. There he continued his career as a music venue manager before relocating to Berlin, Germany to further pursue journalism. Matt has been a contributing writer for Sugarhigh, Venture Village, and Occupy.com. At his leisure, Matt enjoys traveling, bicycling and Mike Patton albums.
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Austra Live Show Review (Berlin, Germany)

Austra's two sold out shows in Berlin are expressive of the band's massive appeal in a city that thrives upon innovative music programming, anachronisms of the 1980s, and advocation for LGBT acceptance. Touring behind the sophomore album Olympia, an effort that features all of the aforementioned three, Katie Stelmanis and company delivered a set of...
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Narrows, Detox Live Show Review

The short West coast tour pairing of Narrows and Retox answered the question, “What happens when supergroups and side-projects collide?” Can each individual entity within the group find content in wearing his new skin? Or will he shed it like a bloody husk once the tour is over to pursue past glories instead? As Narrows...Read...
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Battles, Nisennenmondai Live Show Review

Keeping score of Battles’ musical configuration from album to album can be perplexing, but the effort is more than worth the confusion. They began as an instrumental band (EP C), to add vocals (Mirrored), then lose vocalist Tyondai Braxton. For their latest, Gloss Drop, they’ve featured a whole host of guest vocalists. As Battles is...Read...
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