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All Time Strangest Records: Cromagnon, Orgasm

If anyone happened to be curious where both industrial and black metal were born, all they would need to do is trace the dim light path from the ancient black star that was “Caledonia”, the first track off Cromagnon’s straight… Continue Reading →

Losing In Style With Bully

She’s a little bit Carrie Brownstein and a little bit Kelly Deal, only with with flowing blonde hair that emits a sens of Nordic self confidence. She oozes cool without telling you she knows she is cool. I sincerely doubt… Continue Reading →

Blue Cheer: Mind-Erasing Barbiturate Rock Of The Highest Pedigree

If the wild and woolly Blue Cheer’s self-titled debut were to take on physical form, it would perfectly materialize into one of those massive jugs of Boon’s Farm wine you can see being communally passed in rock festival footage from… Continue Reading →

Paul McCartney: Egypt Station

Sir Paul seems to garner increasing popularity (once again) over recent years – A genuine acclaim for what he’s doing today, without any tongue-in-cheek irony.  And deservedly so.  Carrying himself with a sense of decorum, (but never too serious), he… Continue Reading →

Sweet Spirit: Bowl Cut Desperados

It’s been at least a decade since a band straight outta’ Austin caught my attention. Then along came Sweet Spirit. No, Sweet Spirit is not an essay-penning pseudo-Pavement just dying to be noticed on Instagram by Car Seat Headrest.  This… Continue Reading →

Grace Vonderkuhn: A Brash Outlier In A Shrugging Indie World

These days I’ve been bumping a lot of Grace Vonderkuhn. Grace comes swinging right out of the gate with a very real sense of self-confidence and a refreshingly brash attitude. I like a chick with attitude as long as she… Continue Reading →

Blink and Moses: Alive in the East?

Like the last few recordings, the tracks for the aptly-titled Alive in the East? were laid down in front of an audience, amidst a modest setting (in this particular case, East London’s Total Refreshment Center). Binker Golding (Tenor Sax) and… Continue Reading →

Carrying Box Cutters To Lollapalooza: Jenn Champion

Do the kids of today l know how to friend, love, free fall? Do they know the underplayed ladies who crush it lately like Jenn Champion? Her raw vocals and inanely hilarious videos are the edgy vibes I am craving…. Continue Reading →

For Lovers and Loners Only: An Exploration of Flowers, The Rolling Stones’ Most Romantic and Maligned Album

The Flowers album was for loners and lovers only. It provided a tight backdrop for a lot of decadent fantasy. —Patti Smith Long dismissed as a cash grab hodgepodge of unreleased tracks and singles hastily released to capitalize on the… Continue Reading →

Grayson Haver Currin on the State of His Art (with an Appearance by Gabriel Kahane)

Grayson Haver Currin reviewing a Gabriel Kahane album might just be the rare case of the reviewer being equally as well-known as the reviewed. After all, GHC, along with his wife Tina, are a fair degree of Internet Famous for… Continue Reading →

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