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April 2019

From The Vaults: A Track-By-Track Review of The Rolling Stones’ 1976 Oddball Classic “Black And Blue”

When it comes to The Stones and their post-Exile ’70s output, anyone who cares about such things seems to always point to Some Girls as the classic platter that redefined the aging empire’s sound and vision, taking on disco and… Continue Reading →

Track Of The Day: Barney Cortez, “The Big Swirl”

Barney Cortez is selflessly raising money from his music sales to help his friend and artistic twin Tiger Merrit’s family. Merrit fronted the amazing Morning Teleportation and was one of the white hot burning stars of the contemporary psych movement…. Continue Reading →

Meet Your New Drugdealer On Today’s Track Of The Day

The LA collective known as Drugdealer exists in a highly pleasurable realm where Strawberry Alarm Clock became as big as The Beatles and the summer of ’66 (the real summer of love) never ended. Michael Collins, the main stay and… Continue Reading →

From The Vaults: Atomic Forest And Their Trippy, Urban, Southeast Asian Blues

It has to be tough to be a “psychedelic” rock band in India. Anyone who has ever set foot on this dusty, sacred ground knows that day-to-day, minute-to-minute life is infinitely trippier than anything The Incredible String Band ever dreamed…. Continue Reading →

Buenos Diaz Desperately Needs A Klonopin on “Nervous”

Buenos Diaz pits a trebly, in-the-red guitar slashing against forward-falling streams  lyrics that combine to come on like a cold slap of water on your skin at dawn. This isn’t “get up and go” music. This is startled suddenly awake… Continue Reading →

Tina’s Track Of the Day: “Bettie” by Kittenhead

Kittenhead knocked my sideways when i first stumbled across their rollicking track “Bettie”.  Based in LA, Kittenhead consists of four friends who combine a fuzzed-out ’90s kick with a splash Debbie Harry. “Bettie” kicks off fierce and furious, and somehow… Continue Reading →

Gig Report: The Antlers in Brooklyn, 3/30/19: Death and Rebirth

The church of the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Heights is a neo-gothic beauty; its vaulted ceilings rise in smooth organic lines like the bones of a long-abandoned ribcage, setting the stage for a night of lingering in the… Continue Reading →

Tina’s track Of The Day: The Underground Vault, “Ghost”

There is nothing delicate about the track “Ghost” crafted by the Underground Vault, a particularly savage rock n’ blues band from the grey, grimy streets of London town. Dancing atop a bedrock of eviscerating riffs and obtuse lyrics,  “Ghost” is a… Continue Reading →

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