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A Conversation With Jody Stephens: The last surviving Big Star member speaks on the band’s early days, his eclectic post BS career, and why he hates “Guitar Man” by Bread

I dialed the number he left me, only to be stopped short by a voicemail message. Was it perhaps too good to be true that Jody Stephens, the legendary drummer and last surviving member of perennial power pop gods Big… Continue Reading →

“I Like To Think That We’re Still Free” NYC’s Most Prolific Drummer Linda Pitmon On Playing With Her Heroes And Staying Creative In The Post Apocalypse

Without a doubt the most prolific and well-connected drummer in what remains a vibrant New York City music scene (despite what the other sites will tell you), Linda Pitmon has collabed with everyone from Sleater Kinney and REM members in… Continue Reading →

Ride, This Is Not A Safe Place, A Review

At some point during the long break between 1996 and 2017, the sound of Oxford’s dream noise outfit Ride made a subtle but revelatory shift. Although the band had always fully embraced sugary pop hooks, in their striped-sweater glory daze… Continue Reading →

Track Of The Day: “If Your Mama Only Knew” by Sass

The level of talent coming out of Philthy Philly is astonishing. What could possibly be in the water? Listening to my beloved independent radio station shaking the airwaves out of University City, WXPN (88.5/91.9 wpn.org), DJ great Dan Reed spun… Continue Reading →

Traveling Music For Those Standing Still: Swervedriver, Future Ruins

For those who can’t pick up on cosmic vibrations from Oxford Town, please know that there is a truly excellent new record from Swervedriver that was launched into the stratosphere last week. Future Ruins finds the Swervies leaning away from the… Continue Reading →

“Not Everyone Should Have A Platform” An Interview With John Brodeur Of Bird Streets

A gem of an album It was the art design on the orange cover that spoke to me. Yes I did judge a book by the cover and am glad I picked it out of a crowd of other needy… Continue Reading →

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