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Smoke 2 Joints With Philly Upstarts Looseleaf

What happens when you combine a law school student who married a Quaker couple in his free time and someone who shakes his head at technology and social media? You get a damn fine band that is on the verge of… Continue Reading →

For Those About To Slack: Spirit Of The Beehive

What ever happened the concept of The Slacker Band? Perhaps it’s the rapid gentrification of formerly loose, artist-friendly hoods and the accompanying relentless capitalism that instills an (often faked) puritanical work ethic even on those who wear skull caps in… Continue Reading →

Music Review Review: Pitchfork Needs to Chill Out By Actually Listening to Mutual Benefit

Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, I really didn’t want to do this. There’s so much negativity floating around the world right now; we should be posting nothing but shiny happy posts.  But, y’know, one morning I was enjoying my office tupperware full of Barbara’s… Continue Reading →

Low Ratings: A Dive into the Double Negative

There’s a vocal passage in “Tempest”, the fourth song on Low’s newest album, Double Negative, that carves out a beautiful place inside my head, a glimmering crack in an infinite rough and jagged cavernous geode. Its melody can live there… Continue Reading →

Gig Report: Evan Dando At Wonders Of Nature, Brooklyn, 9/29/18

Evan Dando is like a living, walking, breathing acid trip. Everywhere the golden-haired, ageless one wanders, he sparks off surreal spells that enchant and confuse his immediate surroundings, morphing even the most placid of venues into temporarily warped portals catering… Continue Reading →

The Harmonizing Goth Soul Of Hestina

The art of harmonizing is no easy feat. Sisters can do it. Brothers too. But the ones who are simply friends with a symbiotic union that flow together? Well that’s just supernatural right there. And now we can add the… Continue Reading →

Brit Pop Gets Woke With She Drew The Gun

Louisa Roach fronts She Drew the Gun with high reserves of maturity and poise. I haven’t seen such a composed front woman in a while, and it’s definitely refreshing. Describing her style as “Northern Queer Trash”, Roach’s influences range from… Continue Reading →

Iceage/Black Lips: This Tour Might Not Suck

You know how it is with indie club gigs these days. You avoid the bar as if it held nine plagues (or in this case nine dollar Tecates). You take a quick glance at a merch table manned by someone… Continue Reading →

Sinister Sounds For Sinister Times: Beak>

It isn’t very often that I stumble across a record released in this Foul Year Of Our Lord 2018 that inspires me to throw down 500-or-so words on it. But this isn’t the only aspect that makes the ingeniously-named Beak>… Continue Reading →

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 →

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