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Pinegrove Heads On Up The Country To Create “Marigold”, Their Finest Record Yet

There’s just something about the rugged hippie woodlands and shabby-chic villages of Upstate New York that will turn any band – from urban dandies to suburban basement show veterans – instantly into a junior Levon Helm experimenting with facial hair… Continue Reading →

The Madcap Rated, Complete Syd Barrett Volume 10: “Interstellar Overdrive”

“Interstellar Overdrive” by Pink Floyd, Released August 5th, 1967 There are songs that are legendary, but within this already-rarified category there are just a handful of Godhead offerings that are not just enjoyed and respected by many generations but actually… Continue Reading →

Niche Appeal’s Fave 2019 Records

There should be no such thing as a “Best Of List”. People like what they like, and who is to say what was the best of anything for any given year? In the case of sites like Pitchfork and Stereogum,… Continue Reading →

“Scary People Saying Silly Shit”: Baxter Dury Steals Song Of The Year With “Slumlord”

No one’s gonna say anything very nice If you were forced, at knife point, to make a definitive prediction for 2020 that is 100% guaranteed to come true, then this right here would be it. And leave it to sleazy… Continue Reading →

Live Review: Electric Wizard Brings Their Scuzzy Enigma To Brooklyn Steel

“They’ve been handed everything and have nothing in return Squirreling away in their barras, their roads, their dens, their thin dreams The slightest clarion clang, a half note on a bugle, a tremor in the stillness And they come climbing… Continue Reading →

The Madcap Rated, Complete Syd Barrett Volume 9: “Pow R. Toc H.”

“Pow R. Toc H.” by Pink Floyd, Released August 5th, 1967 Has there ever been a more unlikely pioneer of something than Syd Barrett and his early use of beatboxing? And by “early” we mean “1967”, nearly a full decade… Continue Reading →

Reviewing The Reviewers: Sophie Kemp Of Pitchfork Trashes Cigarettes After Sex

There may only be a few statements that Sophie Kemp gets right in her pearl-clutching, stiflingly conservative and puritanical review of this new Cigarettes After Sex album, Cry, but it’s an important one: There is a universe where this raciness… Continue Reading →

The Madcap Rated, Complete Syd Barrett Volume 8: “Flaming”

“Flaming” by Pink Floyd, Released November 2nd, 1967 Yippee, you can’t see me But I can you This snatch of typically childlike lyricism from the paisley-splattered pen of Syd Barrett has loooonnnggg been used, over and over and over again… Continue Reading →

Wild-Eyed, Paisley-Clad Destroyer: Niche Appeal’s Five Favorite Ginger Baker Performances

We at The Niche would like to salute the wild-eyed redhead percussion destroyer known as Ginger Baker by offering up our favorite five Baker performances. It was tough to limit this to five, but hey man the nature of the… Continue Reading →

“We Took LSD And Worked On Music Every Single Day”: Ricky Maymi Speaks On The Origins Of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Chinese Indie, And His Uncle In The Grateful Dead

For modern psychedelic freaks, Ricky Maymi should need no formal introduction. As a co-founder of drone behemoth The Brian Jonestown Massacre and BJM spin off The Imajinary Friends, Maymi has been riding the forefront of the trippy music resurgence since… Continue Reading →

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