Added on December 13, 2016
2016 , Aaradhna , Angel Haze , Angel Olsen , Beyonce , Bowie , Connections , Dexys , Ela Stiles , Everett True , Guerilla Toss , Hinds , Jenny Hval , Kendrick Lamar , Lady Gaga , M. Ward , Macy Gray , Mariza , Massive Attack , Nick Cave , No Sister , PJ Harvey , Porridge Radio , Rattle , Ravioli Me Away , Santigold , Skating Polly , Sophie Ellis-Bextor , Teen , Terry , The Goon Sax , The Nightingales , the tuts , The Wolfhounds
I sat in a convivial pub the other night as around me convivial sorts chattered and laughed. I could barely hear a word. Every so often, the sound of what appeared to be a band tuning up threatened to break down even that little of my personal space. I do not need, not REQUIRE an […]
Added on July 4, 2016
50 Foot Wave , Bernard Hermann , Dog Chocolate , Emily Rodgers , Eureka California , Floating Points , Future Of The Left , Guerilla Toss , Massive Attack , Nachthexen , Orchestra of Spheres , Pikelet , Skating Polly , Teen , The Gotobeds , The Poisoned Glass , The Veldt , Witching Waves
Above: The righteous and super-smart TEEN. Photo by Hannah Whitaker. I had a very dreary introduction here when I started writing this article. It involved despair about the US, physical and mental fatigue from my job, more despair for the UK, and similar nagging thoughts. I tried to deny the purging effect that music can […]
Added on February 26, 2016
2016 , album review , Blancmange , Butthole Surfers , Heaven 17 , Lee Adcock , Peter Gabriel , Split Enz , Teen , Thomas Dolby
Transformation’s a tricky business. How do you move forward without sacrificing that essential charm or genius that propelled you to the limelight in the first place? Prog rock bands like Genesis and the Moody Blues traded in their mysticism for cultural cache, and crumpled into commoners with synths. Tame Impala followed their example, and traded […]
Added on December 7, 2012
Azealia Banks , best of 2012 , Brianna Perry , Chain & The Gang , Dexys , Divorce , Easy Lover , Eleanor Friedberger , Everett True , Fever Fever , Glass Candy , Go Genre Everything , Hissey Miyake , Joey Ramone , Julia Holter & Jib Kidder , Katie Got Bandz , Lady Leshurr , Lee Ranaldo , M. Ward , Manors , Plan B , Planningtorock , Pussy Riot , Savages , Skip Skip Benben , Teen , The Felines , The Pharmacy , The School , The Twerps , Tunabunny
It seems like folk just don’t have the time these days for the full unexpurgated version.
Added on December 6, 2012
Angel Haze , Azealia Banks , Bambino Koresh , best of 2012 , Boyz & Girl , Brianna Perry , Carsick Cars , Cats On Fire , Chain & The Gang , Chromatics , Dan Sartain , Dexys , Divorce , Easy Lover , Eleanor Friedberger , Everett True , Fever Fever , Glass Candy , Go Genre Everything , Grimes , Hissey Miyake , Iris DeMent , Joey Ramone , Julia Holter & Jib Kidder , Kate Nash , Katie Got Bandz , Lady Leshurr , Lee Ranaldo , Local Girls , Los Cripis , M. Ward , Manors , Mount Eerie , Nicki Minaj , Nude Beach , Plan B , Planningtorock , Primitive Calculators , Prinzhorn Dance School , Pussy Riot , Royal Headache , Sasha Go Hard , Savages , Shellshag , Shonen Knife , Sinead O'Connor , Skip Skip Benben , Sleigh Bells , Slug Guts , Street Eaters , Teen , Terrible Truths , The Babies , The Bastards of Fate , The Felines , The Maxines , The Pharmacy , The School , The Suicide Notes , The Twerps , Trailer Trash Tracys , Tunabunny , videoing , Willis Earl Beal , Woollen Kits
Last year was sensational for music. This year was even more sensational.
Added on November 6, 2012
Carpark , Elli et Jacno , Everett True , Silicon Teens , Teen , The Passions
You don’t have to pledge allegiance to the flag just to enjoy a three-minute song, you know.