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 Mike Turner

SOTD #749 – Big Bill

SOTD #749 – Big Bill

The new 7” Every City / Food Chain by Austin, Texas, spazzo-nerdcore good-times-every-time-all-the-time “it’s a TV Party” band Big Bill is easily the product of a band of misfits that must have been locked in a room in the 80s with only Urgh! A Music War VHS on loop and nothing but Capri Suns and […]

 Lee Adcock

Song of the Day #696: Bad Daddies (w/ BONUS)

Song of the Day  #696: Bad Daddies (w/ BONUS)

So. I’m really fucking tired of hearing folks ask questions like “has music stopped moving forward?”. It implies we only care about music as an art form, and that innovation is the only way to measure its merits. Fuck that. We also listen to music for visceral pleasure, to establish our differences, to distinguish our […]

 Lee Adcock

Song of the Day #682 – Chorusgirl

Song of the Day #682 – Chorusgirl

Alone, alone, alone. Every day, when I’m walking down the street to downtown, or down the campus, I see them everywhere – the girls with the hose, the flimsy skirts, the shades and the vacant looks, laughing at their own idiocy, not feeling or seeing anything outside of their own little bubble (or cell phone) […]

 Everett True

The Definitive List | The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time, Part 6

The Definitive List | The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time, Part 6

Authority is All That Matters in music criticism, especially when it comes to creating Lists

 Everett True

Song of the day – 535: The Babies (+ album mini-review)

If you ain’t got the idea by now don’t come whining to me in 15 years time baby about how you missed out.

 Tobi Vail

Hello from Olympia, WA – 4: Madonna Live at the Super Bowl

Does the marketplace necessarily kill radicalism or is it ever possible to be subversive in the mainstream?

 Everett True

two discussions around the notion of ‘authenticity’ in pop music


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Authenticity, pah! It’s as bad as real music! No such thing.

 Brigette

Just Like Everyday Life – Examples of Men and Women Creating Beautiful Music Together

The B-52’s music is truly collaborative — brothers, sisters, gay, straight and best friends. How could they be anything else besides fantastic?

 Erika Meyer

How I Learned To Play Guitar

How I Learned To Play Guitar

Great rock music has less to do with ‘skill’ and ‘talent’ and more to do with a person’s ability to use music as an artistic medium.

 Bianca Valentino

Catcall – The Collapse Board Interview

by Bianca Valentino Catcall is the latest musical project from Sydney-based musician Catherine Kelleher. Kelleher first performed as frontwoman for Australian DIY punk band Kiosk in the early 00s. Upon returning home from a 2006 Kiosk US tour Kelleher had a life changing moment (which she talks about here) and after much soul searching decided […]