V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
Stargazing in Autumn
Transcend space and time at four cosmic concerts
Whatever you’re into—hard-rocking funk à la hometown hero, electro, experimental, dark-psych, futurist grunge or doom metal—Show Up! has your concert needs covered. Now with A/V!
V.22 No.24 | 6/13/2013
Will The Julie Ruin you for all others?
Kathleen Hanna drops Ruin release deets
Putting the word “The” in front of the name—thus making it The Julie Ruin, y'all—Hanna has resurrected not only a name, but an idea and a good one at that. If you haven't heard her post-Bikini Kill bedroom recordings, you should take a listen. They're not groundbreaking, but they were a solid precursor to the “Deceptacon”-era Hanna who would make her mark on the music industry. Maybe she wasn't a chart-topper, but she maintains a loyal fanbase that is keen on hearing her wild vocals inundate them with a little radical mystique—Feminist Sweepstakes, anyone? I digress … Hanna has announced that The Julie Ruin's debut album, titled Run Fast, is set to hit the streets on the 3rd of September (you know ... the day we’ll always remember). So be on the lookout for that, and while you're waiting for that illustrious morn to approach, you still have the old basement recordings of the original incarnation to tide you over. And if Le Tigre's This Island and The Julie Ruin’s first single, “Oh Come On,” are anything to go by, then you know Hanna delivers the goods when she has the proper studio treatment to rely on. Just sayin'.
V.21 No.49 | 12/6/2012
Sonic reductions of Scott Walker, Crystal Castles and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
In this week’s Sonic Reducer, I weighed in on new albums by Scott Walker, Crystal Castles and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra. Check out videos and sound from featured acts below.
Scott Walker Bish Bosch · Crystal Castles III · The Bryan Ferry Orchestra The Jazz Age
This week, we listened to new albums by Scott Walker, Crystal Castles and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra.
V.19 No.52 | 12/30/2010
Best of 2010 mix for ears to hear
The better to see you with, my dear
Of course you know the old dancing-about-architecture thing. Well, synesthesia aside, it is bloody hard to hear without ears or see without eyes. So if you happened to read last week’s “Best of 2010 for weirdos and malcontents” and were almost intrigued enough to seek out the music, dissemble no more. Here’s a mix with one track from each of the albums, including the ones I was too lazy to write about.
Year in Review: Music
Drones, Dub, Kraut, Harp
Best releases of 2010 for weirdos and malcontents
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