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Phillipe and Jorge believe it was thoughtful during this holiday season for the US government to clue in the Great Unwashed on how to survive a possible nuclear bomb strike. Their message, as reported by the New York Times on December 15: "Do not flee
Duck and cover redux; the best Congress money can buy; the Cabrals to the rescue!
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| December 24, 2010
Captain Beefheart Symposium at Magic Room Gallery
When it comes to avant-garde rock pioneer Captain Beefheart (a/k/a Don Van Vliet), you either love him or hate him. For the former group, the...
| September 09, 2010
Okay, so Dead Cats Dead Rats are not actually from Boston.
Dead Cats Dead Rats dig out of the 'burbs
| June 04, 2010
From the Magic Band to the Magic Room: A Chat with Gary Lucas
Dubbed everything from “the thinking man’s guitar hero” to “the Semitic Jimi Hendrix” to “one of the 100 greatest living guitarists,” Gary Lucas has a...
| April 02, 2010
Various Artists | Casual Victim Pile: Austin 2010
The notion that regional musical flavors exist independently in American cities is quickly becoming an archaic truism, seeing as how the world really is a stage these days, at least in the digital sense.
| January 08, 2010
Various Artists | Where the Action Is: Los Angeles Nuggets 1965 - 1968
More than three years in the making, the most recent installment of Rhino's legendary archival garage-rock series offers an amazingly comprehensive excavation of an absurdly fertile scene.
| December 18, 2009
What’s black and white and re(a)d all over? Certainly not the Providence Urinal, whose circulation has been falling faster than a 1000-pound safe pushed out of a sky-scraper window.
Fonting around at the Urinal. Plus, celebrity karaoke, and more.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| November 06, 2009
Last week, Tristan da Cunha and I brainstormed some strategies by which they might finally hit the big time. Like, getting a charismatic frontman.
The trouble with Tristan da Cunha
| June 26, 2009
Harappian Night Recordings | The Glorious Gongs of Hainuwele
The trappings of exotic field recordings are all over this mysterious production.
| May 08, 2009
You might not buy this, but Fitchburg was pretty happening 15 years ago.
The triumphant return of Shudder To Think
| October 08, 2008
What's that smell?
There are booty-dancing cuts from the ’80s, white girls hitting body-lock poses, and a sign slung on the taps that reads “$2.50 Cans of Mystery Beer.”
Musk turns three at the Midway
| June 17, 2008
Bo Diddley was a gunslinger
Grab a stack of albums at random and scan the liner notes. Ten bucks says you’ll find the name “E. McDaniel” listed among the song credits on at least one of them.
| June 04, 2008
A whole new rush
You are obviously not a brilliant musician who appreciates the grand gifts that Rush displays.
| February 28, 2008
They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
| July 16, 2007
Critic Langdon Winner once wrote that anyone who attempts to listen to Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica has two obstacles to overcome: the music and the lyrics. Scott Walker, "Jesse" (RealPlayer)
The impenetrable pop of Scott Walker
| August 09, 2006
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