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The Mekons | Ancient & Modern
Considering that the Mekons have made almost 20 albums and have been around since CHiPS debuted on television (1977), they are keeping it pretty fresh.
| September 23, 2011
England in the mid-’80s, gray and depressed by Thatcherism and the Smiths, wasn’t a place folks typically dressed to the nines in ten-gallon hats, bolo ties, and Nudie shirts. But such were the sartorial choices made those days by the members of the Meko
In his paintings and music, Jon Langford resurrects and pays respect to a vanished American past
| April 09, 2010
Review: Talbot Tagora | Lessons in the Woods or a City
If you came up as a rail-thin indie kid in the '90s listening to aggressively confusing guitar rock and are now a bit fatter and wondering why nobody is ripping the fuck out anymore, then 1) I probably already know you, so hey, and 2) holy shit,
Hardly Art (2009)
| August 14, 2009
Celebration of sound
Despite living in a world that is seemingly rotating off its axis and just plain miserable, there are, believe it or not, many reasons to give thanks.
Kris Hansen’s Left Hand Band; plus, New Year’s Eve options
| December 26, 2007
Guest lists 2007
Phoenix and WFNX staffers submit their ten best albums of the year
| December 21, 2007
It’s the first year a long time where I truly felt like I didn’t listen to enough music.
Providence national pop + jazz picks: 2007 in review
| December 18, 2007
Revving it up
The Wrong Reasons have mustered a gallant comeback, and this time it’s for all the right reasons.
The Wrong Reasons tough it out; plus, Machines with Magnets
| September 04, 2007
Vision Creation Newsun was a fitting finale for the Japanese noise-rock band Boredoms.
Rediscovering the joys of Japan’s Boredoms
| June 25, 2007
There are echoes all across Gala Mill (ATP), the new album by the Australian band the Drones. The Drones, "I Don't Ever Want to Change" (mp3)
The Drones’ fatal shore
| January 09, 2007
Proud to be loud
So what would prompt a person to fly to Chicago for a long weekend only to stand around at a music festival whose headliners were on the level of the unpronounceable !!!, the Steve Albini/Bob Weston noise machine Shellac, and Arizona Giant Sand mates Cal
Inside Touch and Go’s indie empire
| September 20, 2006
Matador head and contrarian tastemaker Gerard Cosloy recently wrote: “No, post-punk does not actually exist.”
Digging for post-punk gold
| June 13, 2006
With a narrative arc that begins in the London dub dungeon of Public Image Limited and ends in the worldbeating semen storm of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the whole grand experiment of post-punk is tracked and given coherence.
Simon Reynolds rips into rock’s strangest era
| March 21, 2006
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