This split 7″ should bear a subtext that reads “The Battle To See Who Can Out-Wimp Pop-Punk.” Who wins? A better question: who cares?
Bloom, Red & the Ordinary Girl (Yep Roc). Review by Tim Wardyn.
From Howlin’ Wolf to the Small Faces to Billy Bragg. One man has made the Hammond B-3 hoot and holler with all three — Steve Stav introduces us to the many faces of Ian McLagan.
Brian Heater discusses campfires and other people’s music with the enigmatic Matt Pond.
Portland, ho! Matthew Moyer finds the Zinester’s Guide to be a heartfelt, if somewhat flawed, love letter to stick in your jacket pocket the next time you visit “the city that works.”
f (Ojet). Review by Kurt Channing
Feature by Jake Renfro
Kevin Clash grows up with Sesame Street on his TV — and becomes its greatest character.
Invincible. Review by James Mann.
Tired of Tomorrow (Relapse Records). Review by Jen Cray.
May Terry ponders growing beyond riot-grrlism as the Corin Tucker Band plays The Mercury Lounge in New York City.
The Rhodes piano legacy can be traced all the way back to W.W.II, when Henry …
In Blood (Wabana). Review by Anton Wagner