Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have yet to push the bounds of their bluesy garage rock to the highs that they seem capable of, but this didn’t stop Jen Cray from drinking herself into a stupor and enjoying the dirty rock.
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Know By Heart (Tiger Style/Southern). Review by Nathan T. Birk.
Observatory EP (King Crab) and Magnet Mountain (Western). Review by Werner Lorre.
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In Terminus, GA 1997 (Bullsitter/Ichiban). Review by Ian Koss
If you thought Raymond Chandler was hard-boiled, you’re in for quite a shock from the gritty reality of Matthew Stokoe’s gripping new book, High Life. Ian Koss needed a shower after writing this review.
The Death of Your Perfect World (Victory). Review by Matthew Moyer
Who Dares Wins (Earache). Review by Nathan T. Birk
Eddie is a Punk: The Courtship of Eddie 1970-1997 (Taang!). Review by David Lee Beowülf
Jeff Daniels‘ newest piece, a musical comedy western, is less about making people laugh and more about showcasing his tuneful songs. Julie Haverkate wonders how a play about a guitar-slinging cowboy could go so wrong.