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- December 11, 2019
A love of gospel music gave Art Rupe his start in the music business. It lead to Specialty Records and his cast of Hall of Famers.
Krescent 4 (self-released). Review by Gail Worley.
Face The Music (BPM). Review by Bill Campbell.
Colorful You (Naked / Astralwerks). Review by Bill Campbell.
Is DIY dead? No, it’s just a bit more convoluted. In Label Launch, Veronika Kalmar attempts to demystify the process of putting out your own record. Rob Walsh has a look.
Various Artists (Hed Kandi). Review by Bill Campbell.
Golden State (Atlantic). Review by Hal Horowitz.
The newly-translated version of W.G. Sebald’s prose poem After Nature helps Terry Eagan understand the roots of the novelist’s themes.
Anatomy of a Life Possessed is Maria Ferrara Pema’s allegedly true story of being possessed by the ailing spirit of an ill man. James Mann asks, "bullshit…or not?"
Gran Riserva (Couch / Six Degrees). Review by Bettie Lou Vegas.
Daniel Mitchell fights back the tears to speak with Rich from the now defunct, yet legendary Twelve Hour Turn.
Bill Campbell talks to Ely Guerra about women, their new role in Mexican music, and shaving her hair down to the roots.
The Dope King (Crack Nation). Review by Bill Campbell.
Louise Welsh’s psychological thriller, The Cutting Room has received a boatload of praise. Stein Haukland checks out the debut novel, and lets you know whether it’s up to snuff.
The Californian (Polyvinyl). Review by Dan Stapleton.
Internet Dating Super Studs (Kung Fu). Review by Stein Haukland.
Here Comes Winter (Manifesto). Review by Ian Koss.
Frontline 1993-97: Rareities & Remixes (Nation / Beggars Banquet). Review by Bill Campbell.
Joel Dorn has "been there, done that" in jazz for over 40 years. Ben Varkentine finds out about Fathead, Les McCann and… Michael Jackson?
We Are Science (Mantra). Review by Ben Varkentine.
Cartouche (Stereo Deluxe). Review by Bill Campbell.