• Rock Connections: The Complete Family Tree of Rock ‘n’ Roll

    Rock Connections: The Complete Family Tree of Rock ‘n’ Roll

    Bruno MacDonald aims for a paper wiki of rock history, showing the connections that casual fans might miss, in this interesting take on the history of rock ‘n’ roll.

  • Independence Days

    Independence Days

    The history of teeny, tiny labels that launched some really big bands. Before the out-crowd became the in-crowd.

  • Hello=Fire

    Hello=Fire

    Hello=Fire (Schnitzel Records). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Gary Numan

    Gary Numan

    British synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan hit the U.S. concert circuit this fall, much to the delight of hundreds of his most ardent Orlando followers, Chris Long among them.

  • Sparks: No. 1 Songs In Heaven

    Sparks: No. 1 Songs In Heaven

    Lucky for us and Cherry Red Books, Dave Thompson is a HUGE Sparks fan. Matthew Moyer calls Sparks: No. 1 Songs in Heaven his strongest piece of writing yet.

  • U2: Let Them Be

    U2: Let Them Be

    A two-DVD set featuring two documentaries about U2, one focusing on an analysis of the album Achtung Baby and the other on the band’s first two albums of the 2000s.

  • Miniature Tigers

    Miniature Tigers

    Miniature Tigers’ bold blending of indie pop with grandiose compositions makes them accessible enough for the casual listener, yet eclectic enough for seasoned critic, Jen Cray.

  • Blacklist

    Blacklist

    Too young to be fully cognizant of the more embarrassing excesses of Gothic music over the past twenty years, the young Turks of NYC’s own Blacklist are, perhaps unwittingly, the best hope of redeeming Goth-metal. Fresh from a European tour complete with horned hotel antics, Blacklist frontman and provocateur Josh Strawn told Ink 19 all about how he learned to stop worrying and love Motorhead and Scott Walker equally.

  • Michael Rother

    Michael Rother

    Fans of cutting-edge electronic music most likely have Michael Rother to thank. Rother was one of the prime movers in a German music scene, dubbed krautrock, that still sets the standard for exciting, weird, and groovy music. Ink 19 had the pleasure of chatting with Rother, who seems as comfortable with creating new music as he is with being a careful archivist of the music and legacy of his previous bands.

  • U2

    U2

    U2 packs the biggest rock show in history into The Spaceship and takes it on the road to touch the hearts of 75,000 fans in Tampa and outer space. Jen Cray laughs, she cries.

  • John Vanderslice

    John Vanderslice

    Romanian Names (Dead Oceans). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.

  • I, Doll

    I, Doll

    This collection of anecdotes and reveries of the infamous New York Dolls from their bassist, Arthur “Killer” Kane, has Carl F Gauze thinking better of getting the old band back together.

  • Polyamorous Affair

    Polyamorous Affair

    Bolshevik Disco (Manimal Vinyl). Review by Matthew Moyer.

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