In author Pete Blecha’s new examination of the gnarled roots of Seattle rock music, he posits that it all started with the slurred words “Louie Louie.” Scott Adams obviously approves.
Greg Prato’s new oral history of Seattle music (or “grunge” to you and me, bucko) strikes the right balance between bratty humor and pathos, thinks Matthew Moyer. And was the bassist from Guns N’ Roses really in the Fastbacks? Read on,,,
Spade bit to the head of nude woman, in the bathtub. That’s all you really need to know on this creepy variant of “Clue.”
A Flower From Behind (Park the Van). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
Discrimination lasts longer than a mans lifetime in this black and white comedy.
Plus 1 Athens: Show Flyers from an Legendary Scene reproduces over 150 Athens, Georgia band flyers in a beautifully designed book.
Swingin’ instrumentals from King Curtis, Lazy Lester, Roy Buchanan and more from KMRD 96.9, Madrid New Mexico.
12 film box set of films from the legendary Hong Kong film studio, Shaw Brothers .
// (Self released). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
El Camino (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Nonesuch Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.
A look back at the early days of Los Angeles punk through the lens of photographer Melanie Nissen and her new book HARD + FAST.
A documentary on gun violence in urban America