- Music Reviews
- March 27, 2020
Local Honey (Lesser Known Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Take note, internet-broadcasting upstarts, the DVD reissues of Glenn O’Brien’s pioneering 1980s shambles of a talk show uncover a whole new level of transcendent slack. On this episode: Jeffrey Lee Pierce!
Words From The Front (Collectors’ Choice). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Matthew Moyer believes that this new Lydia Lunch DVD retrospective provides a fine primer for a life well-lived on the fringes of art and expression.
Three existential cubist detective stories, courtesy of Paul Aster, have Carl F Gauze nodding off like Sherlock Holmes “relaxing” (wink wink) after a tough case.
Vivian Girls (In The Red). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Alight of Night (Slumberland). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Even if you’re not a child of the ’70s, sweep the comic books off your coffee table — Matthew Moyer thinks you should make room for New York Dolls: The Photographs of Bob Gruen.
Vallis Ex Umbra De Mortuus (Paragon). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Shelton Hull refers to the feminist vision of the inimitable Lydia Lunch as “seminal” and lives to tell the tale.
Carl F Gauze catches a fleeting glimpse of Philippe Petit, the man who strung a wire between the towers of the World Trade Center and walked across it one morning.
Matt Parish looks into the eyes of soul at a recent Leon Russell show.
Broadway boasts a new scrappy underdog musical, but Julie Haverkate wonders if [title of show] merits all of the awesome Snakes on a Plane-like buzz.
Jack Dangers and his legendary Meat Beat Manifesto rock the Big Apple with an electronic feast of new and old material. Kiran Aditham digs in.
Rest (The Kora Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Dichotomies and Dreamland (Aloft Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Sanders’ Truckstop and Beer Cans On The Moon (Collectors’ Choice Music). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Scott Adams’ quarrel with this recently released DVD of the legendary Cro-Mags’ CBGBs reunion show is not that the band couldn’t bring the power one last time, but that the camera and sound quality were bootleg quality. That ain’t punk, punk.
Johnny Thunders’ last concert has been preserved for posterity in this new concert DVD. Then why does it look like a Barbara Walters special? Matthew Moyer explains.
Matthew Moyer is glad that Holly George-Warren and the other compilers of this coffeetable-riffic collection of punk photos fetishize image as much as he does.
P.I.N.S. (NDN Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.