Bela Koe-Krompecher recalls love and death in musty Ohio basements in Love, Death & Photosynthesis while Jenny Mae’s What’s Wrong with Me? Singles and Unreleased Tracks provides the soundtrack. Carl F. Gauze reviews.
Love, Death, and Photosynthesis is Bela Koe-Krompecher’s memoir of addiction, friendship, mental illness, and the music scene of early ’90s Ohio.
Gospel Of Pestilence (Translation Loss). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Goat (Crucial Blast). Review by Matthew Moyer.
High Violet (4AD). Review by Jeff Schweers.
Fate to Fatal EP. Review by Shelton Hull.
One of America’s best live bands, Wilco , try not to overextend themselves as they work out the kinks on the first date of their current U.S. tour. Sean Slone caught the beginning of the long, hot trek in Cincinnati.
Bus flu and pesky amateur photogs can’t keep The Pretenders from rocking the Taft Theatre on their first extensive headlining tour since 2003. Sean Slone keeps tally.
Matthew Moyer has his eye on a nice, new pair of leather suspenders – and he’s gonna wear them while watching Return of the Living Dead boys.
Supersize It Under Pontius Pilate (Tokyo Rose Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
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