In the news today: Osees, Death Cab For Cutie, Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, Riot Fest, The Cure, The Mars Volta, The Postal Service, Turnstile, The Sisters of Mercy, Andy Rourke, The Smiths, Rivers Cuomo, Weezer, Knower, Patti Smith, Pavement, The Walkmen, The National
Geiger Counter (One Little Indian). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
“Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration” (Potato Family Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Unwilling Participant. Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Playing Favorites (Omnivore Recordings). Review by Michelle Wilson.
Somewhere Else (Bloodshot Records). Review by James Mann.
May Terry heads to Prospect Park for a musical speed date with Wild Flag that leaves the taste of six degrees of Riot Grrl in her mouth.
Banga (Columbia). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Puscifer is Maynard James Keenan’s bridge between the industrial, the electro, and the Arizona desert. Jen Cray tries to make sense of it all, gives up, and just relaxes into the strange psychedelia of their performance.
Matthew Moyer thinks Dave Thompson’s Patti Smith bio just might tide you over until Smith delivers on the promised second volume of her memoir.
Guitar-slinging, torch-singing sensation Anna Calvi has been lighting up the Western Hemisphere this year in support of a stunning debut album. Steve Stav was lucky enough to witness her act firsthand, and came to his senses long enough to file this report.
Turning Point. Review by Robert Sutton.
Kicking off Ink 19’s new series, Labels We Love, S D Green talks to ZE Records co-founder Michel Esteban about defining a sound and establishing a label during New York’s 1970s creative zeitgeist, and the resurrection of the label that was once home to Lydia Lunch, Suicide, and Kid Creole & the Coconuts.
Juliette Lewis jettisons the Licks for a new bid at solo stardom. Jen Cray sees how she handles the spotlight all to herself.
Gavin Rossdale may be a musical shapeshifter (Bush, Institute, solo), but he never fails to entertain a crowd. At his recent Orlando show, Jen Cray was bowled over by Mr. Gwen Stefani, and swept away completely by opening band Nico Vega.
Merrill Garbus’s enigmatic musical experiments are released under the odd moniker tUnE-yArDs. Ink 19 caught up with tUnE-yArDs to dish on her new album, BiRd BrAiNs, out now on vinyl.
The Mountain (Fat Possum). Review by Jen Cray.
Following up his not-so-kid-friendly Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book and Gangsta Rap Coloring Book, Aye Jay is back with another fun-filled edition for all you punkers out there. So what did Tim Wardyn think of the Punk Rock Fun Time Activity Book? F—-n’ brilliant!
Words From The Front (Collectors’ Choice). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Creedence Clearwater Revival - 40th Anniversary Edition (Fantasy). Review by Carl F Gauze.
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