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A triple bill of underground Goth, led by NYC’s Pawns, transforms Uncle Lou’s into a time machine. Jen Cray did not wear eye makeup, but she did wear a black shirt to the show.
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.
Kairos (Dead Oceans). Review by Matthew Moyer.
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.
Apocalyptic sci-fi, Busby Berkeley, and the proto-punk of the Screamers collide head-on in this reissue of Rene Daalder’s lo-fi, hilarious, and terribly sad musical. Is that a twelve-year old Beck making a cameo?
Local Anesthetic (Smooch Records). Review by Scott Adams.
Jen Cray finds herself at a Duran Duran concert in 2008, and missing the AquaNet smell of a zillion emotional teenaged girls.
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.
RJ Bowen knows that She Wants Revenge is a dish best served cold at the Club@Firestone in Orlando. Wait, that makes no sense whatsoever…
Kish Kash (XL / Astralwerks). Review by Stein Haukland.
A clothing line based on his tattoos. A new band. A new dedication for his instrument. Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx skips the past and talks about present projects and a future of cracking coconuts on the beach. Gail Worley digs up the dirt.
Cole (self-released). Review by Ben Varkentine.
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