- Music Reviews
- July 5, 2022
Beja Power! Electric Soul and Brass from Sudan’s Red Sea Coast (Ostinato Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
With a razor-sharp memory and conversational writing style, L.A. punk pioneer Alice Bag recounts her musical obsession.
Akashic Press expands, redesigns, and re-releases Mark Anderson and Mark Jenkins’s invaluable DIY learning tool, Dance of Days. Even better, it’s just as energizing as the first read. What were YOU up to at age 16?
Scott Adams finds this compelling history of Merge Records, the underdog label that beat the odds and succeeded, to be insanely readable.
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,,,
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?