Halloween Live 1979-1981 (Freddie Steady Sound Recordings). Review by James Mann.
The Scientists have been conducting their Australian experiments in proto-punk for over four decades now, and it’s surprising that they’ve yet to publish in a peer-reviewed journal.
The Future Bites (Caroline International). Review by James Mann.
There’s no detail too small or scar too deep for Eels to pick up and examine in a wry musical light.
The extremely productive Messer Chups hails from St. Petersburg, Russia, and is currently going through some very heavy surf.
Katie Crutchfield, performing as Waxahatchee, has been slowly and steadily building her repertoire and now her talent is overflowing her banks.
The New Wrong Way. Review by Bob Pomeroy.
The World of Captain Beefheart (Knitting Factory Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Marriage (Deer Bear Wolf). Review by James Mann.
Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends) (Omnivore Recordings). Review by James Mann.
Shamen Noodles / Smell The Busk. Review by James Mann.
How do you attract a comedian’s attention? For singer/songwriter Terry Carleton, you write a song about him. In this case, the celebrity is Pee-wee Herman, who Carleton has been trying to court with the Fab Five-fueled single, “Good Morning, Mr. Breakfast.” Will Herman ever hear the track, or will The Playhouse Gang give it a thumbs down? Carleton speaks to Robert Sutton about his own “Big Adventure.”
Inklings (El deth). Review by Jeff Schweers.
No Ghost (Bella Union). Review by Jeff Schweers.
Together (Matador). Review by Sean Slone.
Is and Always Was (High Wire Music). Review by James Mann.
Stories, No Names. Review by Carl F Gauze.
The Hidden Names (Nine Mile Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
25 O’clock/ Psonic Psunspot (Ape UK). Review by James Mann.
Mini-LP (Bright Antenna). Review by Carl F Gauze.
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