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Mike Watt: Hyphenated-Man

Marcus David March 16, 2011 0

Mike Watt Hyphenated-Man Rating: 3.3/5.0 Label: Clenched Wrench Forget the Clash. Once upon a time, there was only band that really mattered to a certain subsection of punk enthusiasts, and that band was the

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East River Pipe: We Live in Rented Rooms

East River Pipe: We Live in Rented Rooms

Marcus David March 2, 2011 0

East River Pipe We Live in Rented Rooms Rating: 4.0/5.0 Label: Merge Fred Cornog, aka East River Pipe, has never been one to dwell on the sunny side of life. For nearly 20 years

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Earth: Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1

Marcus David February 28, 2011 0

Earth Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 Rating: 2.9/5.0 Label: Southern Lord Records It’s a minor miracle that it’s 2011 and Earth is still making music. Of all the bands to rise from

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Michael Chapman: Trainsong: Guitar Compositions, 1967-2010

Marcus David February 10, 2011 0

Michael Chapman Trainsong: Guitar Compositions, 1967-2010 Rating: 3.8/5.0 Label: Tompkins Square Maybe you remember Michael Chapman as the artist responsible for 1970’s pseudo-cult favorite Fully Qualified Survivor. Maybe you remember him as the link

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Film Dunce: Monty Python’s Life of Brian

Marcus David February 1, 2011 0

Film Dunce is a weekly series in which one of our writers finally succumbs to the lure of a movie that has long been a big part of our culture that they have never

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The Decemberists: The King is Dead

Marcus David January 17, 2011 0

The Decemberists The King is Dead Rating: 4.8/5.0 Label: Capitol Records Every year around this time, an album or two pops up that prophetic music junkies insist will be the yardstick that the rest

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Michael Jackson: Michael

Marcus David January 9, 2011 0

Michael Jackson Michael Rating: 1.5/5.0 Label: Epic Records In the end, there’s only the music. Eventually, the polarized public opinions of Michael Jackson the person will begin to fade, and the man’s records might

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Film Dunce: Reservoir Dogs

Marcus David November 23, 2010 0

Film Dunce is a weekly series in which one of our writers finally succumbs to the lure of a movie that has long been a big part of our culture that they have never

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Faun Fables: Light of a Vaster Dark

Marcus David November 15, 2010 0

Faun Fables Light of a Vaster Dark Rating: 4.1/5.0 Label: Drag City Nighttime is falling on the year in music. Like it or not, ’tis nearly the season for the inevitable onslaught of holiday

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Maserati: Pyramid of the Sun

Maserati: Pyramid of the Sun

Marcus David November 8, 2010 0

Maserati Pyramid of the Sun Rating: 3.3/5.0 Label: Temporary Residence There’s a hell of a lot to marvel at within Pyramid of the Sun, just as there’s always been with Athens-based instrumentalists Maserati. There

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