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Concert Review: Bonobo

Concert Review: Bonobo

Derek Staples July 17, 2014 0

(Photos: Tobias Schrenk) Simon Green (aka Bonobo) has created a niche for himself over the last 15 years. Like Thievery Corporation, he morphed what was originally a club experience into a massive, full-stage downtempo

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Mike Cooper: Trout Steel/Places I Know/The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper

Mike Cooper: Trout Steel/Places I Know/The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper

Jacob Adams July 16, 2014 0

A Wikipedia search for the name “Mike Cooper” turns up entries on a Canadian politician, a rugby player and a British photographer, but none on the neglected avant-folk musician who made some killer albums

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Oren Ambarchi, Keiji Haino and Jim O’Rourke: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen

Oren Ambarchi, Keiji Haino and Jim O’Rourke: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen

Jake Cole July 16, 2014 0

It’s hard to pass off a trio of experimental musicians as a supergroup. Not only is broader recognition of stand-out performers too low to justify the term, the natural inclination toward collaboration in underground

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Holy Hell! Superunknown turns 20

Holy Hell! Superunknown turns 20

Nathan Stevens July 16, 2014 0

I was born into the post-grunge world. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” had knocked glam metal into oblivion before my parents had even thought about kids, so my early introduction to alternative rock mainly consisted

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James: La Petite Mort

James: La Petite Mort

Michael Merline July 15, 2014 0

As its title implies, La Petite Mort is a reaction to death (and doesn’t shy away from sex); the death of vocalist Tim Booth’s mother, the death of his best friend, Booth’s well-known childhood

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Concert Review: Fucked Up

Concert Review: Fucked Up

Derek Staples July 15, 2014 0

(Photos: Alex Rudisill) Let me start off by admitting it has been over a decade since I last moshed. Once I surpassed the age of 18 or so, the notion of deliberately paying for

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Craft Spells: Nausea

Craft Spells: Nausea

Kevin Korber July 15, 2014 0

Since Justin Vallesteros began working under the name Craft Spells a few years ago, his work has been characterized by both its beauty and its insignificance. His early output had charm, and his take

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Revisit: Wilco: A Ghost Is Born

Revisit: Wilco: A Ghost Is Born

Rob Rubsam July 14, 2014 0

Critics often associate experimentation with expansion, a willingness to try just about anything. What strikes me about A Ghost Is Born, Wilco’s last great album and certainly my favorite, is how limited it sounds,

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Sia: 1000 Forms of Fear

Sia: 1000 Forms of Fear

Jester Jay Goldman July 14, 2014 0

Let me tell you a story about a girl who missed her first shot at pop stardom. Although her debut release was poorly received, she eventually found some success as a singer, but it

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Bloody Hammers: Under Satan’s Sun

Bloody Hammers: Under Satan’s Sun

David Maine July 14, 2014 0

Bloody Hammers are a bloody good four-piece out of North Carolina whose gritty, stoner-influenced brand of grunge-metal plays with some of the same B-movie schlock elements as, say, Rob Zombie, but with smoother grooves

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