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New Music From Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet, Palm

This writer has a healthy amount of skepticism for projects that meld non-western-world traditions with western-world aesthetics, so it’s refreshing—and relieving—to hear when well-intentioned musicians not only don’t embarrass themselves but ...



The new album Rust from the Johnson City, Tenn. one-man band Brother Fyodor (a.k.a. Dustin Gingrow, the guitarist of Secret Bleeders) is a dark smorgasbord of prickly shards, drawing lines between noise, no-wave and industrial music while ... more

Jan 10, 2018 11:27 AM Record Reviews

It only makes sense to pair these two artists—Andrea Pensado and id m theft able—who defy the underground realm classification of “one-person improvised noise/electronics band” by cultivating their own creative worlds, persistently combining ... more

Jan 3, 2018 11:52 AM Record Reviews

From the (real) hip-hop side of things, coming out of Knoxville is a thought provoking, positive minded, eclectic, and cognizant album What the Water Tells Me, from Good Guy Collective. The album is refreshing due to its unmatched individualized ... more

Dec 27, 2017 11:32 AM Record Reviews 2 Comments

On paper, there may be little common ground between ‘60s girl groups—acts such as The Ronettes, The Shirelles and the Shangri-Las—and contemporary underground D.I.Y. rock/pop acts, since girl groups made manufactured pop according to tried-and ... more

Dec 20, 2017 11:52 AM Record Reviews

The Michigan musical genius Warren Defever is best known for his almost absurdly diverse career as the sole consistent member of His Name Is Alive, which has offered its distinctive off-kilter spin wherever its mood lands—from ethereal gloom to ... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:59 PM Record Reviews

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