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Ben Frost warps genres, The Soundcarriers are minty fresh more »

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

The Carl W. Buechner quote “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel” was made about how people are disturbed, not by things, but by the feelings triggered by those things. more »

Sep 28, 2016 1:29 PM Record Reviews

When someone gets you in a headlock, that person is probably either a total stranger—and in that case, you might be being mugged—or is very close to you, like an older brother. (Or, you and that person are ... more »

Sep 21, 2016 11:59 AM Features

It’s not so common to encounter a long song that, after it’s done playing, makes the listener think, “I wish that track was twice as long.” That’s the case with the new, second album (not counting self-released cassettes) ... more »

Sep 7, 2016 1:01 PM Record Reviews

After being acquainted as performers in Kid Millions’ percussion juggernaut Man Forever, guitarist Peter Aaron—best known as the front man of the raw punk-blues band Chrome Cranks—and drummer Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs discovered ... more »

Aug 31, 2016 12:43 PM Record Reviews

Marshall Allen—best known as the band-leader and reedist of the Sun Ra Arkestra—is one of those performers who makes an indelible impression on people. This writer has a vivid memory from 2006—confirmed by ... more »

Aug 24, 2016 2:38 PM Features

A person might see the FedEx logo numerous times over years before realizing the brilliance of its design, which features a hidden-in-plain-sight arrow symbol in the logo’s negative space. Similarly, space isn’t merely an absence in the ... more »

Aug 17, 2016 1:05 PM Cover Story

The “law of the instrument” offers the observation that “if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” for those who favor a certain tool or method over others because it is familiar. In the case of artist and educator Katie Hargrave ... more »

Aug 17, 2016 1:05 PM Cover Story

Funhausen tackles classic punk, Horse Lords channel minimal rhythms more »

Aug 10, 2016 11:46 AM Record Reviews

Fumaça Preta expand on their sound, Pylon dives into rock-n-roll glory more »

Aug 3, 2016 11:15 AM Record Reviews

The enigmatic musician and artist Ben Bennett has a mind-bogglingly wide variety of fascinating work that covers both poles of extremes. As a percussionist, his improvised performances are wild ... more »

Jul 28, 2016 10:41 AM Features

The Heliocentrics mix Afrobeat and Ethio-Jazz, NAD just has some fun more »

Jul 20, 2016 11:24 AM Record Reviews

Cellular Chaos brings real thrills to the speakers, Venezuela 70 finds their synthesizer roots more »

Jul 13, 2016 10:07 AM Record Reviews

Deerhoof learns not to overthink, Fear of Men cross pop and punk more »

Jul 6, 2016 11:39 AM Record Reviews

Open mic nights can generate a wide range of reactions, from eagerness to be the first to hear a brilliant, undiscovered talent or, “Oh no, it’s open mic night? I just want to eat my burger in peace.” Then there’s the showcase ... more »

Jun 29, 2016 11:11 AM Features

Authenticity is overrated. Consider the modern songwriter externally compelled to draw from personal stories and experiences, conveying an unspoken false purity through the sole use of acoustic ... more »

Jun 22, 2016 11:49 AM Features

Greenberger gathers stories of the aged, Aaron & Brochu get unsettled more »

Jun 15, 2016 11:55 AM Record Reviews

Cloudland Canyon abstraction, Family Atlantica joining continents more »

Jun 8, 2016 12:35 PM Record Reviews

Harry Taussig gets on picking, Ghali & Akrouni team up in Tuareg more »

Jun 1, 2016 11:59 AM Record Reviews

The members of the Chattanooga quartet Lacing have previously covered diverse genres such as metalcore, pop-rock, instrumental hip-hop, hard rock, noise and ambient music, but they all converged ... more »

May 25, 2016 2:17 PM Features

Form A Log and Moth Cock team up on one album, while Jameszoo gets his minimalist jazz working more »

May 18, 2016 11:09 AM Record Reviews