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Many rock albums feature an opening salvo—a burst of figurative gun shots, in the form of several high-energy songs, often the album’s best songs, to start things off and grab the listener’s attention. When it comes to Lightning Bolt’s new album ... Read more

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Disco Demolition Night, 40 years ago, was the symbolic peak of the “Disco sucks!” sentiment, where attendees at a baseball doubleheader received discounted admission for bringing in a disco record, to be exploded during a between-game ceremony. Read more

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Do you think you might be a stick in the mud? Do you hate fun? Well, this writer has a litmus test for you—give a listen to Run Around the Sun, the second album from the Glasgow, Scotland duo Sacred Paws, which is also one of the most flat-out ... Read more

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After launching last fall with the release of Telemonster’s album Introspecter, Chattanooga’s Yellow Racket Records has maintained its creative momentum with two digital singles. First comes the lush strum-pop of “Half the Day” from El Rocko ... Read more

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Underground rock/punk/hardcore fans will recognize the rhythm section of the instrumental Washington, D.C. trio The Messthetics—drummer Brendan Canty and bassist Joe Lally—as that of the legendary D.I.Y. band Fugazi; however, out in front, in the ... Read more

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The career of the Colorado-based group Biota has many extraordinary moments that are compelling, dense, and strange, while bearing a certain sonic lush elegance, even when things get muddled and complicated. Using acoustic source material and ... Read more

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Hamish Kilgour is perhaps best known as the drummer of the frequently brilliant New Zealand band The Clean (newcomers can start with the generous Anthology), founded more than 40 years ago with his brother David Kilgour; he often supplied his ... Read more

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“What’s the difference of wrong or right when everything’s disappearing? I’ve never laughed or never cried/When it comes time for me to die, I die/What’s the difference?” These are questions asked on the track “What’s the Difference” from the new ... Read more

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It’s hard to believe that the 1979 rock musical comedy Rock ‘n’ Roll High School—the beloved film about teen rebellion and an obsession with punk rock (and pizza)—might have starred Cheap Trick or Devo instead of the Ramones, or might actually ... Read more

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This writer remembers when the west African guitarist Bombino made an album in 2013 with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, and he thought, “Well okay, I guess Tuareg guitar rock has officially arrived.” But in retrospect, this is a problematic ... Read more

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Much has been said about the struggle of working mothers to achieve a good work-life balance, with some wondering if women truly can “have it all”, but when it comes to Chattanooga rapper BbyMutha (real name: Brittnee Moore), a mother of two ... Read more

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Lately, this writer’s two most frequently uttered phrases are, delivered with wildly varying degrees of sincerity depending on the situation, “Everything’s going to be okay,” and “We’re doomed.” In line with the latter sentiment is the new album ... Read more

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While most musicians measure time with beats, for the duo of Phil Todd—known as the main force behind the prolific Ashtray Navigations—and Anla Courtis (known as a member of Reynols), their complicated, collaborative drones have their own subtle ... Read more

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“You’re like an art rock band, but you’re not pretentious. You guys are fun!” That description of the group Kreamy ‘Lectric Santa (KLS) came from Chris Cottie (from the Florida band The Eat), and it’s as concise and spot-on a description as one ... Read more

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It took several weeks for this writer to realize why, initially, the debut EP from Chicago, Illinois vocalist and songwriter Johari Noelle stood out to him, among the vast sea of literally hundreds of new releases he wades through every year. Read more

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“I’m a very famous drummer”—that introduction from Miguel Tomasin, who met music teachers Roberto Conlazo and Anla Courtis at a music school in 1993, led to the formation of the Argentinian band Reynols; Tomasin will also say that Reynols doesn’t ... Read more

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Listening to the new four-song EP En Garde from the Seattle indie-pop quartet Flying Fish Cove, which arrived just two months after the release of the group’s full-length At Moonset, this writer can’t help but be reminded of Steve Buscemi’s brief ... Read more

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In Chattanooga’s extended punk family, scenes and cities in states across the nation, from Florida to Ohio to California, could practically be considered siblings, and Bloomington, Indiana is home to several Chattanooga allies including Let’s ... Read more

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The Swedish group Sambassadeur—which takes its name from the Brazilian-influenced Serge Gainsbourg song “Les Sambassadeurs”—went from playing above-average indie-pop to creating some absolutely sublime and majestic pop songs on its third album ... Read more

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The itinerant couple of itta (from South Korea) and Marqido (from Japan) comprises the group TENGGER, formerly known as “10” and since renamed after their son RAAI was born; when pronounced, the new band name means “sky” in Mongolian and “sea” in ... Read more

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

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