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Ernie Paik

Otherworldly Hostility, Reverent Visions

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

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

Authenticity Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

If you saw a man like Bill Orcutt—a fellow in his early 50s with a graying beard and a beat-up acoustic guitar—take the stage, a fair guess might be that he’d play folk, blues or strummy singer/songwriter Americana. more »

Mar 26, 2015 10:16 AM Features

Post-punk Homage from Toronto, Heavy Psychedelia from LA

Progamm a bit too programmed, Wand stays nimble and twisty more »

Mar 18, 2015 4:31 PM Record Reviews

West African Cheap Keyboards, Japanese Harsh Noise

Hama mesmerizes, Merzbow maddens and riles more »

Mar 11, 2015 4:48 PM Record Reviews

Multi-armed Jazz-Rock, Stories About Food And Monsters

Hypercolor pushes and pulls, David Greenberger oddly endears more »

Mar 4, 2015 4:31 PM Record Reviews

Love Them or Hate Them—Just Don’t Shrug

The uncompromising, unclassifiable Chattanooga quartet Buffalo Princess has no interest in appealing to the lowest common denominator. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:57 PM Features 1 Comments

Irrepressible Pop-Rock, Peculiar Rhythms

The Bangles reloaded, Rick Weaver still writhing more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Record Reviews

Pure Energy Out of Prison, Wizardry Out of New York

Complex emotion from Zomba Prison, impressive ruckus from Zs more »

Feb 11, 2015 3:42 PM Record Reviews

Beat A Path To Thai Psychedelia, Samba Down To Old Brazil

Khun Narin hypnotizes, Miecio Askanasy and José Prates energize more »

Feb 4, 2015 5:02 PM Record Reviews

Nigerian Synth-Dance-Funk, Soundtrack Electronics

Finding William Onyeabor, jingling with Mark Robinson more »

Jan 29, 2015 9:50 AM Record Reviews

Saxophone Meets Qigong at BLT

The Brooklyn tenor saxophonist Travis Laplante, at the age of 32, has built up a reputation for his incredible technical ability and uncompromisingly bold creations, and his inspiration comes from ... more »

Jan 22, 2015 10:37 AM Features

Dark Mass of Psychedelia, Complex Sonic Stew

Al Lover zones out, Maurice Louca throws a studio party more »

Jan 15, 2015 9:32 AM Record Reviews

Classic Hobo Blues, Happy Chiseled Punk

The basics of Beefheart, Mary Timony wakes up more »

Jan 7, 2015 5:15 PM Record Reviews

Familiar Yet Strange, Spooky And Entrancing

Defever bleeds Thin Lizzy, Raghallaigh fiddles mighty fine more »

Dec 31, 2014 4:27 PM Record Reviews

Shoegazing Aural Syrup At Sluggo’s

Quick—name your favorite bands formed by artists. Maybe Talking Heads or Roxy Music come to mind, and on the local scene, your soon-to-be favorite just might be the new, up-and-coming group Swoon ... more »

Dec 24, 2014 11:25 AM Features

Unbearable Lightness of the Electronic Mind

Henry Plotnick loops, Gately / Tlaotlon smashes and contorts more »

Dec 17, 2014 5:42 PM Record Reviews

Walks Through Ruins, Saxophone Shape-Shifting

Grouper haunts softly, Battle Trance shatters more »

Dec 10, 2014 5:14 PM Record Reviews

Vibraphone Variations, Strummy Momentum

Nick Hennies journeys, Gold-Bears sparkles more »

Dec 4, 2014 10:53 AM Record Reviews

Artlessness: Love Story Times Two

Leaf Crown’s new country-rock album Artlessness was written in Chattanooga and recorded in Nashville for a woman in Australia. more »

Nov 26, 2014 5:05 PM Features

Otherworldly Sacred Vocals, Raucous Chugging Vibes

Darius Jones gets spacey, Outrageous Cherry noodles more »

Nov 20, 2014 10:08 AM Record Reviews

Kiwi Indie Rock, Brit Free Improv

Kilgour invigorates, Frith and Butcher nourish and perplex more »

Nov 13, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews