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2014 Year End

2014 Year End

New American Jobs- Carne Levare (Savage Quality) Elisa Ambrogio- The Immoralist (DC) Bitchin Bajas- Bitchin Bajas (DC) Burnt Skull- Sewer Birth (12XU) Cheater Slicks- Live Vol. 3 (CDR) Dark Matter- Dark Matter (Siltbreeze) Deaf Wish- St. Vincent’s (Sub Pop) David Kilgour and the Heavy 8’s- End Times Undone (Merge) Life Without Buildings- Any Other City... [ Read More → ]
The Creative Works of Chris Knox 1965-2014 an Interview

The Creative Works of Chris Knox 1965-2014 an Interview

Stumbled upon a treasure trove an amazing body of work pulled together– just shy of 50 years worth, actually– by the musician, painter, video artist, comic artist, filmmaker, all around creative, and KIWI icon, Chris Knox. Astonishingly, there has not yet been a monograph of Chris’ visual artwork– appropriately contextualizing it through the years.  There’s... [ Read More → ]
Simon Grigg Shines Light on AK79

Simon Grigg Shines Light on AK79

Designed by Terence Hogan using an image of The Terrorways’ Dean Martelli, the front cover of AK79 has become one of the best known images of New Zealand rock and roll over the years The defining release of the thriving Auckland punk scene of the late 70s, AK79, compiled by Auckland broadcasters Bryan Staff and John... [ Read More → ]
KKKYLIE + KKKenneth

KKKYLIE + KKKenneth

Hey, she's stroking that car like it's a dick! OMG she has a feather duster, HOW HOT. Is it a car commercial? A commercial for some new type of sexy energy drink for automatons that makes you work out to achieve this level of 'greatness?' [ Read More → ]
2013 in the Rear (View)

2013 in the Rear (View)

  If you are going to read this, you should probably play the most appropriate song to read a ‘year end’ list to whilst perusing. Reissues Peter Gutteridge- PURE (540 Records) Near Paris- S/T (Medical Records) Sandra Plays Electronics- Her Needs 7″ Minimal Wave Scorched Earth Policy- Going Thru a Hole in the Back of Your Head (Siltbreeze)... [ Read More → ]
Nocturnal Digressions: Musings on Peter Laughner

Nocturnal Digressions: Musings on Peter Laughner

Been on a pretty serious Peter Laughner kick in the store lately. After a bootleg CD emerged at the store recently called Nocturnal Digressions, that no one seemed to know where it came from, I have not been able to stop listening to it over and over again. Each listen provides further insight and appreciation... [ Read More → ]
New SEX TIDE Video for 'Laudanum'

New SEX TIDE Video for ‘Laudanum’

Sex Tide’s first full length LP ‘Flash Fuck’ was recently released via A Wicked Company, a New York-based label that rose from the ashes of beloved 90s cadaver Vertical Records. A trio from Columbus, OH the video was shot in the dungeonous basement of a now decade-old building ‘downtown’ that is known for its constant... [ Read More → ]
Xway Vision

Xway Vision

  In honor of our forthcoming Sandra Bell reissue (out this October), take a look at this sickkk video compilation of Xpressway artists from 1992. Originally released as a VHS tape, and then later co-released in the states, this thang has been so out of print, it’s not even funny! A certain someone *cough, COUGH*... [ Read More → ]
2012 Year End List

2012 Year End List

  It’s that time of the year again. As always, I do not believe in hierarchies, so these are in no particular order. New Street Chant- Frail Girls/ Salad Daze 7” (Arch Hill) Lazy- Party City 7” (Moniker) Ruined Fortune Bulls Eye 7” (RIP Society) Sic Alps/ Freekapus New Trawgs III b/w Here Today Here... [ Read More → ]
Jennifer Herrema Participating in New Museum Store's Artist Residency December 5-7, 2012

Jennifer Herrema Participating in New Museum Store’s Artist Residency December 5-7, 2012

Musician, fashion designer, model, stylist and overall creative force-to-be-reckoned with, Royal Trux and Black Bananas‘ frontwoman Jennifer Herrema will participate in an Artist Residency at the New Museum Store in New York next week. The New Museum Store presents “She’s Crafty,” featuring a spectrum of projects by inventive women tasked with transforming the Store’s window... [ Read More → ]
Autonomy and Deliberation: New Film Starring the UV Race

Autonomy and Deliberation: New Film Starring the UV Race

AUTONOMY AND DELIBERATION Official Trailer from Johann Rashid on Vimeo. [ Read More → ]
C'est Normal?

C’est Normal?

      Can we talk about this video for a quick second? I mean what the FUCK is going on here, exactly? A better version is here, but it has some lame intro which kills the delivery. [ Read More → ]
The Club is Open at The Library is On Fire

The Club is Open at The Library is On Fire

Earlier this week, Brooklyn Vegan posted a story on the melange of happenings in the world of Bob Pollard. Calling him a “multi-media hit-making machine” the post focused on his new solo record and tour dates, and also discussed his visual art practice, which mainly consists of collage. Bob’s zine, EAT Magazine illustrates these collage... [ Read More → ]
New NZ Comp Bulletholes 4: Exploring the Unknown

New NZ Comp Bulletholes 4: Exploring the Unknown

Auckland’s Powertool Records, the same label to thank for releasing new works by Sandra Bell, The Puddle, Robert Scott, Bill Direen, ( I could go on)  and generally speaking– the label that actively releases a diverse range of ex-Corpus Hermeticum, Xpressway, and Flying Nun artist’s material;  has a new compilation out called Bulletholes 4: Exploring... [ Read More → ]
From Tony Caro & John to Forever and Ever: An Interview with Tony Doré

From Tony Caro & John to Forever and Ever: An Interview with Tony Doré

By Rob Hatch Miller On the occasion of the forthcoming reissue of  Blue Clouds, here is a recently unearthed interview with TC+J’s Tony Doré, as interviewed by Rob Hatch-Miller. Primitive drum machines, early EMS Synth and lo-tech –but well thought out– four track production make this collection of unreleased (minimal psych?) gems one of my... [ Read More → ]
HOLY BALM...(holy shit!)

HOLY BALM…(holy shit!)

  Holy Balm is Anna John, Emma Ramsay and Yoni Hochman. I was stoked to read on their Tumblr that they will be coming to the states this fall. Their live sets sound and look super fun. CTI meets Wax Trax vibes renders their post-house post-synth party jam haze. Holy Balm was initially put out... [ Read More → ]
A Different Kind of Bats

A Different Kind of Bats

To those who wake up every morning to well worn copies of the Raspberries' "Go All the Way," this one's for you [ Read More → ]
Times New Old Friendship Video

Times New Old Friendship Video

New Video for an old song, with re-purposed footage [ Read More → ]
US Premiere of 2 New Street Chant Vids, 7" Pre-Order + Interview

US Premiere of 2 New Street Chant Vids, 7″ Pre-Order + Interview

I can’t say enough how great Street Chant are– as a band, as people, as artists. I, for one have been waiting for these two songs to be released since hearing them live months ago. And now these two videos (comprising a double A-side 7″ available via Arch Hill soon) enhance the potency of the... [ Read More → ]
Straight to Video: Ohio Music Video Comp #1: Columbus

Straight to Video: Ohio Music Video Comp #1: Columbus

Straight to Video: Ohio Music Video Comp #1: Columbus 4/18/2012 @ Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn 8PM A screening program of live performance footage, music videos, and cable access appearances with bands from the underground music scene in Columbus, Ohio. Featuring bands/artists such as: V̶-̶3̶, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, True Believers, Mike Rep+the Quotas, J̶i̶m̶ ̶S̶h̶e̶p̶a̶r̶d̶, Tommy... [ Read More → ]
ESAD Production's History of Bloomington Music

ESAD Production’s History of Bloomington Music

    Somewhere between video diary and music nerd tribute jerked on video–like Bill Nye, but cool– this gem of a CATV special maps out and documents the somewhat subjective, vastly complicated network of musicians and bands in the Bloomington Music Scene from 1977 through 1993.  ESAD Production’s History of Bloomington Music was hosted, taped,... [ Read More → ]
NZ's Real Groovy Records will release a Toy Love: Live at the Gluepot 2XLP for Record Store Day

NZ’s Real Groovy Records will release a Toy Love: Live at the Gluepot 2XLP for Record Store Day

Epic Auckland record store Real Groovy Records announced they will be releasing a double LP by NZ favorites, Toy Love in honor of Record Store Day 2012. The recording captures the band’s legendary –and one of last live sets at the famous Gluepot in Auckland, September 12, 1980. Transferred and prepared for vinyl mastering  from... [ Read More → ]
Bruce Russell on 'Time To Go-The Southern Psychedelic Moment: 1981-86'

Bruce Russell on ‘Time To Go-The Southern Psychedelic Moment: 1981-86′

Really can’t say how stoked I was to stumble 15 minutes late into work today, coffee spilt, phone forgot in bed, and log onto the interwebs to find that Bruce Russell contributed the following piece to Volcanic Tongue on the genesis of the NZ Underground on the occasion of the latest FN comp he organized.... [ Read More → ]
Throwing Up: Big Love Tour

Throwing Up: Big Love Tour

Beloved Brits Throwing Up are coming back to the States to play some shows. In NYC, it is a rare treat to see the London-based three piece rip it up live, but I can say that I was blown away after seeing them play at Bruar Falls with Blood Orange a year ago. Tantrums, riffs,... [ Read More → ]
Carter Tutti Void premiere video

Carter Tutti Void premiere video

Transverse, the exclusive collaboration project between Factory Floor’s Nik Void and Chris and Cosey will be out on Mute Records March 27, 2012. Earlier post on Transverse here. Transverse is an experimental collaboration between Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti (TG) and Nik Void (Factory Floor) created especially for the Mute festival at the Roundhouse in... [ Read More → ]
TNV touring with The Clean

TNV touring with The Clean

The Clean begin their first American tour in over two years on May 30th at The Echo in LA and continue eastward, finishing up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on June 8th. Times New Viking will be along for approximately 71% of the dates.  I heard the infoz on the phone a few weeks ago–... [ Read More → ]
Screaming Urge in the New Age

Screaming Urge in the New Age

On the occasion of Sing-Sing Records’ reissue of Screaming Urge’s 1980 “Homework” single earlier this year, I touched base with Myke Rock and Michael Ravage about the Screaming Urge days and the beginnings of Columbus Punk. Since I spent a decent chunk of my 20’s in the Columbus music scene, I wanted to hear their... [ Read More → ]
Velvet Underground: Under Review and Recently Released Super 8 films

Velvet Underground: Under Review and Recently Released Super 8 films

  The Velvet Underground Under Review is a documentary reviewing the influential collective, a band that Lester Bangs claims started modern music. It features performances as well as “obscure footage,” interviews and photographs of and with Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, Sterling Morrison and John Cale. I keep falling asleep watching it, personally–but maybe someone out... [ Read More → ]
Fugazi: Instrument

Fugazi: Instrument

Someone recently recommended I revisit Jem Cohen’s documentary on FugaziInstrument. Released by Dischord Records on VHS in 1999, the film documents the band, its followers and also traces Cohen’s personal relationship with Ian MacKaye back to the 1970s DC, where the two met in high school. Shot between 1987 through 1998 on super 8, 16mm... [ Read More → ]
TV Party Documentary

TV Party Documentary

In true democratic spirit of cable access TV and DIY ethics so associated with the revolutionary NYC show TV Party, some excellent person has shared the recent documentary of the show on Youtube. Much has been written on the now iconic show, so we’ll leave that at bay for now–but check this well-executed documentary out!... [ Read More → ]