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Riot Fest East – 2011

Riot Fest East – 2011

“I’m not too old for this shit.” I have to keep telling myself that or I will find myself turned into the haggard, bitter, disconnected white man burden who always stood between youth and nihilism, glory and disorder, hope and the iron hand of the man always trying to keep...

By Charles
Freeball Friday! – Conrad Murray Edition

Freeball Friday! – Conrad Murray Edition

Ty Segall – “Goodbye Bread” So first off, kind NSFW’ish? I haven’t made up my mind. I think you could play this video at normal hours on cable tv, so I’m gonna say it’s ok. Anyway, this video kind of perfectly captures how I feel today; slow, partied out and...

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Cold War Kids – South Side Music Hall – Dallas

Cold War Kids – South Side Music Hall – Dallas

Pictures: Sean Berry Photography Words: Cody Giles Amongst the shimmering chaos of the lights bouncing off the thousands of mirrors on the disco ball was the methodically arranged sound of Cold War Kids. The crowd of 600 or so at the South Side Music Hall inside the Gilley’s Dallas Music...

By Sean Berry
Streaming: New DJ Shadow Album – “The Less You Know, The Better” Out 10/4 on NPR

Streaming: New DJ Shadow Album – “The Less You Know, The Better” Out 10/4 on NPR

You can now hear the full DJ Shadow album The Less You Know, The Better. Out next week, 10/4 (on Verve), now streaming on NPR:...

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Tin Ear Tuesday – Sleepless Slight Serene

Tin Ear Tuesday – Sleepless Slight Serene

So, it’s not that I’m hungover so much as I’m worn and teared. That Riot Fest thing was a punk rock mecca that was hot, glorious, and deafening so I am fucking exhausted. I need something nice. I need something mellow. Something different from what Tin Ear’s done recently. Shit,...

By Charles
The Stepkids – The Stepkids (S/T)

The Stepkids – The Stepkids (S/T)

It has been awhile since I could properly trip out to electric funk and multicolored energy waves. The Stepkids could have just been another indie band to have come and then disappear into obscurity. The band’s recent and steady climb into the spotlight included tours with Mates Of State with...

By Kaptain Carbon
The Jesus Lizard – Club

The Jesus Lizard – Club

I should warn you, before you engender to play The Jesus Lizard’s new live DVD/double LP Club, that by the time you get to “Monkey Trick” you will have found a way alienate half the people you’ve ever loved and totally fucking destroyed pretty much everything you own. You’ll definitely...

By Charles
Tin Ear Tuesday – Riot Fest East Edition

Tin Ear Tuesday – Riot Fest East Edition

Oh, dude. OH DUDE! RIOT FEST IS COMING! PHILLY! SATURDAY! YEAH! And me and my friends are hitching a lift (well, taking the train since no one picks up dudes in their 30s these days without a spare case of bear spray in the dash) because, though there’s much about...

By Charles
Preview: “Eddy Current Suppression Ring” – So Many Things (Rarities Comp)

Preview: “Eddy Current Suppression Ring” – So Many Things (Rarities Comp)

Source: exclaim.ca Starting around 2003 “Eddy Current Suppression Ring” has released at least eight 7” Singles and Splits. Most of them are now impossible to find, or commanded an obscene price for a band who is identified with no-frills, no gimmicks post punk culture. On November 22nd when Eddy Current...

By PPM News
Andrew Jackson Jihad – Knife Man

Andrew Jackson Jihad – Knife Man

In my apartment there are only three artists which my wife has banned from being played in her presence. Bonnie Prince Billy, Peste Noire and Andrew Jackson Jihad have all, somehow, made it on a metaphysical shit list. (Oddly enough Radiohead was number 4 but there must be a line...

By Kaptain Carbon
Unreleased Daft Punk Track “Drive”

Unreleased Daft Punk Track “Drive”

Daft Punk in the 90’s was slightly different than the robotic duo we know today. Before Tron, before the robot personas, Daft Punk was two french dudes making slightly caustic house music. Soma Records has announced the release of their 20 year anniversary project which of course includes multiple mixes...

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Tape Wyrm IX: Proto Metal Playlist

Tape Wyrm IX: Proto Metal Playlist

La Belle Époque Aside from enjoying most extreme varieties of heavy metal, it is important to dig deep into the past and pay tribute to primordial beginnings. As discussed in Tape Wyrm I, heavy metal is not only an umbrella term for all varieties of metal but also a historic...

By Kaptain Carbon