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LISTEN! to Wreck & Reference Sing the Body, Horrific in “Corpse Museum”

LISTEN! to Wreck & Reference Sing the Body, Horrific in “Corpse Museum”

Yesterday, I almost had all the bones from my shin down shattered by a deep sea archeologist and his (by all accounts reasonable) SUV. It was a simple misunderstanding and I live to trot again but goddamn if that wasn’t the worst thing that’s happened since my dad ran the...

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Death at Satellite 4-23-14

Death at Satellite 4-23-14

Photos by Ben Irwin Ed. Note: There once was a band of three brothers from Detroit (circa ’71) who took the name of rock and roll and blasted the back right out of its skull with speed and talent and spirit and no one took a lick of notice but...

By Big Ben
WATCH! Two Party Priests Joyride, Kill in Prides’ “Messiah”

WATCH! Two Party Priests Joyride, Kill in Prides’ “Messiah”

You know, for all the terrible places a clip called “Messiah” featuring two tattooed priests gone wild could go, murder is actually…kinda…eh. No offense, Prides. The video is lush and fun and the track is all manner of closed-eyed fifth margarita like no one at Papas and Beer is watching,...

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Temples @ Roxy 4-15-14

Temples @ Roxy 4-15-14

Photos by Ben Irwin Ed. Note: The older I get, the more I wish that I’d made psilocybin a part of my psychic diet. I have such fond memories from college. Vikings and stars and pretty girls dancing around the goth club like wrought angels spinning black roses for me....

By Big Ben
WATCH! Terrible, Terrible Things in Tobacco’s New (WAY NSFW) “Streaker”

WATCH! Terrible, Terrible Things in Tobacco’s New (WAY NSFW) “Streaker”

NSFW. NSFW. NSFW. Not quite as NSFW as, say, the part in the GG Allin funeral video (which you used to be able to rent from Kim’s – no shit – RIP) where someone pulls his stank as hell jock strap down and mugs with his very dead penis for...

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LISTEN! to Trash Talk Knock God’s Teeth in with “Cloudkicker”

LISTEN! to Trash Talk Knock God’s Teeth in with “Cloudkicker”

I mean, duh…right? It’s fucking Trash Talk. It’s NEW fucking Trash Talk and though it might not be the frantic frothing freakout and kill your mother’s son hardasfuckcore as some of the band’s earlier bursts of lunacy it is still balls deep in the broke bones skate rat hell scum...

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Future Islands – Live Video and Pictures from Pappy and Harriet’s – 4-17-14

Future Islands – Live Video and Pictures from Pappy and Harriet’s – 4-17-14

All words, photos, and video, by Ben Future Islands – A Song For Our Grandfathers – Live at Pappy and Harriets I hoped what I would find at the intersection of blind faith and risk was some type of reward. As 10pm rolled around and I waited on a craigslist...

By Big Ben
WATCH! Búho Kick Apocalypse in the Crazed Animation of “Endless/Blur”

WATCH! Búho Kick Apocalypse in the Crazed Animation of “Endless/Blur”

Sometimes, I wonder how I can call myself alive when so many frantic imps are out there redefining the death trip with wet, stained gauze and acid-scratched caterwauls like some umpteenth blotter palimpsest laid into the good book of foul youth but I do and I will because time and...

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The Afghan Whigs – Do to the Beast

The Afghan Whigs – Do to the Beast

I’ve been calling this record Do the Beast for a good two weeks and that’s wrong. It’s Do TO the Beast (emphasis added) and that little bit of preposition seems to really make all the difference when it comes to understanding the sonic palette of The Afghan Whigs’ first record...

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Dealer’s Choice – Psylhouette / Loone / Koffins

Dealer’s Choice – Psylhouette / Loone / Koffins

Well, it sure as shit has been a minute hasn’t it? Jesus. I suppose that’s what happens when your Kaptain goes acourtin’ some new-fangled space race dreamscape (Godspeed, brother man) and the jefe’s all wrapped up in Mr. Sam’s shimmy and patient zero is off mumbling something savage about dog...

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LISTEN! to Action Beat & G.W. Sok Get Their Post Punk Mayhem on with “Spoonfed Hell”

LISTEN! to Action Beat & G.W. Sok Get Their Post Punk Mayhem on with “Spoonfed Hell”

DUDE! I LOVE THE ACTION BEAT! Seriously, though I fell upon this band one stumbling something or other and immediately found myself balls deep in the chaos crowd. They’re a septet or an octet or a more seemingly dedicated to speed freaking the fuck out of your favorite part of...

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WATCH! Odonis Odonis Pay Homage to the Cosmonauts in “Highnote”

WATCH! Odonis Odonis Pay Homage to the Cosmonauts in “Highnote”

I was under the impression that Odonis Odonis were some glum band of wily noise cretins and from what I’ve heard of the first part of their new record Hard Boiled Soft Boiled they most certainly are…sometimes. Like most men, though, of this gilded age of schizophrenic overrides and Ambien...

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