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Swami John Reis & the Blind Shake / Mrs. Magician / Junk @ The Satellite – 2.13.15

Swami John Reis & the Blind Shake / Mrs. Magician / Junk @ The Satellite – 2.13.15

Ed. Note: Sometimes, there’s just so much rock and roll that you don’t even know what to do with yourself. Start a fuck or a fight? Get blitzed and cry in a corner? Build an empire from the bones of your soft, unsuspecting enemies? All options are present and vital...

By Big Ben
Steve Earle – Terraplane

Steve Earle – Terraplane

Terraplane isn’t the classic Steve Earle of Copperhead Road or I Feel Alright. Sure he’s departed from his roots-rock, country foundation now and then to dabble in bluegrass, folk, and an almost metal hard rock sound. But on Terraplane, Steve Earle & The Dukes dive head first, together, into a...

By Carlos Zerzan
LISTEN! to Marriages Swirl Up Dreamy Agitation with “Less Than”

LISTEN! to Marriages Swirl Up Dreamy Agitation with “Less Than”

Aaaaaahhhh. Sometimes after a long day in the salt lick all you need is an ice cold Bud, a little love from the dogs and a swollen mass of pop-pop that hedges the narrow bet between shoegaze and the new brutalism (extra solace if said sound is complemented by a...

By PPM News
WATCH! Violence, Violence and Bowling Unfold in Death Team’s new “F**king Bitches in the Hood”

WATCH! Violence, Violence and Bowling Unfold in Death Team’s new “F**king Bitches in the Hood”

Yeah. The song’s called “Fucking Bitches in the Hood” and the band’s called Death Team and they’re a total post-pop, hipster clad downcharm, upsnark electro-cool dumpster couture duo from Sweden who may or may not give one flying fuck what you think about them. I don’t know them from Adam...

By PPM News
Beech Creeps – Beech Creeps

Beech Creeps – Beech Creeps

A-HA! I see what you did there. You almost had me going on a whole thing about how I was raised on the water and how hard it is to fuck in the sand and all those times with the dolphins and the riptide and the DDT and what a...

By Charles
Skyes @ Mercury Lounge – 2.18.15

Skyes @ Mercury Lounge – 2.18.15

Ed. Note: Despite Charles’ deepest, darkest, darling drunk assurances, there are still some bands in NYC worth giving a good goddamn about. Skyes is one. To be perfectly honest, we were suspect of their prowess when we first heard their eponymous debut EP, riddled as it was with clean production,...

By Charles
WATCH! Moon King Turn a Living Room into a Monochromatic Krautrock Playground in “Apocalypse:Roswell”

WATCH! Moon King Turn a Living Room into a Monochromatic Krautrock Playground in “Apocalypse:Roswell”

There are fewer things I love more in this world than batting my bum eyes and finding a whole new world of weirdo tunesmiths rocking the pop up from the NEU! underground because it doesn’t happen very often no matter what the press junkets will tell you (and, in all...

By PPM News
Divers – Hello Hello

Divers – Hello Hello

Hello Hello, the debut LP by Portland’s Divers, is sure to make a splash in the Pacific Northwest and then expand in larger concentric ripples nationwide. This record rocks through and through. Hello Hello is the kind of album (or CD or cassette or 8-Track, whatever) you want to throw...

By Carlos Zerzan
Andy Shauf – The Hotel Café

Andy Shauf – The Hotel Café

Photos and word by Natasha Aftandilians Hailing from Saskatchewan, Andy Shauf is one of the best acts to come out of the Canadian folk music scene; the singer-songwriter is a master of carefully honed but intriguing folk-pop songs. Wednesday night at The Hotel Café was his introduction to the uninitiated...

By Natasha Aftandilians
Governors Ball Announces Single Day Lineups for the 2015 MASSIVE!

Governors Ball Announces Single Day Lineups for the 2015 MASSIVE!

Yeah, we know that the “massive” is a whole other thing that doesn’t include dirt-bent rock and roll and sad songs about lost literary tomes just like football isn’t football and chips aren’t crisps and…whatever, man. Anglophiles be damned. The point is we won that particular war of attrition and...

By PPM News
Justin Townes Earle – Absent Fathers

Justin Townes Earle – Absent Fathers

There is something inherently and undeniably Southern in Justin Townes Earl’s music. His sound conjures visions of beautifully humble meridional landscapes and miles of ancient dusty highways stretching below the Mason Dixon Line. His newest album, Absent Fathers, could be the soundtrack to an unwritten movie about the last lonely...

By Griffen Callahan
WATCH! Jimmy Whispers Frolic, Mourn and Sign through “Summer in Pain”

WATCH! Jimmy Whispers Frolic, Mourn and Sign through “Summer in Pain”

I think I love this dude, Jimmy Whispers. For real, though. I mean, I was crushing hard when I first heard the organ dew-hiss of this track a couple weeks back but now that I see this honey-spent weirdo in the representative flesh rocking out on the organ, scribbling on...

By PPM News