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McHank #10 – King Tuff and Torche: Two of the best albums out so far this summer

McHank #10 – King Tuff and Torche: Two of the best albums out so far this summer

I know I’m supposed to review new records from time to time, and tell you that either A. I agree with something you already know, that the artist in question is the most brilliant artist since the last artist that was the most brilliant artist until your other friends got...

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McHank #9 – An Interview with Bob Nanna and Chris Broach from Braid

McHank #9 – An Interview with Bob Nanna and Chris Broach from Braid

Ed. Note: Braid is/was a band from Urbana, Illinois that formed in 1993, broke up in 1999, reformed in 2004 for a tour, (apparently) went dormant for a number of years and then returned to full-on functionality in 2011 with new material for long-time label Polyvinyl, a comprehensive tour and...

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McHank #8: A Very Special Interview with Danny Seim of Menomena

McHank #8: A Very Special Interview with Danny Seim of Menomena

Postscript This interview originally appeared in the most recent issue of McHank’s zine, Perpetually Twelve. To get a paper copy of the zine for $5 in the United States, which includes this interview, along with interviews of Jacob Turnbloom from Mrs Magician, Kaylee DeFer of Gossip Girl, and stories by...

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McHank’s Column #7 – Eventually McHank Starts Talking About Music Videos, Really

McHank’s Column #7 – Eventually McHank Starts Talking About Music Videos, Really

I started to write a couple of columns but I just wasn’t getting them right. I was gonna talk about Super bands—you know, Superchunk, Superdrag, Supergrass, Supertramp—and on and on with that. But that’s been done to death. I don’t know if I could sit here and contribute something that...

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McHank’s Column #6 – I Will Never Not Love Slayer

McHank’s Column #6 – I Will Never Not Love Slayer

Slayer, man. Today is June 6, 2012, and June 6 has been “Slayer Day” since six years ago, you know, 6/6/6 was the date. But that’s baloney. That’s right, I said baloney, and I don’t give a darn if I go to heck for using that language. “Slayer Day” is...

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McHank’s Column #5 – At Least I Didn’t Get a Regrettable Tattoo

McHank’s Column #5 – At Least I Didn’t Get a Regrettable Tattoo

Despite what you might think, your tastes will change, and you might not like the same bands forever. Much how, up until my twenties, I didn’t care for tomatoes or mushrooms, I also thought I hated Fleetwood Mac and the Grateful Dead. Actually, I was in my thirties when I...

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McHank’s Column #4 – Albums Deserve To Be Heard on Vinyl

McHank’s Column #4 – Albums Deserve To Be Heard on Vinyl

Albums that I wish were on vinyl, Volume One: I wrote this list in May, 2008, and so far, I think only one has been crossed out… Fantastic Planet – Failure Head Trip in Every Key – Superdrag First Love, Last Rites – Shudder to Think Shipwrecked – The Sultans...

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McHank’s Column #3 – Ziggy

McHank’s Column #3 – Ziggy

I don’t remember everything in my life very clearly but I do remember being in third grade and talking music with my best friends at the time, Ethan Green and Spencer Hayden. Since my older sister was into it, I knew some new wave, some punk, and whatever I had...

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