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SADIER SUMMITS THE TOUR CIRCUIT

posted April 24th, 2015

Something Shines is still fresh on everybody's turntable, it's pop sensibilities enmeshed with over- and under-tones of love, politics, and the nature of being. Laetitia Sadier delivers melody with such effortless tranquility, the subject, regardless of poignancy, is scrumptiously digestible and fit for any snack or meal. As ever, excessive spins lead to longing for live engagement,  so why shouldn't the Something Shines tour continue? While America cries for more Laetitia live dates (only one provided in recent memory - satiating the locals of Minneapolis),... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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SIR RICHARD BISHOP MATES KING(DOM) AND CONTINENT!

posted April 21st, 2015

Sir Richard Bishop has been on the road for weeks now, rippling waves of guitar freedom outward and into the ear-chasms of human beings (and likely some extra-terrestrials among us - you know who you are) across these United States like his hair's ablaze! With fresh copies of Tangier Sessions (fire retardant, of course) flying from the merch table, Sir Rick takes no prisoners in the club, leaving even the most casual listener bedazzled by what critics have called his "jewel-like solo guitar virtuosity." All... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop

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SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE & ELISA AMBROGIO TOUR SET TO BLOW NEXT WEEK!

posted April 16th, 2015

Earlier this month we announced with great excitements that in addition to the KILLER musical mindfuck of an album that is Hexadic, Ben Chasny has been working on a book based on the very system that birthed his masterpiece of strategic chaos! His book, entitled The Hexadic System, is not simply a manual; it touches on the legacies of ritual magic, combinatorial thinking and  the science of music using algorithmic patterns! Now this is all thrilling for you intellectual types, but what of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance, Six Organs of Admittance, Elisa Ambrogio

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QUIVERING FOR ARNOLD DREYBLATT'S NODAL EXCITATION ON LP!

posted April 15th, 2015

New York, early 80's, very early. Studio 54 is hosted by a hologram, the Mudd Club is already an institution, and The Clash's first appearance in New York is in a giant casino, with a full-sized Zeppelin at the door. Not exactly a receptive pond for the next wave of adventurous music. Some names did pop up, harkening to a past of lofts and all-night concert events. In the late 60s and early 70s, Philip Glass, Tony Conrad, along with John Cale and LaMonte Young,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Arnold Dreyblatt

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VISUALIZING THE SILENCE TREATMENT

posted April 14th, 2015

Don't let their name mislead; Masaki Batoh's new band The Silence is anything but silent! Perhaps they're named as such because they leave the listener speechless from the seamless weight of sound coming forth from their new, self-titled LP? Their music is an ambitious, effortless integration of psychedelic rock excitements from a combination of eras and sounds, all marching forward bedecked in fresh, new 21st century raiment via all-analog recording techniques! We all know seeing is believing, so go ahead and watch the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Masaki Batoh, The Silence

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UNCOMPLICATED COMPOSITIONS: JIM O'ROURKE ANNOUNCES A NEW ALBUM!

posted April 10th, 2015

2015, and the silence has been broken with Simple Songs. Jim O'Rourke is ready to talk to you again. First, he wants you to know he's not dead-yet. But you're not, either-and really, what have you done lately? Certainly not made your first pop album since 2001-and even if you had, it probably wasn't any good. Meanwhile Simple Songs is more than just a first of anything since whenever! It's an amazing record of musical song entertainment-because Jim O'Rourke knows what he wants and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke

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PRATTLING ON: JESSICA PRATT IS ON TOUR!

posted April 7th, 2015

With temperatures finally rising up around the country, Spring is in the air and love is all around us! East coast, celebrate! NO, not because of the nice weather - how long will THAT last, Massachusetts? It'll snow again, you miserable SLOBS - it's only the first full week of April! Even if it doesn't, it'll soon be humid as a dog's balls, and you know what THAT tastes like, Philly!

Nah! The REAL reason to lift your arms to the sun, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jessica Pratt

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LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE: GOODBYE SUPER NOVA

posted April 3rd, 2015

Steve “Chili” Rigot, the singer for the Endtables and many other amazing bands, was an immense presence in the Louisville music community for more than 35 years, and no one who knew him will ever forget him. He was our superstar, our polestar, our standard-bearer, our inspiration.

Chili Rigot materialized from alien shores by force of will to save our lives from boredom, and we will not see his like again. We all stood in awe of his fearlessness and skill, and tried our best to... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Endtables

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GO INTO THE LIGHT: MEG BAIRD HAS A NEW ALBUM!

posted April 2nd, 2015

Meg Baird is back! And if you've felt the razor-sharp edge of her voice, somewhere in your bones, perhaps it's because she's never left you. Don't Weigh Down the Light is her first album since 2011's Seasons On Earth, and it arrives alive with color and mystery. After four LP's with the darkly glorious Espers, Meg's first two records were sparse, folky, minimalist affairs that drew comparisons to some of the greats in her tradition: Jacqui McShee, Sandy Denny and the immortal... (read more)

Artists in this story: Espers, Meg Baird

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THE RED KRAYOLA GETS THEIR GROOVES BACK

posted March 27th, 2015

Red Krayola fans the world over! The years keep on turning and you keep getting younger - how do you do it? Ah, it's the fact that there are always more of you with the decades that roll on, with new fans being born every day, yes? Yes. The Krayola catalog is vast, however, and while popping in at any one particular entry point yields incredible reward, it's likely that certain devastatingly exciting titles have circumvented your radar screen (and then your desk top, now... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Red Krayola