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LARRY JON WILSON HAS PASSED AWAY

posted June 22nd, 2010

"I don't like to talk about the good ol' days that much... But I hope y'all have some good ol' days like I do." (Larry Jon Wilson)

It's with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Larry Jon Wilson. Larry Jon passed away on Monday in Roanoke, VA while visiting family, at age 69. Much sympathy goes out to Larry Jon's family and friends; it would be an understatement to say our community has lost someone very special.

In the mid-late 1970s, Larry Jon... (read more)

Artists in this story: Larry Jon Wilson

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GARBAGE RAINS ON CAMBRIDGE, PORTLAND, SEATTLE AND BELLINGHAM

posted June 18th, 2010

Describing a movie such as Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers is a challenge for a reviewer writing for a newspaper. Just describing what this movie is about risks nauseating the reader. - Robert Horton, Herald Movie Critic in Everett, WA

It’s time to get sick, people! And we need YOU to be a part of it. The movie that many say has triumphantly challenged and rewarded the world is causing quite a stir and to be honest, we couldn’t be more thrilled. If you haven’t... (read more)

Artists in this story: Harmony Korine

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HOW MANY HALF-PRICE TALL DWARVES SONGS DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM A LIFE-CHANGING ILLNESS?

posted June 15th, 2010

Last year, a number of artists (including Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Bill Callahan) contributed their time and talents without charge, by contributing to a compilation of Chris Knox covers called Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox.

For a very limited time (today and tomorrow) Amazon is featuring Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox as their Daily Deal promotion. Until tomorrow, you can buy downloads of the complete Stroke double CD set for only $3.99. Think about what else you'd be spending your four bucks on.... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Bill Callahan

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Bon-Cairo

posted June 11th, 2010

Invite-only, intimate jams for cultural luminaries at the US Embassy in Stockholm? Check! Bob-sledding down Olympic tracks in Lillehammer? Check! Incestuous collaborations with Norse-types of all shapes, size and sex? Check that, too. How about jumping cannon-ball style into the chilly fjords of Bergen? Yep, our shorts are wet. Whale carpaccio? Down the gullet! Soft-boned sardines and designer clothing from Porto? Yeah, that too, bud! What else can we say about the recent Bonnie "Prince" Billy & The Cairo Gang (with Susanna [as trio] and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang

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HOT TOWN, SUMMER WITH MASAKI

posted June 10th, 2010

In the faraway land of Japan (unless you're actually there or near there, duh), plans are quietly being made by the mystical Masaki Batoh as he prepares to travel to the United States this fall and play shows in (carefully) selected towns. As deep and high as the sound of Batoh is on record, it is extra-haunting in the flesh - so when the dates are announced, we expect you Ghost Army types to stand at attention. Until then, new songs are being drafted for... (read more)

Artists in this story: Masaki Batoh

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CHICAGO'S DUMPSTERS IN DANGER

posted June 6th, 2010

Yeah, that's right - if you ain't smart and you live in Chicago, you've got a target on your back this week - because starting tonight, Trash Humpers hits town. Every town that Harmony Korine's new film has graced is in danger of being cleaved in two, with the less-hip-than-thou violently attacking those who seek entertainment in the dark and vile corners provided to them by Korine and "his ilk" (the haters' words, not ours). Whether you're in or you're out (and in this... (read more)

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NEIL HAMBURGER DOES CHICAGO (AND CANADA)

posted June 4th, 2010

2010 has been a typically busy year for Neil Hamburger! At this point, if he kicks the bucket in his car, we won't be surprised - but we will be trying to get a sponsorship from the car company. Neil's got debts that go farther than his current list of tour dates! Anyway...in the wake of a reasonably sucessful series of shows that he MC'd for Faith No More, and an eqally OK tour with Pucifer, the gags continue as the man we hate... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger

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CAVE PURE MOVES

posted June 2nd, 2010

Hott on the heels of their Drag City debut, the deceptively dense Pure Moods EP, CAVE are taking their soaring jams and dance grooves across the U.S.-iverse in June, July and yes, August, spreading like sticky syrup from sea to defiled sea (and including a week in Canada (it's only fair)). It all kixx off with a record release party at Chicago's own The Hideout on June 4. That's right, Friday! What better day to get your CAVE on?!? If you can't find them in... (read more)

Artists in this story: CAVE

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HORNY TRASH HUMPERS MAKE NASHVILLE SCENE!

posted May 28th, 2010

Today marks a very special day. What with all the flooding, mayors urinating in public in an effort for CNN to take notice, and houses falling apart, the people of Nashville need something to look forward to. That something can be found this very evening at The Belcourt Theater as Trash Humpers makes it's 3rd premiere across this rotten land of ours. This opening of Trash Humpers will not be an ordinary experience, Harmony Korine will be at the show along with his crew of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Harmony Korine

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SIC IN THE SUMMERTIME

posted May 26th, 2010

Hot damn, summer in the city! If you're coming to San Francisco this season, you're bound to meet some skeezy people there. And oh, the places they'll show you, the people you'll meet! You'll definitely hear about the rock and roll duo called Sic Alps, every dropout on every street corner knows them. But hey, you want to take it from the streets and do something classier? No problem, Sic Alps'll meet you there. Yeah, we got the 411 on their latest appearance -... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sic Alps