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Justin F. Farrar

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  • 7 years ago

    Let's set the record straight. Despite a long list of rock writers claiming the contrary, Blitzen Trapper is not an Americana band. Sure, the band tinkers with roots rock: a little Creedence twang here, some Crazy Horse crunch there. But beyond th...

  • 7 years ago

    Everybody has a different definition of "indie rock." For this American dude who smoked mad weed and aimlessly wandered some Midwestern campus in the mid-'90s, it will always be about shattered pop buried in temperamental noise and lo-fi amateuris...

  • 8 years ago

    The Weirdness isn't a punk classic like Fun House, but let's be fair -- nothing the recently reunited Stooges can do will ever match their early work. This band does rock, however. Axeman Ron Asheton is a funky-ass rhythm freak. The dude's piercin...

  • 9 years ago

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  • 9 years ago

    Timing is everything. Earlier this summer, a young thrash/post-punk band based here released Ugly/Heartless, its debut LP on Texas-based Pluto Records -- and no sooner had the disc hit the streets than the shit hit the fan. Because when these musi...