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  • 6 years ago

    A little math to put things in perspective: Shonen Knife played its first Osaka, Japan, gigs in 1981, the same year the Go-Go's released Beauty and the Beat. This means that by the time the trio reduced the usually taciturn Kurt Cobain to a self-d...

  • 8 years ago

    n early 2006, previously unknown Minneapolis indie-rockers Tapes ‘N Tapes found themselves riding high on a proverbial tidal wave of hype. Enthusiastic music bloggers had gotten the band so much attention that indie megalith Pitchfork took n...

  • 8 years ago

    Eschewing the blatant political anger that dominated 2004's Liberation, Trans Am goes for sheer dance-floor energy on the eclectic new Sex Change. Not to say they've completely checked their Bush-baiting at the door ("Exit Management Solution," an...

  • 8 years ago

    Starting in 1990, Bill Callahan recorded and released highly idiosyncratic, stubbornly low-tech music under the name Smog. As time passed, his material became increasingly accessible and better-recorded. Another six years down the line, the spanki...

  • 8 years ago

    "Kick those white mice and black dogs out! / Kick those white mice and baboons out! / Kick those baboons and other motherfuckers out and / Get it on!" So bellows Nick Cave at the start of Grinderman, his new quartet's self-titled debut, out this w...

  • 8 years ago | Houston Music

    More legend than functioning band for most of its four-decade-plus, on-again-off-again existence, the Red Crayola started off in the mid-'60s by playing whatever Houston clubs would book them. At the time, the RC was a rangy collective of psychede...