Killing Pain in the Naked City

Jul 2, 2014 by

Painkiller For John Zorn Spastic blast scream machine Leaps wailing to life Crazy swing rhythm...

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I’m in Love with Love

Aug 2, 2013 by

When writing about Mazzy Star last week, I left out an obsession I have with songs that take place in, or are about, California. ...

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Mazzy Star is Releasing a New ...

Jul 26, 2013 by

Mazzy Star recently announced the release of their first new album, Seasons of Your Day, in 17 years.  If that wasn’t enough to...

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Modern Vampires of the City

May 29, 2013 by

  I bought into the mythology of Vampire Weekend when Other Music released their first singles in 2007.  Trumpeted by the...

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A Somewhat Subjective Look at ...

May 17, 2013 by

Musical talent can create a gem, and if the stars align, output number two can be just as great.   Maybe even change...

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Playing the Blues: Interview w...

Jan 2, 2013 by

Draft beers are 1.75 and there’s only one draft beer, Budweiser.  I started off like I usually do with a beer and a shot of...

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Pitchwhores: BJs for All!

Aug 21, 2012 by

 (Wes) My morning ritual is simple; cereal spoon in one hand and iPad in the other, I first scan ESPN and the NYTimes then settle...

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Twenty Dollars in Hand: Record...

Aug 15, 2012 by

  According to my mother-in-law, I think I know everything.  I’m quick to form a strong opinion and generally know what I...

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