Erik Highter is a writer living and working in Dallas, Texas. He writes for PopMatters and Last Rites, and posts things no one else will put their name on at his website I Am Not Me (highter.wordpress.com). He can also be found sharing witless banter on twitter @EZSnappin.
Tuesday, November 25 2014
Few bands ever had a year like the Velvet Underground did in 1969. Even fewer have a set that documents a year like that as beautifully as this one.
Monday, September 1 2014
There is a dark, dark humor that bubbles up on occasion, but its dry wit can't keep the record from being a depressing listen.
Tuesday, August 5 2014
With Frozen Letter, the North Carolina trio dives headfirst into the psychedelic end of the garage rock pool.
Wednesday, July 16 2014
To measure the success of a jam session is a daunting task. The parameters of success are different than with a composed work, and require a different kind of empathy and listening from both players and audience.
Sunday, July 6 2014
This is Judas Priest as they haven't been heard in nearly 25 years. Not since Painkiller has the band had this much power, energy, or hooks.