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, February 25 2014
Neneh Cherry has always followed her own path in her style. With Blank Project, Cherry has reclaimed the spotlight to deserved applause.
Sunday, February 2 2014
Sacred Bones delves into the darkened corners and crevices of obscure '80s post-punk, goth, and death rock with Killed by Deathrock, Vol. 1. The result is a reclamation project of the highest order.
Monday, January 27 2014
Age has given Lambchop's Nixon additional poignance and grace, and it fully deserves the recognition Merge Records is giving it as the launch of their anniversary celebrations.
Thursday, January 9 2014
Rockin' the Fillmore was an excellent double live album in 1971, but the complete recordings from which it was created show the true greatness of Humble Pie.
Tuesday, January 7 2014
Qat, Coffee & Qambus, a collection of Yemeni 45s from the 1960s and '70s, captures this musical culture when it was relatively untouched by Western influence. As such it is more than a curio; it's an intriguing glimpse into a rarely heard part of the world's music.