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Whitney Strub


Monday, May 29 2006

One Mic, One Take, One Dollar: The World of Fonotone Records

In these days of easy file-sharing and unlimited access to information, the Fonotone box set provides a welcome respite, a point of entry to a bygone era when people had to put effort into chasing their passions, when the thrill of the hunt meant more than a Google search, and when the mechanics of record-trading meant more than an IM conversation on Soulseek.

Wednesday, April 19 2006

Lost in the Last Attack: Recovering the Comsat Angels

The retro-postpunk wave seems to have crested, but the Comsat Angels at their best transcended trends and flew the genre coop, traveling on their heavenly wings straight for greatness.

Saturday, December 31 1994

Behind the Key Club: An Interview with Mark "Barney" Greenway of Napalm Death

Discussing impeachment and Margaret Thatcher, examining horror music and feminists, and listening to Journey. It's just the typical stuff for this hardcore band.


Tuesday, January 2 2007

Various Artists: Fuzzy-Felt Folk

Thursday, December 21 2006

Giant Squid: Metridium Fields

Both the sum of and a twist on their influences, Giant Squid brings the bombast.

Thursday, December 7 2006

Legacy (2000)

A humane window into the world of inner-city poverty; one that wisely refrains from blaming the victim by showing the obstacles that face even the most self-motivated inhabitants of the ghetto.

Wednesday, December 6 2006

Fresh Maggots: Fresh Maggots... Hatched

Tuesday, December 5 2006

Ronee Blakley: Welcome

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