Andrew S. Guthrie was born in New York City, lived most of his life in Boston, moved to Hong Kong in 2005. He is a published poet, writer and an exhibiting photographer. His cultural history, Paul’s Records , was released through Blacksmith Books in October 2015.
In Praise of Homeboys: An Interview with the Kasai Allstars | 1 Sep 2017 // 4:56 AM
A unique inter-tribal superband, the Kasai Allstars, provide the soundtrack for the Kinshasa based film Félicité, utilizing a hybrid style that adapts not only traditional instruments but cultural attitudes.
Pearl Reaves and Her Retro R&B: The Magical Obscurity of the Working Artist | 11 Oct 2017 // 9:00 PM
A generically labeled 45rpm leads to unforeseen connections between an illegal squat, a ramshackle used record outlet, and an obscure R&B outfit that eventually lands at the Mount Olive Temple of Christ in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
On Discovering the In-your-face Glory of the Slits' Album, 'Cut' | 20 Sep 2017 // 10:00 PM
The iconic cover plus hybrid punky-reggae establishes the Slits' Cut as a significant variation on the British late '70s DIY ethos.