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Spencer Tricker
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Spencer Tricker is a writer and musician from central Florida. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Wednesday, October 28 2009

Wonder: The Photos of Stephanie Chernikowski

Chernikowski's 35mm black-and-white stills (a sampling of which is included in the Museum of Modern Art’s Looking at Music: Side 2 exhibit this fall) exude more than just an appreciation for the magnetic personalities they capture, but also a sense of discovery.

Monday, October 27 2008

An Anthem for the Undead

The allure of the undead stems from the idea that a zombie apocalypse strips man to his barest self and essentially subverts thousands upon thousands of years' worth of moral discipline.

Tuesday, September 2 2008

Orphans and Vandals [London, UK]

London's Orphans and Vandals are making their engrossing way through familiar territory, singing of the detachment of the nighttime streets and its clouded characters, but made fresh for their naive lack of imitation.

Monday, May 26 2008

Ripping It Off: An Interview With Times New Viking

Singer and drummer Adam Elliott explains the importance of volume, mistakes, and equipment that you can spill beer on.


Wednesday, June 30 2010

Cave: Pure Moods

Pure Moods represents yet another intriguing twist in the psych-rock storyline, and Cave once again proves that it possesses an unusual knack for genuinely compelling instrumental rock music.

Monday, March 15 2010

The Whigs: In the Dark

Rock 'n' roll shall survive any number of Live Nation darlings like the Whigs. It is a phenomenally resilient art form.

Thursday, February 4 2010

Irmin Schmidt + Inner Space Production: Kamasutra - Vollendung der Liebe

On this record, Can performs slow psychedelic music for a movie about a sex guide. The results are typical but not unimpressive.

Thursday, December 17 2009

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: White Lunar

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis compile an impressive album of their soundtrack work on such films as The Proposition, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and The Road.

Thursday, July 9 2009

Sly & The Family Stone: The Woodstock Experience

One of the best live performances by any band on record, Sly & the Family Stone's Woodstock set remains simply staggering.

The Meat Puppets [20.Jan.09]
A.C. Newman [15.Dec.08]
TV on the Radio [17.Nov.08]
Calexico [13.Oct.08]
The Stills [1.Oct.08]
Karl Blau: AM [17.Mar.08]


Tuesday, December 15 2009

Sly & The Family Stone: The Woodstock Experience

Sly & The Family Stone: The Woodstock Experience - Sony Legacy [$15.93]

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