Alex Bahler
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Another Shade of J: An Interview with J Mascis | 24 Apr 2011 // 9:23 PM

With Another Shade of Why, the famed Dinosaur Jr. guitarist makes his most Dinosaur Jr.-sounding solo disc to date, and sits down with PopMatters to discuss vocal exercises, "English folky bands", and his tips for those just about to try skiing ...

By Whatever Means Necessary: Brendan Benson Goes Undercover | 17 Feb 2011 // 9:05 PM

The songwriter talks pseudonyms, the status of the Raconteurs and maybe not needing to write a song about your first child right away.


Cage the Elephant: Thank You, Happy Birthday | 24 Feb 2011 // 3:00 PM

Squirmy Kentucky boys get wild on their second album, which, while far from perfect, wipes the floor with their retrospectively weak-sounding debut.

Tyvek: Nothing Fits | 16 Feb 2011 // 3:00 PM

Detroit garage-punk trio tears it up on sophomore album, leaving little in its wake, but not quite standing out from today's indie rock wallpaper.

//Mixed media

Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in 'Medousa'

// Short Ends and Leader

"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.

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