The feeling that this is your neighborhood bar band gives the music a punch of energy that’s memorable. At the same time, the stories in the music, and the ways they’re told, are less distinct, even generic.
David Lazar's 'I'll Be Your Mirror' Enlightens, Thrills, Frustrates and Bewilders
Jackie Shane: Any Other Way
Wolf Parade: Cry Cry Cry
'The Clash on the Clash' Is a Smorgasbord of Contradictions
Coil: Time Machines
Half Memoir / Half Tribute, 'Fetch' Attests to the Power of the Comic Form
Lee Gamble: Mnestic Pressure
"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.