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January 2009

Loose Nut in His Head: Raymond Pettibon Rediscovered…

Human depravity, sexualized violence, macabre desires come to life in two dimensions; this is the world artist Raymond Pettibon renders in pen and ink. 


A Love That Costs a Little More - Remembering the Early Mekons

"Work All Week" is the third Mekons single and it finishes the outstanding triumvirate by this underrated post punk group.


The Cure - “A Pink Dream”

How many times have you heard a b-side of one of your favorite bands and thought “WHY wasn’t this on the album?” It is


Where Were You? - Remembering the Early Mekons

They didn't gain the post-punk popularity of Gang of Four and Delta 5, but the Mekons' first three singles will make you wonder why.


The Phantom - “Love Me”

The scream is blood curdling. It sounds like something from a horror film. But it’s not. It’s Jerry Lott, better known as the


Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Cash, Jones, Kristofferson, and Mellencamp (Episode 8)

On tonight’s episode of Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… (airing Wednesdays at 9pm EST/PST on the Sundance Channel), Costello brings together Rosanne Cash, Norah


Berlin gets a second chance to impress

“I never met a hero I didn’t like. But then, I never met a hero. But then, maybe I wasn’t looking for one.” -- Lester Bands on Lou Reed.


Tha Giggle: On Lil’ Wayne

Why was Lil' Wayne the single biggest musical phenomenon of 2008?


Kathleen Needs to Get the Glory

Kathleen Edwards is slowly becoming one of today's great songwriters. Sad stories are not her only strength. In the background is a wry sense of humor and critical eye for the subtle issues of her characters that makes her a songwriting force.


Katie Stelmanis is Poised to Break

After a split 7" with Fucked Up and a featured spot on Chemistry of Common Life as well as a performance lined up for SXSW 2009, it's about time people started to notice Katie Stelmanis.


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