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by Jessy Krupa

7 Oct 2010


If John Lennon wasn’t tragically murdered at the age of 40, then he would be celebrating his 70th birthday this week. Perhaps instead of focusing on this sad fact, we should turn our attention to the fascinating accomplished life that he lived. 

On October 9th, 1940 John Lennon was born, according to some sources, during a WWII air raid. He grew to adore British skiffle and rock ‘n’ roll music and formed a group with some of his friends from school. In 1958, that group, the Quarrymen, recorded a cover of Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be the Day”.

by William Carl Ferleman

6 Oct 2010


Marilyn Manson has a busy Season of the Witch, in La La Land. When Manson is not working on his band’s new album, or finishing his Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll film project, or holding art exhibitions, he will be on television. First up is a biography on 6 October playing on the Biography channel that is supposed to focus on his relationship with his parents and other close friends and associates, mainly. Also, on 30 October, on the same channel, an episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories will feature some of Manson’s thoughts and experiences concerning ghosts and the supernatural or occult. But that’s not all: Manson is a die-hard fan of HBO’s series Eastbound & Down, and a cameo appearance may indeed be realized.

by Timothy Gabriele

6 Oct 2010


The paneled hydraulics and industrial engineering that comprises the visual to Nosaj Thing’s “Coat of Arms” video is an odd juxtaposition the song, which is nothing if not a digital age construction. One can’t hear the rust on those pipes, nor do the parsed spaces between those gasping vocals find a properly mickey-moused on screen representative. The properly mannerist frame though does fit neatly into the recent fascination… nay, infatuation… with the triangle

by John Garratt

6 Oct 2010


Fond of Tigers

In the past I have sang the praises of the Canadian label Drip Audio, home of No More Shapes, Inhabitants, Fond of Tigers, and lots more wonderfully weird music that when description of it is attempted, gives the hyphen key on your keyboard a workout. Lots of jazz elements bouncing around, colliding with the rock edge that graces the post-everything world nowadays. If you are tired of trying to read my efforts to summarize the most on Drip Audio, you can go to their website and download ten songs.

In other news, the indie-racket group Fond of Tigers has tapped into the talents of Snadro Perri and Mats Gustafsson for their upcoming third album Country & Western. A few vocal numbers are kicked around in the dirt, but the instrumental barrage of “Soheb” and “Grandad” are not to be missed.

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by Jessy Krupa

5 Oct 2010


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently announced their nominees for the 2011 induction, and as usual, it left many people disappointed. While there were some good candidates on the list, it’s impossible to please everybody. However, ardent fans have made a strong case for the following bands and artists who weren’t nominated this year and aren’t in the hall of fame yet.

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