Okay, so there's a reason this one has probably stayed buried, but Gary Lucas's archives have unearthed probably the most unlikely collaboration in the history of Downtown New York collaborations. Behind the decks in legendary producer Arthur Russell known for his avant-garde disco tracks and eccentric takes on pop that only now sound like the curve has caught up to him. On the microphone though was a young upstart named Mark Sinclair, who eventually went on to become the actor Vin Diesel. As a lost Arthur Russell track, its a bit of an embarassment and as a Vin Diesel hip-hop freestyle, it's about what you might expect. Still, a noteworthy curiousity for those who love meaningless trivia or trying to establish meaningless "six degrees" connections.
Buzzy pop rock group the Aces make their San Francisco debut on one of its most coveted stages while down the road, indie folk mavens Darlingside go back to the venue that informed their latest LP.
REW<< once again channels beautifully sparse introspection on this initial peek into his upcoming LP, On the Horns of Our Spheres.
This tribute to surrealist painter Rene Magritte reveals more about the comics form than the artist.
The career retrospective of the veritable Pat Fish, aka the Jazz Butcher, continues with four (more) albums of crazy/beautiful indie pop. Not your typical Creation Records fare.
A Productive Cough is remarkably authentic and engrossing, and there's no questioning the level of dedication and skill behind its many bursts of dense boisterousness.
On Ventriloquism, Meshell Ndegeocello covers classics and stays true to her superb artistic sensibilities.
Why do horror fans take Romero's 1978 indie masterpiece so personally? A close look at the film, its novelization, its soundtrack, the Soft Cell pop song it inspired, and other pop culture obsessions.
Roar Uthaug's insistence upon combining faux gravitas with action results in countless scenes of unintentional hilarity.
Marbin pauses its never ending touring schedule long enough to record new album, Israeli Jazz.