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Next Week in Music | Jan 24-30 • On TV

Wednesday's child, according to the nursery rhyme, is full of woe. Maybe so. But this week, they're also getting their fill of new musical performances. The rest of us...

Tinnitist TV | Episode 30: Victor DeLorenzo of Night Crickets + Violent Femmes

Victor DeLorenzo is in good company. Again. More than 40 years ago, the Milwaukee drummer formed The Violent Femmes with singer-guitarist Gordon Gano and bassist Brian Ritchie. After being discovered...

Weekend Mixtape | 206 Songs That Will Blow The Doors Off Your Playlist (Side...

Crazy day, huh? First Meat Loaf, then Louie Anderson. Let's just hope there's no third bit of bad news today. That would be way too much for a Friday....

Weekend Mixtape | 206 Songs That Will Blow The Doors Off Your Playlist (Side...

Crazy day, huh? First Meat Loaf, then Louie Anderson. Let's just hope there's no third bit of bad news today. That would be way too much for a Friday....

Weekend Mixtape | 206 Songs That Will Blow The Doors Off Your Playlist (Side...

Crazy day, huh? First Meat Loaf, then Louie Anderson. Let's just hope there's no third bit of bad news today. That would be way too much for a Friday....

Weekend Mixtape | 206 Songs That Will Blow The Doors Off Your Playlist (Side...

Crazy day, huh? First Meat Loaf, then Louie Anderson. Let's just hope there's no third bit of bad news today. That would be way too much for a Friday....

Weekend Mixtape | 206 Songs That Will Blow The Doors Off Your Playlist (Side...

Crazy day, huh? First Meat Loaf, then Louie Anderson. Let's just hope there's no third bit of bad news today. That would be way too much for a Friday....

Weekend Mixtape | 206 Songs That Will Blow The Doors Off Your Playlist (Side...

Crazy day, huh? First Meat Loaf, then Louie Anderson. Let's just hope there's no third bit of bad news today. That would be way too much for a Friday....

Weekend Mixtape | 206 Songs That Will Blow The Doors Off Your Playlist (Side...

Crazy day, huh? First Meat Loaf, then Louie Anderson. Let's just hope there's no third bit of bad news today. That would be way too much for a Friday....

Weekend Mixtape | 206 Songs That Will Blow The Doors Off Your Playlist (Side...

Crazy day, huh? First Meat Loaf, then Louie Anderson. Let's just hope there's no third bit of bad news today. That would be way too much for a Friday....

Weekend Mixtape | 206 Songs That Will Blow The Doors Off Your Playlist (Side...

Crazy day, huh? First Meat Loaf, then Louie Anderson. Let's just hope there's no third bit of bad news today. That would be way too much for a Friday....

Weekend Mixtape | 206 Songs That Will Blow The Doors Off Your Playlist (Side...

Crazy day, huh? First Meat Loaf, then Louie Anderson. Let's just hope there's no third bit of bad news today. That would be way too much for a Friday....

Sonic Reducers: RIP Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf, in my experience, was one of those artists you either loved or loathed. There was no in between. No wiggle room. No sitting on the fence. If you...

Albums Of The Week: Witches Broom | Witches Broom Reissue

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Recorded by the band direct to eight-track tape in a basement behind a southern Maine cemetery, these nine timeless teenage anthems and jukebox rippers tackle...

Albums Of The Week: Angered Wrecks | Bennies, Booze & R&R 1981

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Take the freaked-out, punked-up soul of The Stooges and MC5. Mix that with ’60s garage trash. Blend in Black Sabbath, AC/DC and heavy rock ’n’...

Albums Of The Week: Salo | From Melmac With Hate

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Salo are a trio coming from Lyon’s seedy underbelly: It’s the satisfying grime at the corner of the mouth and the blank stare that comes...

Albums Of The Week: Black Holes Are Cannibals | Surfacer

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Formed around the uber-talent of Chris Jude Watson (founder of Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska), Black Holes Are Cannibals are the band to take his...

Albums Of The Week: Tin Woodman | Songs For Eternal Lovers

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Songs For Eternal Lovers is the second full-length record from the Italian project formed by Simone Ferrari (aka Simon Diamond), Davide Chiari (aka Dave The...

Albums Of The Week: Kids On A Crime Spree | Fall In Love Not...

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “It's been over a decade since Kids On A Crime Spree released We Love You So Bad, their ephemeral debut EP. Since then, the Bay...

Albums Of The Week: Cactus | The Birth Of Cactus 1970

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “The Birth Of Cactus 1970 features a stunning, historic vintage live show unearthed from the archives of the very first public performance by classic rock...

Albums Of The Week: These Wild Plains | Thrilled To Beer Here

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Like most everyone crowding the exit of 2019, These Wild Plains had big plans for the new year. Thousands of miles were to be logged,...

Albums Of The Week: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | Butterfly 3001

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “We’ve put off doing a remix album for a long time. Maybe it was conscious, maybe it wasn’t. But it’s happening now,” says King Gizzard...

Albums Of The Week: EinsEinsEins | Zwei

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE (TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN): “EinsEinsEins’ Zwei is the heartbeat of digital globalization. A current that opposes the ever-same. The opium for society whose life is constructed...

Back Stories | My 2012 Interview With Meat Loaf

B ack in 2012, I had the opportunity to talk to the one and only Meat Loaf. To be fair, I didn't get to do much talking — Meat...

Albums Of The Week: Julie Christensen | 11 From Kevin: Songs Of Kevin Gordon

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “When Julie Christensen first heard Nashville singer-songwriter Kevin Gordon perform, she instantly remembered the first time a song made her cry. Having built her career...

Albums Of The Week: Night Crickets | A Free Society

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Foundational bands in the history of alternative music certainly include Bauhaus, Love and Rockets and Violent Femmes. San Francisco-born artist Darwin Meiners was a fan of...

Albums Of The Week: Boris | W

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “In an effort to sublimate the negative energy surrounding everyone in 2020, legendary Japanese heavy rock band Boris focused all of their energy creatively and...

Albums Of The Week: Sei Still | Fuzz Club Session

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Having upped sticks from Mexico City to Berlin, Sei Still’s Fuzz Club Session was recorded live at Berlin's Monoton Studio (which is also where they...

Albums Of The Week: Bzdet | Nie Ma Nic

The only information I could find about Bzdet and this album comes from a single line press release — “Bzdet is a deep-lofi-post-punk/weird new wave/eko punk solo project from...

Albums Of The Week: Silverbacks | Archive Material

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “In years from now, anyone seeking to make sense of what life was like during a global pandemic should extend their research beyond the newspaper...

Albums Of The Week: Yard Act | The Overload

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “The Overload is a record of great dexterity and curation, the output of a band who were raised on a ’00s digital-revolution buffet of wide...

Albums Of The Week: Miles Kane | Change The Show

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Following a chance ‘no frills session’ with psych-rock duo Sunglasses For Jaws at the band’s Hackney studio, Miles Kane’s fourth solo album Change The Show really...

Albums Of The Week: John Mellencamp | Strictly A One-Eyed Jack

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “John Mellencamp’s 25th studio album, Strictly A One-Eyed Jack was written and produced by Mellencamp, recorded at his Belmont Mall Studios in Indiana, and recorded/mixed...

Albums Of The Week: Billy Talent | Crisis Of Faith

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “A Crisis of Faith is what the last few years have felt like while making this record. It was made while the world was facing some...

Thursday Mixtape (Side 1) | 97 Songs To Keep You Sharp

I know the days are getting longer. But I'll be damned if they don't seem to be getting shorter. Or at least way busier. Of course, all the interviews...

Thursday Mixtape (Side 2) | 97 Songs To Keep You Sharp

I know the days are getting longer. But I'll be damned if they don't seem to be getting shorter. Or at least way busier. Of course, all the interviews...

Thursday Mixtape (Side 3) | 97 Songs To Keep You Sharp

I know the days are getting longer. But I'll be damned if they don't seem to be getting shorter. Or at least way busier. Of course, all the interviews...

Thursday Mixtape (Side 4) | 97 Songs To Keep You Sharp

I know the days are getting longer. But I'll be damned if they don't seem to be getting shorter. Or at least way busier. Of course, all the interviews...

Thursday Mixtape (Side 5) | 97 Songs To Keep You Sharp

I know the days are getting longer. But I'll be damned if they don't seem to be getting shorter. Or at least way busier. Of course, all the interviews...

Thursday Mixtape (Side 6) | 97 Songs To Keep You Sharp

I know the days are getting longer. But I'll be damned if they don't seem to be getting shorter. Or at least way busier. Of course, all the interviews...

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