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Johnny Marr
Fever Dreams Pts. 1–4
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It’s been more than 30 years since The Smiths broke up and yet the band’s music remains hallowed ground despite their obstreperous mouthpiece continuing...


Au Courant

  • Horsegirl Rumba Cafe, Columbus, August 2
    Horsegirl
    Rumba Cafe, Columbus, August 2

    On this particular late-summer Tuesday night, the field felt abuzz. Regardless of where you place the needle in our current timeline—still in a...

  • The Cult Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, July 15
    The Cult
    Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, July 15

    Surveying the crowd gathered for The Cult’s stop on its We Own the Night Tour in Huber Heights, Ohio, it was clear that the band’s...

  • Crows Beware Believers
    Crows
    Beware Believers

    Having released a truly astonishing debut (one of our favorites of 2019), Crows might have easily fallen into a sophomore slump, especially with the...

  • Richard Thompson (guitar, vocal)
    Richard Thompson
    (guitar, vocal)

    Over the course of his more than 50-year career, Richard Thompson has established himself as a virtuosic guitarist and a gifted songwriter. But in 1976...


Album Reviews

Johnny Marr
Fever Dreams Pts. 1–4
Johnny Marr Fever Dreams Pts. 1–4

It’s been more than 30 years since The Smiths broke up and yet the band’s music remains hallowed ground despite their obstreperous mouthpiece continuing...

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What’s the Rumpus?

Sparks
Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, April 1
Sparks Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, April 1

Although they have had intermittent bouts of mainstream success, particularly in the UK, where they relocated for several...

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Past Perfect

Joe Strummer
Assembly
Joe Strummer Assembly

As much as music has always meant to me, I’ve never been one to get too emotional over the passings of the people who make it. (Unless, it’s someone I...

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Biblio Files

The Hard Stuff
by Wayne Kramer
The Hard Stuff by Wayne Kramer

Let it be known: the Motor City really did burn. There really was revolution, dope, and fucking in the streets. And the MC5 really did kick out some jams. Delivering...

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Best of the Year

The Agit Reader Top 10 of 2021
The Agit Reader Top 10 of 2021

A year ago, when looking back on 2020, it seemed like things could only get better. Hell, they couldn’t get any worse, right? And for a while, things did get better in 2021. O...

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