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  • Sinkane Mean Love
    Sinkane
    Mean Love

    The man known to the public as Sinkane, but to the government and his friends as Ahmed Gallab has always been a hard one to pin down. After three records...

  • Introducing… Motel Beds
    Introducing…
    Motel Beds

    Between the closing of Walnut Hills, the exodus of the Deal sisters, and the death of Timmy Taylor, the most fruitful and creative period in Dayton music...

  • U2 Songs of Innocence
    U2
    Songs of Innocence

    I’ll get right to the point: this album stinks! It reeks like the bloated and putrid corpse of The Fly, Bono’s leather-bound, sunglasses-sporting alter-ego...

  • Riot Fest (Day Three) Humboldt Park, Chicago, September 14
    Riot Fest (Day Three)
    Humboldt Park, Chicago, September 14

    All great parties must come to an end, but there's always that last surge before it’s time to go home. Riot Fest is no different, but after two...


Album Reviews

Merchandise
After the End
Merchandise After the End

Don’t be fooled. Though Gainesville, Florida’s Merchandise have warned us that they have “blown up” their former selves, version 1.0 of the band, and have...

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What’s the Rumpus?

Riot Fest (Day Two)
Humboldt Park, Chicago, September 13
Riot Fest (Day Two)  Humboldt Park, Chicago, September 13

There's an irony in the fact that a music fest is kind of a terrible place if you're a music fan. It's not because of the crowds or setting...

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Past Perfect

The Gun Club
Fire of Love
The Gun Club Fire of Love

Between the mediocrity of the records he made while in decline and the overshadowing notoriety that comes from an early death, the music that...

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Primitive Futures

Mike Rep and Friends
Darby Creek Drifter
Mike Rep and Friends Darby Creek Drifter

As far as the oblivious dilettantes who write the rock & roll history books and essay collections are concerned, Columbus music (and Ohio music too...

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Singled Out

Lumpy and the Dumpers
“Gnats in the Pissa”
Lumpy and the Dumpers “Gnats in the Pissa”

I imagine Belleville, Illinois is a shithole. It's probably the type of place where dreams go to die and scatological cretins like Lumpy and the Dumpers thrive...

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