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  • Zola Jesus Webster Hall, New York, October 19
    Zola Jesus
    Webster Hall, New York, October 19

    In the six years we’ve been publishing The Agit Reader, we’ve watched Nika Roza Danilova (a.k.a. Zola Jesus) develop from a dilettante...

  • The Melvins Hold It In
    The Melvins
    Hold It In

    After 31 years in the music game, The Melvins have reached a point where they have a blank check to do whatever their hearts desire. To be fair, the groundwork...

  • Foxygen …And Star Power
    Foxygen
    …And Star Power

    Reportedly, Foxygen frontmen Sam France and Jonathan Rado aren't too fond of each other; a touring member revealed in a blog post that the duo...

  • Maggie Björklund Shaken
    Maggie Björklund
    Shaken

    Even if you’re a solo artist, you never do it alone. And even if you have one-man band skills, once it’s time to take it on the road, you’ll need some help...


Album Reviews

Zola Jesus
Taiga
Zola Jesus Taiga

It's not hard to imagine Zola Jesus wanting to have some fun after four LPs and a handful of EPs filled with strange, often haunting music. That intended fun...

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What’s the Rumpus?

Dancing with Myself
by Billy Idol
Dancing with Myself by Billy Idol

Billy Idol’s name conjures the sneer, the shock of blonde hair, the leather, and, of course, his trademark rebel yell. Dancing with Myself, his...

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Past Perfect

Smashing Pumpkins
Adore: Super Deluxe Edition
Smashing Pumpkins Adore: Super Deluxe Edition

As the massive Smashing Pumpkins reissue campaign begins to draw to a close, it’s time to look at one of the more polarizing records in the band’s catalog, Adore...

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Primitive Futures

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...

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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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