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A Perfect Circle
BB&T Pavilion, Philadelphia, November 7

November 17th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Au Courant | Leave A Comment »

A Perfect Circle BB&T Pavilion, Philadelphia, November 7 Maynard Keenan is a recluse. He traipses off to his vineyard for years at a time, leaving fans of Tool and A Perfect Circle

Ariel Pink
El Club, Detroit, October 29

November 16th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Au Courant | Leave A Comment »

Ariel Pink El Club, Detroit, October 29 I keep coming back to a concert video of Frank Zappa in Barcelona on his last tour in 1988. Wearing harem pants and a frumpy, white, suburban-dad Baja

Squeeze
The Knowledge

November 15th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Au Courant | Leave A Comment »

Squeeze The Knowledge Throughout rock’s history, there have been many great songwriting duos: Lennon and McCartney, Strummer and Jones, Morrissey and Marr, etc. Up there with

Goth and Metal: More in Common Than a Love for Leather

November 14th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Au Courant | Leave A Comment »

Goth and Metal: More in Common Than a Love for Leather Gang of Four’s Andy Gill famously slagged off In the Flat Field in the NME by calling Bauhaus “a hip Black Sabbath,” but like many snarky British tabloid

The Tallest Man on Earth
Dark Bird Is Home

May 19th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Au Courant | Leave A Comment »

The Tallest Man on Earth Dark Bird Is Home It’s possible to pinpoint the moment when Kristian Matsson, the man who records under the alias of The Tallest Man on Earth, started to expand his

Viet Cong
Viet Cong

January 29th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Au Courant | Leave A Comment »

Viet Cong Viet Cong There’s something rapturous about Viet Cong’s self-titled debut that simply can’t be articulated in a way that hasn’t been used to describe its stylistic

Neneh Cherry
Blank Project

March 7th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews, Au Courant | Leave A Comment »

Neneh Cherry Blank Project After an 18-year break between solo records, Neneh Cherry has finally released her fourth album, Blank Project. For a “one-hit wonder,” Cherry has