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Melenas
Dias Raros
Jun 29, 2020 | by | No Comments | Read →

Melenas, which translates roughly to “heads of hair,” are an all-female quartet hailing from Pamplona, Spain (yep, of bulls running through the streets fame)...


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  • 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...

  • Arab Strap As Days Get Dark
    Arab Strap
    As Days Get Dark

    Someone once said that suffering breeds great art, but I wonder what they would have made of a year spent dealing with a global pandemic. For 20 years...

  • Adulkt Life Book of Curses
    Adulkt Life
    Book of Curses

    With the band including members of Huggy Bear and Male Bonding, it’s hard not to have high expectations for the debut album from Adulkt Life, Book of Curses...

  • Orchestra Baobab Specialist in All Styles
    Orchestra Baobab
    Specialist in All Styles

    Begun 50 years ago, when the shrewd owner of Club Baobab (so named because it was built around a baobab tree) in Dakar poached members of the house...


Album Reviews

Melenas
Dias Raros
Melenas Dias Raros

Melenas, which translates roughly to “heads of hair,” are an all-female quartet hailing from Pamplona, Spain (yep, of bulls running through the streets fame)...

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What’s the Rumpus?

Guided By Voices
Livestream, July 17
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These are strange times we are living in, with the coronavirus having affected nearly every aspect of human existence across the globe. Live music has...

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Past Perfect

Wipers
Is This Real?
Wipers Is This Real?

Still several years before it became a hipster utopia worthy of it own sketch comedy TV show, I moved to Portland on a whim from New York City. It only took...

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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 2020
The Agit Reader Top 10 of 2020

To put it bluntly, 2020 can suck it. There have been few years that have been so catastrophic to so many people as this past year. If the coronavirus pandemic and the hell that ...

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