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Shadow in the Cracks
Shadow in the Cracks

Let’s just put this out there up top: this is a side project of the already notably prolific Minnesota noise-punk ensemble The Blind Shake. Yet Shadow in

The Dream Syndicate
The Days of Wine and Roses

Rock music, as we’ve come to appreciate it here in the 21st century, is defined by the guitar. The backbeat remains vital, but the guitar is the genre’s foundational

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Cloaking their output in a black-lit, by-the-power-of-Grey-Skull aesthetic, Australian ensemble King Gizzard & The Lizard

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg
by Marky Ramone

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life As a Ramone certainly isn’t a literary-minded memoir in the vein of Patti Smith’s award-winning Just Kids or Kim Gordon’s recently

Staff Picks for 2014: Nate Knaebel

I listened to a staggering amount of music this year, and was again pleasantly reminded that so much truly  amazing stuff continues to be made—or was already made and I got to experience it again or, in several cases, for the first time. It’s genuinely inspiring. That said, what’s with these knuckleheads waxing thoughtful about Taylor Swift? Taste is taste, I get that, but they …

The Saints
King of the Sun

That the first two Saints records, (I'm) Stranded and Eternally Yours, are undisputed punk classics should go without saying. Snarling mission

Reigning Sound

Reigning Sound

For close to 15 years now, Greg Cartwright has been the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the Reigning Sound. The name has become a place, of sorts, for Cartwright to hang his hat, a sturdy moniker to display his singular talents as a musician and writer. But despite the nearly constant line-up changes, the Reigning Sound remains a band. It’s Cartwright’s band, sure, but …

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Sid Selvidge
The Cold of the Morning

Memphis, in case you didn’t know, is one of America’s richest musical locales. The lengthy roll call of artists that got to see their names in lights by

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs
Under the Covers, Vol. 3

Matthew Sweet and Suzanna Hoffs have a real nice thing going on with this series of covers collections. They're clearly fans

Staff Picks: Nate Knaebel

Top 10 Albums

1. Oblivians, Desperation (In the Red)

2. Ex-Cult, Ex-Cult (Goner)

3. True Sons of Thunder, Stop and Smell Your Face (Little Big Chief)

4. Liquor Store, In the Garden (Almost Ready)

5. No Bunny, Secret Songs (Goner)

6. Mordecai, College Rock (Richie)

7. King Khan and the Shrines, Idle No More (Merge)

8. Endless Boogie, Long Island (No Quarter)

9. Charles Bradley,

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