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The Men
Tomorrow’s Hits

With Tomorrow’s Hits, The Men’s fourth album for the Sacred Bones label, the Brooklyn-based quintet has put together a fitting document of the fully

Elvis Presley
Elvis Recorded Live On Stage in Memphis

By 1974, Elvis Presley had essentially reached the last stage of his iconic performing career. It might be fitting, then

Death of Samantha

Death of Samantha

In a sense, Death of Samantha is the quintessential Cleveland band. After self-releasing its first single in 1985, the band, which originally consisted of lead vocalist/guitarist John Petkovic, lead guitarist Doug Gillard, bassist David James, and drummer Steve-O, began generating significant buzz in underground rock circles. In 1986, the group released its debut LP, Strungout on Jargon, on Homestead Records, the label that also …

Glenn Branca
Lesson No. 1

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the pioneering work of guitarist and composer Glenn Branca has, in a sense, become so enmeshed

Various Artists
From Another World: A Tribute to Bob Dylan

Back in 2003, Bob Dylan teamed up with long-time Larry David associate Larry Charles for Masked and Anonymous

Michael Bloomfield
From His Head to His Heart to His Hands

One doesn’t have to go too far out on a limb to say that Michael Bloomfield is underrated. For many music fans

Dum Dum Girls
Too True

Too True arrives as the third full-length release from the Dum Dum Girls and in a sense represents the fulfillment of the four-piece’s potential

Staff Picks: Ron Wadlinger

Top 10 Albums

1. Kanye West, Yeezus (Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam)
This is the album that defined the year for me. It’s completely different from Kanye’s previous masterpiece, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, but it’s just as impressive. This minimalistic, industrial-rap tour de force is packed with awe-inspiring moments, and it deserves every ounce of praise it’s gotten, and more.

2. Eat Skull, III (Woodsist)
Eat …

Mike Donovan

Mike Donovan

Over the course of their nearly 10-year run, San Francisco’s Sic Alps built a reputation as one of the foremost purveyors of psychedelic garage rock. After the release of the She’s On Top EP earlier this year, the band decided to call it quits, leaving behind a strong (and lengthy) discography. Never one to rest for too long, former Alp Mike Donovan immediately set to …