Review – The Parlour Trick – Blessed Unrest (Self Released, 2012)

Review – The Parlour Trick – Blessed Unrest (Self Released, 2012)

The Parlour Trick are the Californian duo of neo-Victorian visionary Meredith Yayanos and Emmy-winning composer Dan Cantrell. Conceived as a solo Yayanos vehicle in the mid-aughts, 2009 saw the project find firm identity as a collaboration with Cantrell whenever the former (then New Zealand-based) visited Oakland. Over three years, the pair expertly hewed their self-described […]

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Guest Mix – Wrekmeister Harmonies

Guest Mix – Wrekmeister Harmonies

Wrekmeister Harmonies is an experimental collective led by JR Robison (the rotating cast of characters/associates includes David Yow, Chris Brokaw, Ken Vandermark and Mark Solotroff, among many others). Saby Reyes Kulkarni from Pitchfork listed their LP Night of Your Ascension among his top 10 metal albums of 2015 and their other LPs made it into end […]

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Review – Airspace – S/T

Review – Airspace – S/T

The first thing that might strike people about LA droners AIRSPACE is where they are coming from:  Steve Nalepa is perhaps best known for his work in The Acid and Team Supreme. Tony Bevilacqua, the other half of the team, is probably best known for his playing in Distillers at one point. What is equally […]

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On the Passing of Load Records (1993-2017)

On the Passing of Load Records (1993-2017)

On April 11, 2017 pioneering Providence label Load announced that its shutting its doors. Throughout two+ decades of its existence Ben McOsker/Laura Mullen run enterprise created what Mark Hensch of Trash Pit described as “World’s most challenging roster”. From Lightning Bolt to Six Finger Satellite to Brainbombs and Arab on Radar, Load never shied away from putting […]

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Recent Headlines – Sweet Blahg

Recent Headlines – Sweet Blahg

Sweet Blahg is a brainchild of Chicagoan Joel Berk who captures shows around town (and beyond) – from Jeff Tweedy to Mind Over Mirrors to Sunn O))) to Zs. Here’s a peek into his recent activities: Jeff Tweedy Meets Chikamorachi: Big Ears 2017  Mind Over Mirrors: Undying Color Release Show Moon Bros: Empty Bottle 2017 Bill […]

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