Review: Alessandro Cortini – Risveglio
Poptone @ Swing House (Los Angeles) 04.21 with Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets

Poptone @ Swing House (Los Angeles) 04.21 with Bauhaus, Tones...
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On April 21st, around 500 people gathered in Los Angeles at the Swing House to see Poptone—the music of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love and Rockets. … read more

Review: Meat Beat Manifesto: Travelogue Live ’05

Review: Meat Beat Manifesto: Travelogue Live ’05
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Meat Beat Manifesto: Travelogue Live ’05 Producer Jack Dangers/Editor Ben Stokes MVD Visual Street: 11.21.06 Big-beat pioneers Meat Beat Manifesto and their eminent racks of electronics were in town last year. Did you sleep on it? Unfortunately, there is no way to properly replicate the once-in-a-blue-moon multimedia experience of the current MBM quartet (featuring spectacular

Busdriver with Daedelus and Antimc

Busdriver with Daedelus and Antimc
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I’ll skip my rants about In the Venue’s penchant for always booking a large crowd show and a small crowd show (trying to hear the small show over the din of said large show is impossible) and just say thanks for leaving me and every other journalist off the Liars/Interpol list. … read more

Nine Inch Nails review

Nine Inch Nails review
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Many years ago, fans went to a Nine Inch Nails show for two reasons: to hear how the band could turn Trent Reznor’s headphone music into the Tenth Level of Hell and to watch this group smash enough instruments to fill a Guitar Center.  … read more

Meat Beat Manifesto: An Unexpected Rhythm

Meat Beat Manifesto: An Unexpected Rhythm
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A lyric via MC Young Cassius on Meat Beat Manifesto’s 2008 album Autoimmune is a fitting slogan for the group’s main man Jack Dangers: “… as heavy as motherfuckin’ Buicks.” For over two decades, Dangers (née Corrigan) has pioneered, employed, expanded and mastered so many so-called electronica and sample-based styles, and “heavy” is the only way to describe him. … read more

Review: 33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1

Review: 33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1
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33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Edited by David Barker Continuum Street: 10.30 As the disclaimer at the beginning of this book advises, the 33 1/3 Greatest Hit series is not for everyone. People who canonize their favorite albums, feeling that their commitment to and investigation of said discs (i.e. the search for the actual

Review: Cult Rock Posters

Review: Cult Rock Posters
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Cult Rock Posters Roger Crimlis and Alwyn W. Turner Billboard Books Street: 10.06.06 Self-appointed Knight of Glam, Bryan Ferry, once said, “Something not only has to sound good, but also has to feel good and look good.” This is indeed true of most musical fads, but particularly anyone involved in the glam, punk and new-wave

Local Reviews: Stag Hare

Local Reviews: Stag Hare
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Chirping birds, folk guitar, non-Western percussion and droning static harmonies � all of these aspects usually equal something you try your hardest to ignore while a Yoga instructor orders you to relax during Savasana. So why is Black Medicine Music, a disc forged with these ingredients, so interesting? … read more

Review: Moogfest 2006 Live

Review: Moogfest 2006 Live
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Moogfest 2006 Live MVD Visual Street: 07.17 Moogfest 2006 Live serves as a sequel of sorts to the 2004 feature, Moog, sort of a now-watch-these-instruments-in-action presentation. However, whereas the former release focuses on artists who have or currently use various Moog synthesizers to push music forward (Meat Beat Manifesto, Charlie Clouser, Luke Vibert), this feature stars