“In 1967, rock ‘n’ roll was flourishing, the hippie movement was happening and pop sensations (such as the Beatles) had gone from being perceived as heartthrobs to experimental artists.” – UCR .. Now, it almost seems funny to me, a Beatles fan, that Ultimate Classic Rock would phrase it as “pop sensations… such as the […]
Score: 8.5/10 . Plankton Wat is the musical moniker of what’s actually a solo artist anyway, guitarist/bassist/producer Dewey Mahood out of Portland. Although The Healing Earth features some very scant, gentle vocals on one song which don’t even really form words but rather just embody another nice texture over some of these careful, punctilious tones, […]
Score: ****/***** . Boy, does Matt Shultz get right into it when he’s out there doing his thing: he’s decked out in this all-black, denim looking outfit with this big, black cowboy hat on, his short, wiry little frame traipsing about the stage with an oddly taut sense of purpose. The delivery is measured, languid, […]
The purpose of this gathering of faces And multifariously textured sinews Is entertainment, the abrupt halt Of the conception of reality of masses, Millions of ongoing viewers with Limp hands in buckets of popcorn, Feet absently fondling a blissful cat and Manufactured faces on all the walls.
Score: 8/10 . My first experience with The Budos Band was hearing what must have been something off of Burnt Offering in a bar in 2014, concurrent with that album’s release. Now, mind you, the culture was sort of on their side at that point, as that mark preceded Kamasi Washington’s breakthrough masterpiece The Epic […]
It’s almost impossible to contextualize the year 1994, a year which began with Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan getting brutally beaten after coming out of a competition practice, a year which brought us Pulp Fiction, and which found itself within the volatile, drug-addled throes of the cultural and musical sea change that was “grunge.” Nonetheless, that’s what […]
Score: 5/10 . Lightlessness is nothing new and neither is anything else, for that matter. Ok, here are a couple things I notice to Priests’ favor, right off the bat: A cool band name The androgyny and literal irreverence is good, very “punk” (although apparently they went online bit**ing about people calling them “punk” so […]
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Certain components of this situation strike me as noteworthy; others, not so much. Take the hate, for instance: nah, he’ll get over that. They’ll all get over that. Plus, it’s tongue-in-cheek… makes for good copy. At least in the ’90s it did… it was actually radical then. But what cannot be overlooked is that Ugly […]
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