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Battles Live @ Brighton Music Hall, Boston MA [12-11-19]
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Well, thank God for Jimmy Fallon. I know, strange way to start a live show review, huh? But, it’s related. Hear me out. Back in the day when late night television was worth watching (your John Stewarts, your David Lettermans), there was a little show called Late...

Thursday, 12 December 2019
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Ground Control’s Holiday Buyer’s Guide 2019
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Hoooo boy! It’s that time of year again! We just spent a grueling weekend with our families for Thanksgiving, seeing people we would rather avoid, commuting in a hellscape, and realizing that the pit of small talk is bottomless. But now it’s time to reorient...

Thursday, 05 December 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 404
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the All That Matters Is This Matter LP by Holy Beach. Someone wise once said that “Variety is the soul of pleasure. Variety is the condition of harmony. The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new....

Saturday, 30 November 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 403
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the “Hold Fast”/”Demons” 12” picture disc single by the Drowns. Ignoring the fact that the very idea of a two-songs-on-one-side, digitally printed twelve-inch single could easily be defined as the...

Sunday, 24 November 2019
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TV Party Tonight! #76
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Apocalypse Now! 40th Anniversary 4K Final Cut Edition It’s in graduate school that movies really hit me. Maybe it was the desire to gain a better understanding of the artform, or maybe it was the fact that I was stuck in the country going to school with nothing to...

Thursday, 21 November 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 402
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Oh Sees Smote Reverser photo: turntablelab.com It’s a funny thing when you think a band has topped themselves to the point of no return. That happened to me when I first heard Smote Reverser by Oh Sees (formerly Thee Oh Sees). Now this statement (topping oneself) is...

Wednesday, 20 November 2019
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I Wanna be Literated #210
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Empowered Vol. 11by Adam Warren Reckon with the man Adam Warren and his works! Especially Empowered. I gotta say the only thing that’s gotten worse about the Empowered series is that they don’t come out as often as they used to. Is it a superhero comic? A parody of...

Friday, 15 November 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 401
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Bowels of Earth LP by Entombed A.D. I have to confess that the last time I paid any attention to the members of Entombed was around 1993, when the band released Wolverine Blues. The truth is that I became interested when I...

Wednesday, 13 November 2019
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Photobooth: Pale Lips @ O’ Brien’s [Allston, MA] 10-26-19
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Photos by Richard...

Tuesday, 12 November 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 400
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The Hold SteadyThrashing Thru the Passion Happy 400th Vinyl Vlog! Thank god for this album, folks. Thank GOD! I think I’ve said this before, but the Hold Steady are one of those bands that suffers from Monty Python syndrome, in the sense that...

Thursday, 07 November 2019
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Photobooth: Sleater-Kinney Live @ House of Blues [Boston, MA] 10-29-19
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Photos by Hailey...

Monday, 04 November 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 399
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Crisis Point LP by Subhumans. Mark Twain once said that, in order to truly find one’s way to genuine inspiration, “First, get your facts straight – then distort them at your leisure.” Now forty-one years after...

Thursday, 31 October 2019
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