Category Archives: CDs

The Mating Album Covers Series Part 8

Once again, courtesy of those of those wacky and inspired collage artistes at the BCB Music Forum, Kath and Phenomenal Cat, we present for your visual delight a series of artworks that re-configure iconic imagery to create a world of … Continue reading

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OFF! Announces Upcoming Album with a Parody of The Decline of Western Civilization

OFF! is releasing a second album, Wasted Years, set to drop April 8th. The album is a follow-up to their self-titled album, and features cover art by Raymond Pettibon. Check out this teaser video of “Void You Out.”

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So, About Black Flag In 2014

Once again, the internet is buzzing with news about Black Flag. This has been happening every couple of months for a year now, and it’s become disquieting. For twenty-five years, there was no news, because there was no Black Flag. … Continue reading

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Eternally Inflammable: An Interview With Stiff Little Fingers’ Jake Burns

It’s been thirty-five years since Stiff Little Fingers launched their debut album, Inflammable Material, into a severely agitated United Kingdom. A first-hand account from the heart of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the band’s righteous spirit and urgent delivery established … Continue reading

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Snap Judgments: Quick And Dirty Music Reviews, January 2014

One of the New Year’s Resolutions your humble editor made, and intends to keep, is to feature more new, local and obscure artists here in our virtual pages. I have to admit, I’ve spent a lot of time writing about … Continue reading

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Winter Surf Fest: The Surf ‘s Up, Keeping The Winter Hot!

It was around 2002 that Carl Schneider of Black Market Magazine turned me on to the revival of Surf music and the burning underground buzz being created by a batch of new Surf Bands here in Southern California. I mentioned … Continue reading

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Album Review: Sky Ferreira’s “Night Time, My Time”

Sky Ferreira has blown me away with her new album, Night Time, My Time. The singer/songwriter (who is also a model and actress) released an EP entitled Ghosts last year, which did not make much of an impression when I … Continue reading

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Lucinda Williams’s Hard-to-Find Debut Album Reissued

If you’re a fan of country/folk singer Lucinda Williams, hailed by Time Magazine as ”America’s Best Songwriter”, you may have noticed that her 1988 self-titled debut has become difficult to find. The album launched Williams’s long and impressive career, and featured the … Continue reading

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Miles Davis’ The Collected Artwork Book Signing and Release Party November 9th

If you loved the man and dug his music, now you have the chance to celebrate Miles Davis as a visual artist this Saturday, November 9th, between 12 noon – 2 p.m. at Mr. Music Head Gallery on Sunset Boulevard in … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Last’s Danger Reignites A Rich History

The recordings owed their origin to none of the usual motives- whether they be the desire for fame and fortune, or even women and song. – Raymond Pettibon album cover for “Danger.” To say that Danger, The Last’s first album … Continue reading

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