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August 2010

Event Reviews


Courtney Love has resurrected Hole, in a way, and set out on a tour that has quickly become the must-see beautiful disaster of the summer. Jen Cray caught the uneven Orlando show.

Lords of Acid

Lords of Acid allows the return to Orlando's classic '90s rave club, and all we can muster is two lousy glow sticks?


Despite a few technical malfunctions, So-Cal pop/rock combo Rooney wowed Orlando fans with a powerful live set, which is more than Chris Long can say about the warm up bands.


Throngs of faithful old-school arena rockers squeezed into their faded vintage Judas Priest and Iron Maiden T's and partied once again like it was 1989 at the Tampa stop of the Scorpions "farewell" tour. Chris Long was, of course, among them.

The Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan is The Smashing Pumpkins and, as a recent Orlando show proved to Jen Cray, his cast of brand new bandmates brings a whole new fist of fury to the band's sound and performance.

Warped Tour 2010

The lineup isn't as important as the experience when it comes to the Van's Warped Tour. Jen Cray smeared on some sunblock and took in the annual summertime tradition when the traveling circus hit Orlando.


Darryl Worley

Country music star Darryl Worley tries not to tarnish his bad reputation in an interview with Ink 19. Turns out there are some things about the singer/songwriter that might surprise you.

Frontier Ruckus

Impressionistic Michigan documentarians Frontier Ruckus make time in their infinite tour schedule to help Aaron Shaul better understand the opaque beauty of their newest album Deadmalls & Nightfalls.


Pumice's Stefan Neville talks with Aaron Shaul about his unique fusion of catchy pop and guttural noise, the pains of self-releasing music, and his exponentially growing discography.

Music Reviews

Blk Jks

Zol! (Secretly Canadian). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Bridges and Blinking Lights

Heroes, Guns and Snakes. Review by Al Pergande.

Coheed and Cambria

Year of the Black Rainbow (Columbia Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

The Horse Power EP (Quite Scientific Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Drunken Barn Dance

Grey Buried (Quite Scientific). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Fela (Reissues!)

Fela Kuti: Na Poi + Chop 'N Quench (Knitting Factory). Review by Shelton Hull.


Relayted (Jagjaguwar). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Light Pollution

Apparitions (Carpark Records). Review by Jeff Schweers.

Los Lobos

Tin Can Trust (Shout! Factory). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Marley's Ghost

Ghost Town (Sage Arts). Review by Tim Wardyn.


Sincerely, Severely (Orange Records). Review by Jeff Schweers.

Otis Taylor

Clovis People, Vol. 3 (Telarc). Review by James Mann.

Pernice Brothers

Goodbye, Killer (Ashmont Records). Review by Sean Slone.

Robert Randolph & the Family Band

We Walk this Road (Warner Brothers). Review by Christopher Long.


We Are Born (Red Ink Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Slow Six

Tomorrow Becomes You (Western Vinyl). Review by Jeff Schweers.

Smoke Fairies

Ghosts (453 Music). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Tender Forever

No Snare (K Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.

The Acorn

No Ghost (Bella Union). Review by Jeff Schweers.

The Besnard Lakes

The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night (Jagjaguwar). Review by Carl F Gauze.

The Break Mission

Alpha (Authentik Artists). Review by Sean Slone.

The Paperbacks

Lit from Within (Parliament of Trees). Review by Tim Wardyn.

The Raga Bop Trio

Raga Bop Trio (Abstract Logix). Review by Shelton Hull.


Save Me, San Francisco (Columbia Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Ty Segall

Melted (Goner ). Review by Michael Crown.

Various Artists

Lilith 2010 Tour Compilation (RCA/Jive/Sony Music). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Venice Is Sinking

Sand & Lines (One Percent Press). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Print Reviews

The Walker Brothers: No Regrets

Acolytes David Bowie and Jarvis Cocker may have a vested interest in maintaining the Walker mythos, but No Regrets is under no such obligation.

Screen Reviews

Final 24

Roger Pike's TV documentary investigates the deaths of famous celebrities, including Nicole Brown Simpson, Janis Joplin, Keith Moon, and Gianni Versace, among others. Carl F Gauze can't stop staring.

GOLD: Before Woodstock. Beyond Reality.

Hippies! Free love! Boobs! MC5! So why is this "lost classic" such a bummer, man?

Inbred Redneck Vampires

Vampires invade a small town, but Carl F Gauze finds the rednecks to be much more interesting in this low budget, highly entertaining B movie.

Words of Advice: William S. Burroughs On The Road

William S. Burroughs, rockstar, comes face-to-face with the underground youth culture that he helped to create. Matthew Moyer fills the Ink 19 crowd in on his extended victory lap, viewed through cinematic eyes.