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February 2010

Event Reviews

Four Year Strong

Four Year Strong

Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche soothes Orlando with his broad-palette approach to folk music -- but don't even think about catnapping during his set.

Interviews

An Interview with Metalocalypse Director Jon Schnepp

Jon Schnepp talks with Ink 19's Gail Worley about beating the censors, loving the metal, and Metalocalypse -- a very metal dream come true -- and Antonio Cannobio contributes exclusive Dethklok art (exclusive!). Bang your heads.

Doug Fieger

Tragically, The Knack's career has come to a close with the passing of frontman/ songwriter/ guitarist Doug Fieger on Valentine's Day 2010. Steve Stav remembers the man, resurrecting this interview conducted for Ink 19 a few days after Fieger's 53rd birthday in 2005.

Gaby Moreno

Hitting the road with Ani DiFranco as a follow-up to her national touring debut with no less a superstar than Tracy Chapman, Gaby Moreno will have to follow-up her debut album, Still the Unknown with a title more befitting her potential breakout. She's already got some surprises up her sleeve for the second act.

Music Reviews

Alicia Keys

The Element of Freedom (J Records). Review by Christopher Long.

Black Breath

Razor To Oblivion (Southern Lord). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Book of Love

Book of Love, Lullabye, Candy Carol, Lovebubble (Noble Rot). Review by Scott Adams.

Booker T.

Potato Hole (ANTI-Records). Review by Joe Frietze.

Dilana

Inside Out (Bunk Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Editors

In This Light And On This Evening (Kitchenware Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Gnaw Their Tongues

All the Dread Magnificence of Perversity (Crucial Blast). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Harvestman

In a Dark Tongue (Neurot Recordings). Review by Matthew Moyer.

KK Null

Oxygen Flash (Neurot Recordings). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Los Cenzontles with David Hildago & Taj Mahal

American Horizon (Los Cenzontles Arts Center). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Low Anthem

Oh My God, Charlie Darwin (Nonesuch). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Mavis Staples

Live - Hope at the Hideout (Anti-Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers

The Bear (Vanguard Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

The Dukes of Stratosphear

25 O’clock/ Psonic Psunspot (Ape UK). Review by James Mann.

The Prairie Cartel

Where Did All My People Go (Long Nights, Impossible Odds). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Trent Dabbs

Your Side Now (Ready.Set.Records!). Review by Andrew Ellis.

Various Artists

100mNYC (100m Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

X-Ray Spex

Live @ the Roundhouse London 2008 (Year Zero/Future Noise). Review by Matthew Moyer.

YACHT

See Mystery Lights (DFA records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music U

Underworld vs. The Misterons

Athens (!K7). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Print Reviews

Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful

Photographer Phil Griffin captures one of rock's best-loved bands in this behind-the-scenes Bon Jovi must-have.

Animals and Objects In and Out of Water

Carl F Gauze recommends this collection of posters from the hottest graphic artist of the year, Jay Ryan.

Confessions of an Ex-Doofus Itchyfooted Mutha

Harlem Renaissance man by way of Chicago in the 1970s, Melvin Van Peebles adds another tome to his illustrious résumé.

Me and My Friends

Have you ever wanted to be behind the scenes with Red Hot Chili Peppers? Tim Wardyn learned more about the band (and Flea's anatomy) from photographer Tony Woolliscroft's book Me and My Friends than he ever wanted to know.

Screen Reviews

Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970

There's only one man whose swagger can quiet a crowd of 600,000 people on the cusp of rioting. His name is Leonard Cohen, and once again the poet/musician surfaces from images of the past.

Crazy Heart

Jeff Bridges transforms Crazy Heart from a story everyone's heard before into something that might be special enough to turn the heads of a select few.