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June 2010

Event Reviews

Cage the Elephant

Cage the Elephant proves to Jen Cray that while you may try to contain the animal, there's nothing like a room full of screaming fans to set that beast free!

Coheed & Cambria

Coheed & Cambria turns an Orlando audience into a bunch of security guard biting, circle pit loving maniacs, as Paul Lucas reports.

OK Go

OK Go and opening acts The Booze and Earl Greyhound rock Firestone Live in Orlando.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The Plaza Theatre in Orlando showcases the talents of a newcomer and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and eventually lures Carl F Gauze out to the streets.

Interviews

Black Tambourine

What happens when a lost classic gets found? In the hands of Black Tambourine, the musical world becomes a better place, turns out. Matthew Moyer corrals the members of the once-forgotten noisepop band to get the whole sordid take on their expanded Black Tambourine reissue.

Larry Dvoskin

After 30 years in the music industry, producer, songwriter and musician Larry Dvoskin has released a set of his own music. Gail Worley finds out why it took so long.

Vivian Girls

Matthew Moyer caught up with Vivian Girls guitarist Cassie Ramone on the downside of SXSW, and found the core Vivians restless and ready to move on to new projects, but still completely dedicated to art and music.

Music Reviews

Braid

Frankie Welfare Boy Age 5, The Age of Octeen, Movie Music Vol.1, Movie Music Vol. 2 (Reissues) (Polyvinyl Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Music A

Against Me!

White Crosses (Sire). Review by Jen Cray.

Archie Bronson Outfit

Coconut (Domino). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Ólafur Arnalds

...and they have escaped the weight of darkness (Erased Tapes). Review by Carl F Gauze.

The Avett Brothers

I and Love and You (Columbia Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Music C

Crooked Still

Some Strange Country (Signature Sounds). Review by Joe Frietze.

Music D

Darkthrone

Circle the Wagons (Peaceville). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Dr. Dog

Shame, Shame (Anti-). Review by Sean Slone.

Music G

Adam Green

Minor Love (Fat Possum). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music H

Harvestman / US Christmas / Minsk

Hawkwind Triad (Neurot). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music J

Daniel Johnston

Is and Always Was (High Wire Music). Review by James Mann.

Music K

Kris Kristofferson

Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends (Light in the Attic). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music L

Zach Lupetin & the Dustbowl Revival

You Can't Go Back to the Garden of Eden. Review by Tim Wardyn.

Music M

Juan MacLean

DJ-Kicks (!K7 Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

MGMT

Congratulations (Sony/Columbia). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Mr. Gnome

Heave Yer Skeleton (US / THEM group). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music N

Next Stop... Soweto

Volume 1 (Strut). Review by Carl F Gauze.

The National

High Violet (4AD). Review by Jeff Schweers.

Music P

Rykarda Parasol

For Blood and Wine. Review by Matthew Moyer.

Past Lives

Tapestry of Webs (Suicide Squeeze). Review by Carl F Gauze.

People Like Us & Wobbly

Music For the Fire (Illegal Art). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music R

Paul Revere & The Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay

The Complete Columbia Singles (Collectors' Choice). Review by Steve Stav.

Otis Redding

Live on the Sunset Strip (Stax). Review by Scott Adams.

Music S

Smoke Fairies

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

Music T

Tonia Tecce

Smile. Review by Robert M. Sutton.

These New Puritans

Hidden (Domino). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Transmit Now

Downtown Merry-Go-Round (Silent Majority Group/ILG). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music U

Ufomammut

Eve (Supernatural Cat). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Print Reviews

Rock Shrines

Jeff Schweers buries this morbid, creepy, gag-inducing yet glossy coffee table tome about dead rock stars, where they died, and their final resting places.

Screen Reviews

You Really Got Me

Vintage footage of The Kinks follows them from the British Invasion up to the later MTV years, and Carl F Gauze is grateful for the lack of interruptions.

Muse: Under Review

Prog-rock giant Muse becomes the subject of an unauthorized documentary that tastes like tabloid spittle to Tim Wardyn.

Please Give

Two very different Manhattan families face change, conflict, and poverty as their lives -- and their apartments -- evolve.

Six Centuries of Verse

Sir John Gielgud threatens to clear the room with this eight-hour history of English verse, from Chaucer to Dylan Thomas. Carl F Gauze convinces you to stay.