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November 2008


In support of their new release, New Surrender, Florida-rockers Anberlin returned to Philly.



Cobra Starship

Cobra Starship decided to bring a bit of sass to Philadelphia with the SassyBack Tour, and Brittany Sturges revels in the guilty pleasure.

DeciBelle Festival

Chris Catania gets in touch with his feminist side at Chicago's DeciBelle Festival.

Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy ditched the large venues for an intimate show in Philadelphia.

Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara, City and Colour, and Girl in a Coma rock at the Electric Factory in Philly.


Dave Barnes

In today's music world, great new musicians are few and far between. Add to that a stunning sense of humor and a heart of gold and you'll find none other than Nashville singer/songwriter Dave Barnes. Lynn Wallace talks to the musician about his new album, touring, and how he manages to be so freakin' funny.


Oneida is one of the most adventurous bands in one of the most adventurous cities: Brooklyn, New York. P. McEver catches up with drummer Kid Millions between installments one and two for a few words on performing, creating, and bodily functions.

Pop Levi

How do you dethrone the "King of Pop"? Let the current king disappear to Bahrain and get sued for $7 million by an Arab sheik; take your kaleidoscopic and playful songs to California's Westlake Studios where Michael Jackson recorded Thriller; or simply be a boy named Pop. Pop Levi goes 2 of 3 and emerges with Never Never Love, an album shot through with the ghosts of Prince, MJ, and R. Kelly. S D Green and the musical shape-shifter talk the process of Pop.

Music Reviews

Music A

The Alternate Routes

The Watershed EP (Vanguard). Review by Tim Wardyn.


Ample Fire Within (Southern Lord). Review by Matthew Moyer.


Sleepwalker (Vibraphone). Review by Matthew Moyer.

At the Soundawn

Red Square: We Come in Waves (Lifeforce Records). Review by P. McEver.

Music B

Chris Bathgate / Hezekiah Jones

The Asheville Squints (Quite Scientific). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Bubblegum Lemonade

Susan's in the Sky EP (Matinee). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music C

Jim Carroll

Praying Mantis (Noble Rot). Review by Carl F Gauze.


Frigidiis Apotheosia (Paragon / Apparitia). Review by Matthew Moyer.


Still, Nothing Moves You (Bridge Nine). Review by Jen Cray.

Gene Clark

Silverado '75: Live and Unreleased (Collectors' Choice Music). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music D


D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. (Candlelight). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Down The Line

Home Alive (Self-Released). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music E

Empire Isis

Sound The Trumpets (Nutz). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music F

The Family Curse

Spice Rack (Fainting Room Collective). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Fight Amp

Hungry For Nothing (Translation Loss). Review by Jen Cray.


Na Na Ni (The Kora ). Review by P. McEver.

Fueled By Fire

Spread the Fire (Metal Blade Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music H


Black Holiday in Mexico City (Shut Eye Records and Agency). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music J

Johnny Foreigner

Waited Up 'til It Was Light (Nettwerk). Review by Jen Cray.


EP (Monkey Wrench). Review by Jen Cray.

Music L

Los Dryheavers

Words of Surrender (Lorelei Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music M

Shannon McArdle

Summer of the Whore (Bar None). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Music O

Obscured by Clouds

Psycheclectic (In Music We Trust). Review by Tim Wardyn.


Secrets and Lies (Music Minders). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music P

Pictures and Sound

Pictures and Sound (Vanguard). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Proud Simon

A Night of Criminals (Team Clermont). Review by P. McEver.

Music R

Rise Against

Appeal to Reason (DGC/Interscope). Review by Jen Cray.

Emmy Rossum

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

Music S


A Season of Bad Dreams (Community Records). Review by Jen Cray.

Eban Schletter

Witching Hour (Oglio). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Spanish Prisoners

Songs To Forget (Exit Stencil Recordings). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Straight Line Stitch

When Skies Wash Ashore (KOCH/Raging Nation Records). Review by P. McEver.

Stranded in Stereo

Stranded in Stereo Volumes 9 & 10 (Stranded in Stereo). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Music T


Beginning. Review by Andrew Ellis.


Fucked Up Friends (anticon). Review by P. McEver.

Chris Trapper

Songs from the Middle of the World: Solo/Acoustic Rarities Vol.1. Review by Andrew Ellis.

Twin Tigers

Curious Faces/Violet Future. Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music V

Georgio "The Dove" Valentino

You Brought a Knife to a Gunfight (Tom Perkins Entertainment). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Tom Verlaine

Dreamtime (Collector's Choice). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music W


Six (Crucial Blast). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Dennis Wilson

Pacific Ocean Blue (Sony/Capitol/Legacy). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music X

XX Teens

Welcome to Goon Island (Mute). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music Y

Raya Yarbrough

Raya Yarbrough (Telarc). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Print Reviews

The Letters of Allen Ginsberg

Troy Jewell recommends the The Letters of Allen Ginsberg to Beatniks and squares alike.

Screen Reviews

Christmas On Mars

Call me a dork if you must, but I can't wait to ogle Wayne Coyne's backyard space ship and get infected with the alien spirit of Christmas. Carl F Gauze considers Christmas on Mars required watching for the 12-sided dice crowd.