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November 2009

Event Reviews

Brand New

Brand New and Thrice play the first of a pair of sold-out Orlando dates.

Leonard Cohen

Matthew Moyer finds himself in the same concert hall as Leonard Cohen, holy clown, dour prophet, borscht belt crooner, and true legend -- in Tampa, Florida, no less.

Neko Case

Ink 19 guest contributor Jeff Schweers gets a high-class thrill from gorgeous red-haired maven Neko Case, who recently gifted Floridians with a long-overdue songfest. Top of the balls to you, Neko!

Revolting Cocks

Revolting Cocks' Lubricatour Tour sideswipes Orlando, nearly creaming Phillip Haire.

Strike Anywhere

Strike Anywhere turns a room full of strangers into a family with their well-measured mix of melodic punk and angry politics.

Teenage Bottlerocket

Keeping it simple but not stupid, Teenage Bottlerocket and a host of others helped make Jen Cray's evening enjoyable and yes, quite punk.

Wilco

Wilco wraps up a marathon North American tour at home in Chicago with the usual mix of musical precision, chemistry, and warmth.

Interviews

Black Stone Cherry

Seven years ago, a 15-year-old Ben Wells had one goal in mind: to play music for a living. Now, with two albums to his credit as guitarist/vocalist for Black Stone Cherry, Wells' dream has become reality. Ink 19 spoke with the older and longer-haired Wells as he looked back, looked ahead, and looked out of the window of a tour bus.

Music Reviews

Alasdair Roberts

The Wyrd Meme (Drag City). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Broken Records

Until the Earth Begins to Part (V2 Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Circulatory System

Signal Morning (Cloud Recordings). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Cold Cave

Love Comes Close (Matador). Review by Kiran Aditham.

Creede Williams

After the Letters (Foreverything Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.

The Drums

Summertime (Twentyseven Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Harmonia and Eno '76

Tracks and Traces (Gronland/High Wire). Review by Matthew Moyer.

I Love You

Bell Ord Forrest (Joyful Noise). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Infernal Stronghold

Godless Noise (Forcefield Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Mike Doughty

Sad Man Happy Man (ATO Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Please Dept.

Vomit of Light. Review by Robert Sutton.

Ray Charles

The Genius Hits The Road (Concord Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Red Rooster

Walk (Self-Released). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions

Through the Devil Softly (Nettwerk). Review by Matthew Moyer.

The Gary

Chub EP (Cedar Fever Records). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.

The Penelope[s]

Priceless Concrete Echoes (Citizen). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music A

Apollo Up!

Walking Papers EP (Grand Palace). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.

Music C

Marshall Crenshaw

Jaggedland (429). Review by Sean Slone.

Music D

Betty Davis

Betty Davis (Light In The Attic). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music G

Genitorturers

Blackheart Revolution (G-Force/MVD Entertainment). Review by Jen Cray.

Music H

Horse Meat Disco

Horse Meat Disco (Strut). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music L

Liturgy

Renihilation (20 Buck Spin). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music M

Adam Marsland

Go West (Karma Frog). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Music P

Pink Mountaintops

Outside Love (Jagjaguwar). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Print Reviews

And Party Every Day

Sex, drugs, music, money, and power are the key ingredients of this behind-the-scenes tell-all surrounding the rise and ultimate demise of Casablanca Records as told by the legendary label's executive vice president, Larry Harris.

Make Your Place

Raleigh Briggs is not interested in the trendy side of DIY. Get down and dirty with her sweet collection of zines designed to inspire conscious living.

Rick Rubin: In the Studio

Jake Brown takes advantage of the 25th anniversary of Def Jam Records to present music fans with his appreciation of its co-founder, Rick Rubin.

Led Zeppelin: Shadows Taller Than Our Souls

Author Charles R. Cross delivers a unique and detailed account of Led Zeppelin's recording history -- one platinum-selling record at a time.

By The Time We Got To Woodstock

Veteran Rock and Roll Journalist Bruce Pollack rehashes all the significant songs and stories that led to the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Carl F Gauze is not impressed.

Precious Metal

Albert Mudrian's Hall of Fame lineup of heavy metal Decibel masterpieces is the stuff of teenage delinquent dreams.

Screen Reviews

Where the Wild Things Are

Spike Jonze interprets Maurice Sendak's classic children's story and accidentally produces a subtle and nuanced experience for the adult.

Zombieland

Zombieland breaks free from the confines of traditional zombie films by infusing extra heavy doses of black comedy with the blood and gore.