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October 2008

Event Reviews

Against Me!

Jen Cray hoofs it to Orlando's HOB, where she gets an amped-up dose of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and sticks around for a satisfying Against Me! set.

Hideout Block Party 2008

Chris Catania makes it through a weekend of punk, rock, hip hop, sweat, and garbage cans without having his head mistaken for a hi-hat.


Jen Cray is charmed by the BYOB atmosphere as well as the porta-potties at an Orlando Gatorface show.


Bloody, funny, and LOUD, Gwar returns to the stage with openers Kingdom of Sorrow and Toxic Holocaust. Carl F Gauze dodges a giant Chekhovian penis to come face-to-face with Satan at Orlando's Club Firestone.


Pinback and sBACH rock the Paradise, and turn Addam Donnelly's frown upside down.

Rise Against

Jen Cray is thoroughly rocked by a triple bill of Rise Against, Thrice, and Alkaline Trio. All killer, no filler? The point can be argued...

The Revival Tour with Chuck Ragan

What's so great about The Social? Just ask Jen Cray, who gets all comfy with Chuck Ragan, Ben Nichols, Tim Barry, and Austin Lucas, The Revival Tour, everyone. Jen's got love.


Paul Lucas forgets his «Ce Jue» masque and misses out on a kiss from YELLE, but gets a kick from The Social's lineup of energetic techno pop acts, anyway.


Lydia Lunch

Shelton Hull refers to the feminist vision of the inimitable Lydia Lunch as "seminal" and lives to tell the tale.

Tim Fite

Chris Catania gets cozy in a fishy alley with Tim Fite, who isn't Gallagher and doesn't wear stretch pants.

Music Reviews

Music A

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

Recurring Dream and Apocalypse of Darkness (Important). Review by Aaron Shaul.

John Amen

Ridiculous Empire (Cool Midget). Review by Carl F Gauze.

The Armed Forces

Proudly Present Modern Gospel for Modern Men and Women (Goldtooth). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music B

Nat Baldwin

MVP (Broken Sparrow). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Below Jupiter

Step Into Home (Act 1). Review by Carl F Gauze.


Set and Drift. Review by Carl F Gauze.

Broadway Calls

Broadway Calls (Adeline). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music C

Christian Death

American Inquisition (Season of Mist). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Controlled Bleeding

Before the Quiet (MVD Audio). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Course of Nature

Damaged (Silent Majority). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Music D

Rick Danko

Times Like These (Breeze Hill). Review by Al Pergande.

Dave Corp

The Sweet Life (Sluggo's Goon Music). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Mike Doughty

Golden Delicious (ATO). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Music F


Jerks and Creeps (Accretions). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Future Memories

Various Artists (Interchill). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music G

Diamanda Galas

Guilty Guilty Guilty (Mute). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Gnaw Their Tongues

An Epiphanic Vomiting of Blood (Crucial Blast). Review by Matthew Moyer.


Long, Lointain (Baskaru). Review by Aaron Shaul.


Silhouette (Skeemin' Productions). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music H

Murry Hammond

I Don't Know Where I'm Going But I'm On My Way (Humminbird). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Music I

The Infamous Stringdusters

The Infamous Stringdusters (Sugar Hill). Review by Chris Catania.

The Instruments

Dark Smaland (Orange Twin). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music J

Jaguar Love

Take Me to the Sea (Matador). Review by Addam Donnelly.

Johnny Superhero

Choices (Around Your Neck). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Matthew Perryman Jones

Swallow The Sea (MPJ). Review by Andrew Ellis.


The Devil Made Me Do It (Misfits). Review by Chris Catania.

Music K

Jacob Koller

Music for Bowlers (Ropeadope). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music L

Jake La Botz

Sing This to Yourself and Other Suggestions for a Personal Apocalypse (Charnel Grounds). Review by P. McEver.

Jeffrey Lewis

12 Crass Songs (Rough Trade ). Review by Michael Crown.

Lewi Longmire

Fire 'Neath the Still (Lawnmower Music). Review by Tim Wardyn.


Flashlights (self-assured/Team Clermont). Review by P. McEver.

Lurker of Chalice

Lurker of Chalice (Southern Lord). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music M

Yoshio Machida

Hypernatural #3 (Baskaru). Review by Aaron Shaul.


Nude With Boots (Ipecac). Review by Matthew Moyer.


Oracular Spectacular (Columbia). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music O


Preteen Weaponry (Jagjaguwar/Brah). Review by P. McEver.

Music P

Parts & Labor

Receivers (Jagjaguwar). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Dick Prall

Weightless (Authentic). Review by Chris Catania.

Music R

Rigor Sardonicus

Vallis Ex Umbra De Mortuus (Paragon). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Rudimentary Peni

No More Pain EP (Southern). Review by Matthew Moyer.


Rusalnaia (Camera Obscura). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Bayard Russell

Selftitled. Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music S

Soulshake Express

Heavy Music (Beatville). Review by Jen Cray.

The Sauce Boss

Raw (Burning Disk). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music U

Uncle Salty's Cabin

Oh Hell...Just Throw 'Em All On There (Darin Di Pietro /BMI). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music W

T.K. Webb and the Visions

Ancestor (Kemado). Review by Jen Cray.

Music Y

Gregg Yeti and The Best Lights

Heart Palpitations of The Rich And Famous (Eskimo Kiss). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Print Reviews

Johnny Boo

James Kochalka doesn't have a three-page collection for nothing -- he's as prolific as he is irreverent as he is talented, and his latest children's comic sparks a series of deep thoughts in the mind of Andrew Coulon. Put down the wookie and pick up a copy!

Modern Masters Volume 16: Mike Allred

Bruce Phillips is cuckoo for this in-depth illustrated interview with Madman creator, Mike Allred.

New York Dolls

Even if you're not a child of the '70s, sweep the comic books off your coffee table -- Matthew Moyer thinks you should make room for New York Dolls: The Photographs of Bob Gruen.

Rough Stuff

Bruce Phillips gets his fingertips all inky poring over the latest Rough Stuff.

Screen Reviews

TSOL: The Early Years Live

Matthew Moyer spends a quiet night in with TSOL.