Slower! Slower! Jen Cray is bowled over by the brutal trudge of an evening with Down, Weedeater and the mighty Melvins.
Reggae legend Lee "Scratch" Perry performs live at Orlando's The Social for a room packed full of appreciators, our own Phillip Haire among them.
Elianne Halbersberg continues her behind-the-scenes look at the new musical gear showcased at this summer's NAMM show in Nashville, Tenn.
For its fourth year the Pitchfork Music Festival proves to Chris Catania, and about 20,000 fans, that it can deliver the goods as well as the big guys.
The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus comes to Texas, flooding Carl F Gauze with good cheer and family fun.
Against all odds the annual Rothbury Music Festival perseveres with the help of The Dead, Bob Dylan, and Willie Nelson. Chris Catania reports from Michigan.
Elianne Halbersberg discusses the future of the music industry with the president and CEO of the National Association of Music Merchants.
Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. (Concord Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Cut (Affairs of the Heart). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Trio B.C. (Blackheart Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Rejoicer (Death By Audio). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Milky Ways. (!K7 Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
It's All True (Riley). Review by Rachel Bowen-Wilkerson.
Electric Dirt (Vanguard Records/Dirt Farmer Music). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Satanic Blasphemies (Regain Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Bolshevik Disco (Manimal Vinyl). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Polly Scattergood (Mute). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Super Group (Good Charamel Records). Review by Laura Pontillo.
Shut Up and Bleed (Atavistic Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Beggars (Vagrant). Review by Jen Cray.
Good Views, Bad News (SideOneDummy). Review by Jen Cray.
Message From The People (Concord). Review by Carl F Gauze.
American Rubicon (Red Scare). Review by Jen Cray.
Hurrication EP (Olympic). Review by Carl F Gauze.
I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day (Jagjaguwar). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Contradictions. Review by Robert M. Sutton.
Change. Review by Robert M. Sutton.
Not Broken Yet. Review by Robert M. Sutton.
Enemy Mine (Jagjaguwar). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Seven Days Now (CSSR). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Some people like their world in small plastic pieces. Carl F Gauze envies them.
The inside skinny on collectors of original comic book art and Carl F Gauze's take on the guys who dig pictures of men who wear their underwear outside their pants.
Shelton Hull suspects Jimmy Page is pleased with this unabashedly unauthorized biography.
This collection of anecdotes and reveries of the infamous New York Dolls from their bassist, Arthur "Killer" Kane, has Carl F Gauze thinking better of getting the old band back together.
This expanded edition of Elliot Landy's rock photography collection Woodstock Vision has Matthew Moyer thinking of heading up north to chop firewood with Garth Hudson.
Bill Hale's slick photo collection reminds haters and fans alike of Metallica's glory days. Even Matthew Moyer admires the redemption.
Wouldn't you like to view a gallery of coroner's photos, featuring the artistically dispatched Amanda Palmer? Matthew Moyer knows you do.
In author Pete Blecha's new examination of the gnarled roots of Seattle rock music, he posits that it all started with the slurred words "Louie Louie." Scott Adams obviously approves.
Bill Plympton offers a refreshing taste of intelligent animation to those who would be infinitely entertained by drooly dog antics.
An alien race forced to live in slum-like conditions in Johannesburg discovers a surprising camaraderie with a government agent that is exposed to its biotechnology. It may be 2009's most thrilling film, sez Julie Haverkate.
Don't worry that all the actors die in Bill Plympton's low-budget Western -- the show must go on, sez Carl F Gauze.
Carl F Gauze got some laughs out of this new post-teen comedy, but found it had as much heart and depth as an Archie comic.
Idiosyncratic and in relentless pursuit of perfection, Sonny Rollins cut a swath through jazz music that has yet to fade out. Scott Adams examines this documentary of his musical achievements.
Activist and Flipper-trainer Richard O'Barry relives his guilt over captivity and the ill treatment of dolphins through this documentary that explores the slaughter of thousands of beautiful Cetaceans off the coast of Japan.