Hunters to Play Nashville July 23rd


Although often said to the point of exhaustion, critics and fans have a knack for describing artists as mismatched with their respective decade. And let’s be honest, even when it’s true, half the time the cliche factor alone turns us off from actually checking them out. There’s only so many times I can be sold [...]

Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Yoko Ono Announce Collaboration

Thurston Moore

With last year’s announcement of Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon’s divorce earlier this year, the future of Sonic Youth quickly and solemnly came into question. Although on an indefinite hiatus, the marital split of the two pointed to a potentially permanent end. But behold, there is hope! After a recent collaborative benefit single, “Early in [...]

Watch: Lee Ranaldo Releases ‘Angles’ Video


In line with Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo’s new album Between the Time and the Tides, the multi-instrumentalist has released the new video for track Angles. Directed by the guitarist’s wife, Leah Singer, the video features Ranaldo swinging his trademark customised Fender Jazzmaster guitar around back alleys of New York, whilst an unknown red-coated woman [...]

Stream Lee Ranaldo’s New Solo Album


Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo announced the release of his ninth solo album in late 2011, and now a week before it’s release, listeners will be able to stream the album exclusively at the Rolling Stone. Between the Times and the Tides will be released on the 20th March on the record label Matador. Ranaldo played [...]

Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo Announces Solo Album


Ranaldo will release his ninth solo album, ‘Between the times & the Tides’ on 20th March. Following in bandmate Thurston Moore’s footsteps, the album will be released on the record label Matador, and will feature an enviable list of musical contributors such as Jim O’Rourke, Alan Licht, Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and Wilco’s Nels [...]

Review: Ringo Deathstarr @ 529


Here’s the setup. Ringo Deathstarr is a really loud, analog effect heavy, three piece, upbeat shoegaze band from Austin, Texas. My band played on a bill with them at the Drunken Unicorn here in Atlanta a while ago (maybe three years). That’s a significant amount of time – long enough for both their band and [...]

Review: No Age @ Drunken Unicorn


From the middle of the sardined and sweaty Drunken Unicorn room on a wintery Atlanta Friday night, the sound wall behind No Age guitarist Randy Randall looks like a garage kid’s dream come true. It’s a could-be 5150 full stack (it’s not) sandwiched up like a vertical ‘V’ to an Ampeg SVT full stack beneath [...]

Satan May Not Be Telling You To Go, But You Should!

In a loving and respectful way you might call Guided By Voices the grandfathers of indie rock. GBV (the shorthand I will use to refer to the band Guided By Voices for the rest of this post) had been prolifically making music for over two decades when they disbanded in 2004. Well three cheers for [...]