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 Lee Adcock

Muuy Biien – Age of Uncertainty (Autumn Tone)

Muuy Biien – Age of Uncertainty (Autumn Tone)

ACT 1 Cue to a back alley. With their cracked sidewalks that yield scuttling cockroaches at night, they do attract young punks hungry for a back story. To be sure, no one knew the five boys of Muuy Biien then; and one member, at least, was frying chicken for a chain restaurant to make ends […]

 Lee Adcock

SOTD #750 – So Cow

SOTD #750 – So Cow

Ah-ha! It’s just as I suspected. I have this habit of trying to imagine songwriters through their lyrics – and especially in the car, where this side compartment in my imagination works on overdrive. Thus – there’s this one guy Brian Kelly, and he’s got this band So Cow, except in this case it isn’t […]

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SOTD #746 – Skinny Girl Diet

SOTD #746 – Skinny Girl Diet

Throughout rock n’ roll’s 60-year lifespan, men have always envisioned particular archetypes for women. There’s the cheating kind, the angels and the devils, the enigmas, the free spirits, and of course the flat-out foxy ladies. Even those who wish to hold a candle to femininity only do so to the mythos of femininity. Man is […]

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SOTD #744 – Kleenex Girl Wonder

SOTD #744 – Kleenex Girl Wonder

Have you ever tried to write a song? I mean, really sat down with a melody or a backbeat and tried to figure out what words fit in each nook? You should try it one day. Tap your subconscious and see what pours out. Me, I’ve been trying lately, and I find myself locking into […]

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SOTD #743 – Magana

SOTD #743 – Magana

Oh, you. You, the singer. You, who can reach through my headphones and command my whole attention. Sometimes the gut reaction is the only way to react: the swoon, the surrender, the fixation with this suave persona that swaggers with such ease. Through music I have learned the shape of desire – contoured and faceted, […]

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Preoccupations – Preoccupations (Jagjaguwar)

Preoccupations – Preoccupations (Jagjaguwar)

It’s my hope that, when death should come, I should embrace it. Indeed, of the scant “life goals” I’ve set for myself, that’s at the top – that I should reach a certain age where I can logically deduce (or that others can deduce for me, if my mind should crumble) that ceasing to exist […]

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NOTS – Cosmetic (Goner): The Analytic Approach

NOTS – Cosmetic (Goner): The Analytic Approach

“No novelty”, shouts Natalie Hoffman, lead singer and guitarist of Memphis punk band Nots, on their sophomore record Cosmetic. It’s one of the last tracks on the record, but it’s the one to reference in case someone wants to point out that this gang of four is “an all-girl band”. Carrie Brownstein has often stressed […]

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Athens Popfest 2016, Day 3 – The Crush

Athens Popfest 2016, Day 3 – The Crush

Tim Darcy of Ought. All photos taken by John Roark. Lunchbox video by Claude Cardenas; all other videos taken by Jason Seiple. August 12, 2016 Grunt. I’m up Friday morning, but sheer force of will keeps my body upright. I’ve probably slept four hours, and my whole lower body aches from the jubilation of last […]

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Athens Popfest, Day 2 – The Dance

Athens Popfest, Day 2 – The Dance

Punisher of drums for Deerhoof (and fellow introvert) Greg Saunier, shot by the lovely folk of Gauche. All videos by Jason Seiple. Thursday, August 11, 2016 T-Shirt for the day: Melt-Banana tee, grey. Acquired back in April after seeing Melt-Banana open for Melvins (in 20 minutes or less). You cannot force the dance. The dance […]

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Athens Popfest 2016, Day 1 – The Embrace

Athens Popfest 2016, Day 1 – The Embrace

John Ferguson (left) and Robert Schneider (right) serenade the crowd in Spaceflyte. The above screen grab and all videos shot by Jason Selpie. Wednesday, August 10, 2016 T-shirt for the day: Tunabunny tee circa Genius Fatigue, hot pink on lime green. Acquired after the first gig I ever saw in Athens. Symbolic, much? I can […]

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