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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 […]

 Lee Adcock

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 […]

 Lee Adcock

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, […]

 Lee Adcock

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 […]

 Caspar Jacobs

Rattle – Rattle (Upset the Rhythm)

Rattle – Rattle (Upset the Rhythm)

There’s the old saying that ‘writing about music is like dancing about architecture’, i.e. pointless. But as Robert Christgau rightly retorts: “One of the many foolish things about the fools who compare writing about music to dancing about architecture is that dancing usually is about architecture. When bodies move in relation to a designed space, be it […]

 Lee Adcock

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 […]

 Lee Adcock

SOTD #741 – Oh Well, Goodbye

SOTD #741 – Oh Well, Goodbye

Dread comes in many forms. However, I’d say they all fall into two classes – the real and the beckoned. The former emerges from factors beyond or barely within our control: the upcoming election for us Americans, the first day of school for the new kid in the neighborhood, a daunting workload for the stressed […]

 Lee Adcock

SOTD #733 – #738 – Rainham Sheds, Rattle, Kohti Tuhoa, Everyone is Dirty, No Sister

SOTD #733 – #738 – Rainham Sheds, Rattle, Kohti Tuhoa, Everyone is Dirty, No Sister

The beast that is Kohti Tuhoa, from Helsinki. Photo by Aleksi Sorjonen. Time has been fleeting lately. Great music slips through the cracks like golden dust. Are we gonna do something about it? Yes! Yes we can! Here, take a fistful. If we linger, it’ll slip away again. RAINHAM SHEDS I could be clever with […]

 Lee Adcock

Three Live Reviews, In Capsule Form

Three Live Reviews, In Capsule Form

Photo by Amanda Hatfield. I’ve been meaning to write a live review for a while, but the whole process always intimidates me. For one, I’m not a photographer. And two, I’m never sure if anyone cares for my account of a gig. But last night, flushed and pseudo-drunk (I’d only had ginger beer, but I […]

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