Brown Cuts Neighbors – X Simple X and More

Mike Nobody has uploaded some vintage 1990s Brown Cuts Neighbors video to his YouTube Channel. First up is the video for X Simple X (above), from 1995’s Squeeze Out Another Twinkle EP on Nose Hair Records. It takes a few seconds for the show to get going, but it is worth it. Mike also...

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Captain Beefheart – Best Batch Yet

Former Magic Band drummer Robert Williams posted this to his MySpace blog this morning. It is an astounding performance. If you can wrap your head around it, then you might get a bit why people can get so crazy about the music of Captain Beefheart. I love how chunky the bass is in this.

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Jason Martin Adirondack Power & Light LP

“Brooklyn-based musician and visual artist Jason Martin records on 4 track near his upstate NY home in a haunted cabin by a lake that used to be a valley of towns and Indian settlements. Some of them were his ancestors. This album crashes through deconstructed folk, gospel-tinged noise, a...

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Tuesday Morning Link Dump

Tuesday Morning Link Dump

Go get these on for yourselfness Aaron Smith – of Scientific Maps, nickname: Rebel, Stars of Rock and Evolution Revolution fame – has been mixing it up on the wheels of steel on the Bat Terrible show, Thursdays at 4pm, on WCDB 90.9FM in Albany, New York. He’s been spinning...

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Music Monday: Kill Your Pet Puppy

Music Monday: Kill Your Pet Puppy

So… you’ve read Rip It Up and Start Again, and Simon Reynolds follow-up Totally Wired, and are ass-deep in post-punk lore and legend and spend your days wandering the record stalls humming “She Is Beyond Good and Evil” by the Pop Group. And you start to wonder…...

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Lightning Bolt John Peel Session

I can’t believe I’ve never seen this before. This was way the long ago. Gibson’s hair suggest the 90’s, even. Cosmic. The awesomeness. Enjoy! Video found via beadyface. In other news – not so super unrelated – Atari Teenage Riot has released their first single...

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The Bitterest PiL (I Ever had to Swallow)

Having just recently logged a show where dredging up tunes of a bandtime gone by happened to happen, I don’t think I could be very pious on the subject of rehashing old band tunes from times gone by. But, I was never in Public Image, Ltd. Why those few songs on the first couple of

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Author & Punisher Bleak November East Coast Tour

Author & Punisher Bleak November East Coast Tour

The must-see show this season for those of you in the frigid northeast is the Bleak November Micro-Tour 2010. With stops in Wallingford, CT, Somerville, MA, Albany, NY, Philadelphia, PA and Brooklyn, NY from November 19-27. Basically, close enough to get to for anyone between Philly and Boston...

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Music Monday: DUSTdevils

Music Monday: DUSTdevils

DUSTdevils made some amazing sounds. I first became aware of them from hearing their version of the Fall’s Hip Priest on the radio. A couple of their releases trickled into my collection over the next couple of years. I eventually heard much more about them from Steven Cerio, who provided...

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nickname: Rebel returns to Albany on Sunday

I hope to see each and everyone of you tomorrow night nickname: Rebel returns to Albany, Sunday, October 24, downstairs at Valentine’s 17 New Scotland Ave, Albany NY; 518-432-6572 Doors at 7pm. show at 8pm. Thee lineup is: Joggle, Wow Cool recording artists nickname: REBEL and from...

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Your 2010 CMJ Schwag Report

OK. I’m in New York, at the CMJ2010 Music Marathon & Film Festival. Attending panel discussions, checking out the Exhibitors’ Loft & Registrants’ Lounge, grilling colleagues on this and that, hopefully checking out some of the approximately eight thousand bands playing this week...

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Dirty Dirty Dirty Showbiz

Dirty Dirty Dirty Showbiz

“I had an imaginary band and it turned into a real band”, or some words to that effect, was how Colleen Martin (aka Lady Starlight) described how her and her brother Jason’s childhood band Brown Cuts Neighbors, took on a life of its own some 20 years ago. I was in that band for...

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Report from 01SJ/AbsoluteZero

Benoit Maubrey/ Audio Gruppe’s The Audio Ballerinas (2010) use light sensors that enable them to produce sounds as they dance. Friday, September 17th, during AbsoluteZER0. San Jose, California. AbsoluteZero is a street art fair with a heavy DIY tech vibe. It’s a spin-off from the...

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Link’s Labour’s (Day) Lost

An further installment in the series of clearing out thee interesting tabs from thee browser before thee coming several weeks of much excitements and announcements of profound import. Missed it Dept.: Bryan Young at Huffington Post has an exclusive eight-page preview of Mat Johnson and Simon...

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Blonde Redhead – 4AD Session Taster

While checking in at Wow Cool East in Brooklyn this week I’ve managed to catch a taste of Blonde Redhead‘s upcoming 4AD Session. It was recorded and is being mixed by our resident multi-track wrangler Mr. Andrew Gerhan. Andy has done some nice work on upcoming releases from nickname...

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