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Object of the week: the platform boot

What it is: Platform boots have maintained somewhat of a cult status in recent years after making their debut in the industry in the 60s and 70s, where they were worn by David Bowie, Kiss and other rock stars of decades past. Much of the…

W♥M: Back

The music is still experience-- Even though the rock era is over sixty years old, there is still room for deconstruction, reassembly, gender and gender boundaries, and other innovations. Often the artists who end up becoming music…

On the Midnight Hour (Album Review)

Listeners will have approximately ten seconds into Perennial's At the midnight hour, the return of the guitar swirling defiantly and menacingly, before the Connecticut-based art punks dropped the tunes, pulled the rip cord and went…

Review: Yard Act – Overload

Through Dylan McNally, First year historyA brilliant debut that lives up to its hype of a classic band-in-waiting.Britain has no shortage of post-punk bands at the moment, but Yard Act is one of the most exciting, if not the most exciting.…

Eels – Extreme Sorcery | Comments

The many incarnations and iterations of Eels have produced a galaxy of works, all spiraling around the central star - or should it be a black hole - which is Mr. E himself. Currently in a more stable phase, "Extreme Witchcraft" sees Eels…

Basic runner Ellis first EP review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEO7rAERpZ0 Artist: 1st Base Runner (Real name: Tim Husmann) EP: “Ellis; »Release: December 10, 2021; Produced by Husmann; Mixed by Colin Bricker at Mighty Fine Productions; and mastered by Greg…

Moments that made us smile: 2021

It all started with a bang, the sound of metal crashing onto the sidewalks of Washington, DC as hundreds of Trumpers stormed the Capitol. This continued into another pandemic year; for every two steps we took with vaccines and testing, we…

The big JOE musical quiz of 2021

FIRST ROUND: MAJOR MUSIC EVENTS IN 2021Garth Brooks is back, baby! How did he describe the cancellation of his concerts at Croke Park in 2014 when he returned to the scene for a press conference in November? ROLLING / SAM BOAL…

The best of 2021

Weekend Mix music critic John Hayden selects his best albums of the year.LITTLE SIMZ Sometimes I could be introverted When Mercury Prize-nominated MC Little Simz nominated Kendrick Lamar on Sometimes I Might Be Introverted, she firmly!--break-->…

The 13 best new songs of the week

Week after week there are plenty of new rap songs no matter what time of year. It can be very difficult to stay aware of what's coming out and also what's hot, so XXL decided to make things easier for you. Instead of sorting out almost…

The 10 Best Bay Area Albums of 2021

hawak, nước (Self-released) nước is a multi-faceted Vietnamese word: it means "water" most often, but can sometimes mean "country" or "nation". That's a fitting slippery meaning for the title of Hawak's debut album, a screamo-toned poem!-->…