Tag: indie music

Not So Worthless, Not So Reclusive: On Jandek

by Ben Arzate In 1978, a mysterious album called Ready for the House, credited to The Units, was released by a new record label calling itself Corwood Industries. The front cover was a poorly lit picture of a brightly decorated room with no text on the front. Despite the name implying a band, the album

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Paris Street Rebels – I Don’t Wanna Die Young/Freakshow AA Side – Music Review

by Bob Freville I had largely given up on Punk ever since pop-punk acts like Avril Lavigne and Good Charlotte co-opted the label and bastardized it. But every now and again, I come across an artist that puts things right and calls out the many wrongs of the genre. In recent years, acts like The

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Beating on a Hollow Log with a Bone: A Conversation with Indie Rock Veteran BillyDave Wammo

By Bob Freville In 1997 I was fishing through a used CD bin at my local record store when I came across an album with song titles like “Homage to the Ramones,” “This May Sound Kind of Weird” and “Children of the Corn Nuts.” As a lifelong Ramones fanatic and fat little weirdo, I was

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How Krimzon X Gets into Character for Halloween

By Bob Freville It’s October 31st, 2012 and the rapper [then] known as King Krimzon is out on parole. After refusing to pay a ticket, the law catches up with him…at one of his wicked stage shows. The police arrive in Halloween costumes and promptly arrest the Maestro of Murder Rap. As he’s led off

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