The boys, back in 1987

U2 haters still haven’t found what they’re looking for

I don’t believe Ann Coulter, but what’s she’s achieved is brilliance. Coulter has made millions by saying and writing outrage, with a conviction which...
The Notwist, Close to the Glass

Review: After six-year hiatus, Notwist’s return didn’t need to be so difficult

Germans tend to make things tougher than they need to be, but I think it’s because they like the challenge. Look at their language,...
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La Luz brings sun-surf to gloomy Pacific Northwest

Musical styles can migrate, like birds. It doesn’t happen all at once, a song here, a band there, but given some time to marinate,...
Easter Island at Caledonia Lounge

Easter Island ends a sterling musical trip

Of the many great scenes in Spinal Tap, one continued to flash in my mind while watching Easter Island’s final show at Caledonia Saturday...
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I have a fever, and the prescription is more Cinemechanica

There was a catch phrase some years back – More Cowbell. After last night’s show at Caledonia, I’m gonna co-opt that and make a...
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New Sound of Numbers: Invisible Magnetic

Athens has an affinity for bands with lots of people in them, which shouldn’t be so unusual in a town with lots of bands....
Easter Island

Of musical bonds and the end of Easter Island

You find a band you like, you get attached, and suddenly it goes away – this happens often in Athens, Ga. In the eight...
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Review: Alt-J remixes deserve a command delete

It’s in our character to fuss with our creations, I don’t believe human nature is ever satisfied. Admit it, do you ever stay on...
Big Bam Boom

Hall & Oates and the teenage method of modern love

I started listening to Hall & Oates because of a girl. And yes, her name was Sarah. For the early part of my teens,...
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Review: Star Anna the princess of darkness in brooding Hell

It’s easy to be impressed by Americana music, especially when fronted by a female lead. The slide guitar, the slow burn, the yearning croon,...