Dylan Baldi of Cloud Nothings

Finding a right size for the Cloud Nothings

It can’t be easy for some bands to determine how “big” they are, though I assume in some ways they all want to become...
muuy

To Muuy Biien, and being 17 all over again

I’m a snob about punk music, a genre which I place into a finite definition. For many, merely having fast guitars and snide lyrics...
furs1

The Psychedelic Furs and the soundtracks of our lives

I can agree that movies from the 1980s, for the most part, are terrible. After the grit of the 1970s, the Me Decade, for...
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,...
la-luz-its-alive

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...
cinema

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...
nson2

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...