The Rockometer: Yo La Tengo, Eddy Current Supression Ring, Box Elders, Royal Bangs, and Jay Reatard

Yo La TengoPopular SongsMatador RecordsNo matter what the software makers call shuffle these days -- Smart DJ, intelligent mix, or auto playlist -- ...
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Let Me Tell You How Much This New Single by Boris Rules

I'll have more to say about the Boris 7" series at a later date, perhaps with bigger words, and perhaps in the style of an honest to goodness music ...
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Death, Rough Francis, This Moment in Black History Live @ The Beachland Ballroom Cleveland. 09.27.09

For the Detroit proto-punk band, Death, Sunday night's show at the Beachland Ballroom was supposed to provide the story book ending to a tale which ...
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Much to Rock About This Weekend: Soulsavers, Death, and Free Local Music from Founding Fathers and Prisoners

Friday, September 25th: HR of Bad Brains @ Now That's Class. Prisoners 7" Release show at Blue Arrow Records with beer and snacks and no cover. ...
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Moving Pictures Double Feature: "Dead Mantra" by Dead Skeletons and "One" by The Brian Jonestown Massacre

For the sake of clarity, we'll get the business end of today's double feature out of the way first. Dead Skeletons and The Brian Jonestown ...
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File Under Sometimes The Internet Tells the Truth: Tickets for the First Pavement Reunion Show Go On Sale Tomorrow

After a 24 hour cycle in which every other item in my RSS reader contained some combination of the words "Holy," "Sh*t," "Pavement," and "Reunion," ...
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“Cremation Ghat II” by Om

After three albums of heavy, pounding, spiritual ruminations one got the feeling that Om had taken their drum, bass, and Buddhism sound about as ...
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“Dog” by Gowns

It's been a few years since we've heard from Erica Anderson and Ezra Buchla and their noise-folk outfit Gowns. We have to go back to 2006 for the ...
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