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An Albatross Play Show With Famed Producer Wharton Tiers
"Are the vocals loud enough?" producer and musician Wharton Tiers -- whose roster includes An Albatross, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr. and Helmet -- asked the Knitting Factory crowd on Jan. 31. He was being funny. The ensemble consisted of eight people, but not one person made a peep w…
Melt Banana Lite Is Actually Pretty Dark
Melt Banana make spazzy punk for people who enjoy psychedelics. When they played Bowery Ballroom Nov. 23, they started their set noisy and dark. The band left us literally in the dark. The only luminance came from the flashlights attached to headbands frontwoman Yasuko Onuki and guitarist Ichirou Ag…
Fun Fun Fun Fest Solidify Lineup, Sell Out Pre-Sale
Austin, Texas' fourth annual Fun Fun Fun Fest, set to take place Nov. 7 and 8 at Waterloo Park, has announced a solidified lineup, including headliners Danzig, the Jesus Lizard, Ratatat, the Cool Kids, Of Montreal, the Whitest Kids U Know, Pharcyde and Brian Posehn...
Municipal Waste’s Dave Witte Reveals His Favorite Drummers
It's nearly impossible to read a Municipal Waste review without a mention of their dynamo drummer Dave Witte. The veteran musician has been a vital part of the metal and punk underground since the early '90s. His extensive resume includes work with Human Remains, Burnt By The Sun, Exit-13,…