Tag Archives: Steve Albini

Live Review: All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland 2014

This weekend was without a doubt the best music festival I’ve ever been to. I still haven’t been to the greats like SXSW or Primavera Sound, but All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland went above and beyond your run-of-the-mill weekend festivals like Coachella, Sasquatch, Outside Lands, and Lollapalooza. Thoughtful curation of music, film, and DJs, and aRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Big Black’s Last Blast Video Screening 1/20

In 1987, influential industrial rock band Big Black chose Seattle as the site of their last performance. The Georgetown show, with special guests Jesse Bernstein and Roland Barker, became legendary. On Monday, January 20th, Scarecrow Video will host two screenings of the resulting concert film, Big Black’s Last Blast. It’s not only a document ofRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

If you were listening to The Morning Show on KEXP the other morning, you already heard the worldwide debut of the new Parquet Courts EP, Tally All The Things That You Broke. If not, you can now stream it below, or just wait ’til it comes out on What’s Your Rupture? Records next week onRead more…

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Review Revue: Big Black – The Hammer Party

Well, jeez, if you can’t fight about Steve Albini, what can you fight about? For a band as edgy and boundary-pushing as Albini’s Big Black could be, based on the conversation on this album cover it seems they weren’t the subject of much controversy in KCMU-land. Some artists seem to have always been part ofRead more…

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Friday Music News

More Alt-J new: the British indie-rockers and loyal triangle devotees have released a beautiful video for their song “Fitzpleasure” off their 2012 debut, An Awesome Wave. Shot over the course of one day in Paris, the video, directed by Guillaume Cagniard, is somewhat of another crash course in art history. According to a press releaseRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Chicago-based music journalist and Wilco-head Greg Kot, broke the story Friday afternoon that Jane’s Addiction, Depeche Mode, and The Beastie Boys would be headlining the 2009 edition of Lollapalooza, set for August 7-9 in Chicago’s Grant Park. The bands and event representatives have yet to confirm or deny the story, so likely they’re just upsetRead more…

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