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Sounds are Sounds: An Interview with Strategy

June 18, 2014

Sounds are Sounds: An Interview with Strategy Over the past decade and through labels ranging from Kranky to 100% Silk, Portland, OR resident Paul Dickow has been behind some of the most forward-thinking music to beam out of the Pacific Northwest. Between his involvement with experimental  jazz- and kraut-influenced bands like  Fontanelle and... 

Colors and Aspects: An Interview with Paul Buchanan

June 16, 2014

Colors and Aspects: An Interview with Paul Buchanan Among musical artists of the last half-century, few have made as genuinely beautiful, ground-breaking work as Paul Buchanan and the band he spent much of his recording career with, The Blue Nile. With roots in Glasgow, Scotland, Buchanan has nonetheless situated his songs in a kind of archetypal dream... 

On Tour: ONO

June 6, 2014

On Tour: ONO If you’re from Chicago and anywhere near outsider or experimental circles, chances are you’ve encountered ONO during their recent resurgence. The ensemble quickly re-emerged as one of the best-kept/open secrets of the city’s storied punk history with their diverse and intense shows.... 

Dave Bixby and Far Off Sounds: An Interview with Nick George and Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman

June 4, 2014

Dave Bixby and Far Off Sounds: An Interview with Nick George and Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman Since mid-2013 Detroit filmmakers Nick George and Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman have been sharing their extensive travels through Far Off Sounds, an open-ended documentary series focused on charting the margins of music culture; from the services of Snake-handlers and  black metal themed cruises, to the funeral... 

No Other: An Interview with Carl Hultgren

June 3, 2014

No Other: An Interview with Carl Hultgren The name Carl Hultgren might not immediately ring a bell, but there’s more than a chance that you’re familiar with the guitarist’s first name, which is more often than not paired with wife and bandmate Windy Weber to form the long-running guitar-and-bass drone duo Windy & Carl....