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LIVE REVIEW: Lydia Lunch Retrovirus @ Rickshaw Stop

The No Wave scene of 1970’s New York City was altogether bowel borne, the sickened spasm of a nihilist made nervous by the violent void of the Lower East Side. It was a pocket of time and space that knew no law nor order. Rather, it was poverty-ridden and putrid, little more than a decaying [...]

By | 2018-06-22T15:03:03+00:00 June 21st, 2018|FEATURES, Reviews, Show Reviews|0 Comments

PLAYING COLUMBUS: St. Vincent @ Express Live!

"Columbus isn't Columbus without you love," Annie Clark sang, opening her 2017 single "New York" cabaret-style, stripped of her guitar, video projections, and samples. "It's called 'New York,'" Clark explained, "but you could substitute Columbus for it, and make your own tune with all of Columbus' beautiful landmarks." The crowd laughed. In 2017, Clark – [...]

By | 2018-01-16T17:46:05+00:00 January 16th, 2018|COLUMNS, Playing Columbus, Show Reviews|0 Comments

PLAYING COLUMBUS: Torres @ The Basement

All photos by Kaiya Gordon As I watched Torres' show last night at The Basement in Columbus, I drafted what I thought might be the opening lines of my review in my head. Before getting to the show, I thought, I felt like I needed to either cry publicly or get in a [...]

By | 2017-11-27T17:56:41+00:00 October 26th, 2017|COLUMNS, Playing Columbus, Show Reviews|0 Comments

LIVE REVIEW: Chelsea Wolfe @ Irving Plaza

If in the past Chelsea Wolfe has been called a “siren” and a “goddess,” atop the stage at Irving Plaza on Tuesday she was a towering banshee. Swathed in lengths of white cotton – with matching, armpit-high gauntlets, might I add – Wolfe commanded the sold-out crowd with pointed intensity. Wolfe's tour comes hot on [...]

By | 2017-10-19T19:34:06+00:00 October 19th, 2017|FEATURES, OUT & ABOUT, Reviews, Show Reviews|0 Comments

LIVE REVIEW: Sean Nicholas Savage & Dinner @ Baby’s All Right

The disco balls were in full force at Baby’s All Right last Saturday, where the night’s festivities could have easily marched under one banner: Night of the Weirdos. That is of course, the highest order of compliments coming from my fingers, and while I knew from firsthand experience what a bizarro Canadian crooner Sean Nicholas [...]

By | 2017-10-17T17:09:20+00:00 October 17th, 2017|FEATURES, OUT & ABOUT, Reviews, Show Reviews|0 Comments

LIVE REVIEW: Dead Leaf Echo @ Knitting Factory

There is no doubt about it – Brooklyn band Dead Leaf Echo’s brand new LP Beyond Desire is a fabulous stew of shoegaze, ’77 punk, pedals and reverb. Released late last week by PaperCup Music, the band’s sophomore album is expertly produced and mixed, resulting in a sonic meal you can really chew on. It [...]

By | 2017-10-17T15:37:12+00:00 October 17th, 2017|FEATURES, OUT & ABOUT, Reviews, Show Reviews|0 Comments

PLAYING COLUMBUS: Now, Now Plays A&R Music Bar

I first listened to Now, Now in High School, when a friend introduced the band (then called Now, Now Every Children) to me via mixtape. In the years since, Now, Now has been through a flurry of changes: band members have come and gone, their label has changed, and the music itself has undergone a [...]

By | 2017-10-20T01:10:20+00:00 October 12th, 2017|COLUMNS, Playing Columbus, Show Reviews|0 Comments

PLAYING COLUMBUS: Alien Boy, Perfume V & Lose the Tude at Organon Arcade

Alien Boy. All photos by Kaiya Gordon. On my way to the show, I tried to focus on my weekly readings. During my undergraduate experience, I got the bulk of my assignments done on public transportation. I liked the anonymity of the bus; the soft, indiscernible sounds of strangers talking; the sway of [...]

By | 2017-10-03T22:52:51+00:00 September 28th, 2017|COLUMNS, Playing Columbus, Show Reviews|0 Comments

ALBUM REVIEW: Shilpa Ray Triumphs Over NYC With ‘Door Girl’

New York, the city that never sleeps, takes an especially hard toll on those who make its endless nights possible: the waiters, the bartenders, the ticket takers who silently put up with endless shit from drunken idiots. The service industry is favored by artists who need to pay their bills, but at what cost? Shilpa [...]

By | 2017-10-04T01:32:47+00:00 September 24th, 2017|FEATURES, Reviews, Show Reviews|0 Comments