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LIVE REVIEW: Basilica Soundscape 2017

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, OUT & ABOUT, Recent, Show Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Blanck Mass at Basilica Soundscape 2017. Photo by Samantha Marble/The Creative Independent Day 1: I knew this would happen. My one-person tent is sagging like ruined soufflé. Its support beams are in all [...]

PLAYING BLOOMINGTON: Situation X Brings Peruvian Punk to NOISE Gallery

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, Playing Bloomington|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As a professor of anthropology at Indiana University, Dr. Shane Greene's focus on Latin American and Caribbean Studies brought him to an unexpected area of research: the various underground punk movements of Peru. For American [...]

NEWS ROUNDUP: RIP Grant Hart, Jessi Zazu & More

By | September 15th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, NEWS|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

RIP Jessi Zazu RIP Grant Hart, Jessi Zazu and Josh Schwartz Grant Hart died on Wednesday, September 13 from cancer. He was the drummer and vocalist of Minnesota rockers Hüsker Dü. After Hart met [...]

ONLY NOISE: Back In The New York Groove

By | September 14th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, only noise, Recent|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It was native New Yorker Lou Reed who sang, “Give me your hungry, your tired, your poor/I'll piss on 'em/that's what the Statue of Bigotry says” in “Dirty Blvd.” The wry piece of poetry was [...]

VIDEO PREMIERE: FIJI-13 “Mansplain It To Me bb”

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, Premieres|Tags: , , , , |

Minnesota is a cold place, full of winter warriors trudging through the streets in search of bars with hot tunes. On first listen, FIJI-13 sounds like anything but Minneapolis: they are peppy, surf-infused, and upbeat. Yet [...]

ALBUM REVIEW: Alvvays, Antisocialites

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, Reviews|Tags: , , , , |

If Alvvays’ eponymous first record articulated a quintessentially modern fear of commitment, then newly released follow-up Antisocialites captures the next logical step, which is an ambivalence about it. The Toronto band gained momentum in 2014 [...]