The Stash Dauber
Rants of an unreconstructed music geek
Monday, October 08, 2018
The Ballad of the Occasionals
After the collapse, at the end of 1998, of the blues band I'd put together to get out of the supporting-the-bar-for-three-hours-to-play-...
Friday, October 05, 2018
Things we like: Self Sabotage Records
Ordering my copy of The Young Mothers' Morose via Discogs, I blundered into the online store of the distributor for awesome Austin indi...
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Obnox's "Bang Messiah"
Genre mashups are the thing today, with dub production techniques popping up on pop-country records, and young bands conflating surf, garage...
Sunday, September 16, 2018
King Brothers' "Wasteland"
Consider the fate of Japanese garage rock in the US: Guitar Wolf, the 126.96.36.199's, and Shonen Knife ghettoized in Noveltyland, and mighty ...
Sunday, August 05, 2018
Living Colour's "Shade"
Swinging more than a little after the pitch here, but when this album dropped last September, I was preoccupied with other things. Shade ...
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Things we like: Tornup, Mean Motor Scooter, Beck/Holdsworth night
Not writing as much these days as I'm staying fairly busy doing political volunteer work (a day spent pounding the pavement beats one sp...
Monday, July 23, 2018
Ralph Carney and Chris Butler's "Songs for Unsung Holidays"
Reviewing Ralph Carney's last album back in 2011, I compared it to "a midwestern Bonzo Dog Band with chops," and indeed Ca...
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