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2011 Stories by Christopher R. Weingarten

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  • Neon Marshmallow Bring the Noise

    published October 12, 2011

    "We really do think about this nonstop. All day. Wake up, go to sleep thinking about this," says 30-year-old Matthew Kimmel, co-curator of Neon... More >>

  • Geoff Barrow's Sour Rhymes

    published September 28, 2011

    Portishead's Geoff Barrow is in Bristol's State of Art Studio and standing in the exact same spot where he recorded the lugubrious scratch solo... More >>

  • The Necks

    published August 31, 2011

    For 20 years, Australian improv titans the Necks have dealt in a sui generis ambient-jazz hypnotism, enrapturing audiences with hour-long rituals... More >>


    published September 7, 2011

    Manhattan's wildly underappreciated jazz/improv hub Roulette has finally planted roots on some artier, earthier soil, scoring a cavernous Art Deco... More >>

  • Elks

    published August 31, 2011

    Local sludgonauts Elks are a gunk-caked rumble in the Cape Canaveral parking lot: the orc-stomping gallop of High On Fire, the sky-fucking... More >>

  • Anthrax and Joey Belladonna Keep It In the Family

    published September 14, 2011

    Anthrax's tenth album, Worship Music, should rightfully be seen as a triumph. Its 11 apocalypse-gazing, zombie-gouging tracks pick up... More >>

  • The Men, Pop. 1280, White Suns, and Pygmy Shrews Regrease Pigfuck

    published August 31, 2011

    "Living in a city where you're face-to-face with the best and worst aspects of humanity, I think that's inspired me to reach new lows with... More >>

  • Jozef van Wissem

    published August 10, 2011

    An afternoon performance showcases NYC-via-Holland picker Jozef Van Wissem, easily the world's hippest lutist. This rising talent has plucked... More >>

  • Fucked Up's Bullet in a Neon Bible

    published June 15, 2011

    No junior high schooler is painting Arcade Fire's name onto their backpack strap in Wite-Out; no one is branding the Neon Bible logo... More >>

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    The Melvins' Power Disinfectant

    published June 1, 2011

    In the post-Nirvana moment of 1992, major labels were in a feedback-fucked, Seattle-sniffing feeding frenzy. Sludge-metal surrealists the... More >>

  • Remembering Brooklyn Sludgemaster Brendan Majewski

    published April 20, 2011

    "Brendan had long hair, was covered in tattoos, and was a ferocious frontman," says drummer Rebecca "Speck" Brown, bassist Brendan Majewski's... More >>


    published April 13, 2011

    Mogwai are our greatest living crescendo artists; painfully deliberate sculptors of the churning, yearning, forever-burning riff. None of... More >>


    published February 16, 2011

    Flipmode Squad rapper Rah Digga is still rapping in nonstop flurries, still constantly in battle mode, and still releasing some of the most... More >>


    published February 2, 2011

    Incurable hip-hop junkies DJ Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito García helped change the landscape of New York’s hip-hop... More >>

  • Olafur Arnalds

    published January 12, 2011

    Icelandic soundscaper Ólafur Arnalds is the most blisscentric of the nu-indie composer school, walking some misty-eyed line between... More >>

  • Yuck

    published January 12, 2011

    U.K. buzz band Yuck takes Pavement's goldest soundz and makes them pure platinum, keeping the self-aware shrug of '90s American indie rock and... More >>

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