Daniel Dimaggio

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  • 10 years ago

    Bands working in the "balls out" area of modern day r 'n' r by and large have trouble avoiding the twin pitfalls of being (a) too white-belt or (b) too by-the-numbers garage. Oakland, California punk group The Time Flys navigate the situation by g...

  • 11 years ago

    For Almost Ever Scooter compiles both records by the Mice, a Cleveland powerpop band led by Bill Fox; its title combines their titles. From 1985, For Almost Ever was six shockingly fresh-faced blasts, reminding one of what must be gray skies aroun...

  • 12 years ago

    John Felice is the frontman and primary member of Boston band the Real Kids, who have been producing some of the best in macho-sensitive, quasi-sexist, arrested-adolescence rock 'n' roll on and off for nearly 30 years now. They're beloved by well-...

  • 12 years ago

    Sage Francis may well be as antisocial and antagonistic as most battle-rhyming indie rappers aiming sites at unspecified MCs want us to think they are. His formal connections within the hip-hop underground seem few, barring a tangential relationsh...

  • 13 years ago

    Ever since it became clear that the MC5's attempt to levitate Sun Ra's starship was basically a complete failure, like-minded subsequent units have attempted more or less successfully to improve on the blueprint. Comets on Fire are the latest in a...

  • 14 years ago

    Now that recent reissues have adequately cemented the semi-legends of Cleveland proto-punk groups like Rocket From the Tombs and the Electric Eels, the logical next step is to bring the story up-to-date. Amoeba (Raft Boy) was the most recent (1996...


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