Nine Pound Hammer are an earlier band of Nashville Pussy singer/guitarist Blaine Cartwright's. Live at the Vera was recorded in 1998 in the Holland club of the same name and is a heart-attack-inducing barrage of Kentucky hillbilly high-speed riffing that skirts the boundary between '70s hard rock and punk, and leaves you with hardly enough time to catch your breath between songs.
By Robert Ham on 02.25.15 in Features
From Shania Twain to Patrick Wolf, these musicians couldn't leave well enough alone and rerecorded their work.
By Marc Hogan on 12.22.14 in Features
On albums as events, changing listening habits and Lana Del Rey
By Jayson Greene on 12.11.14 in News
Slim Twig's rich, twisted art-rock dances with a leer between gorgeous and hideous. Like St. Vincent, the Toronto native has a quizzical approach to rock songs, and a seemingly irresistible urge to pull at their ends to...
By Louis Pattison on 12.10.14 in Features
Jason Williamson of the Nottingham, U.K. duo talks success, swearing and working with The Prodigy.