The genius of the MC5 was turning soul music into howling guitar rock; the genius of the BellRays, whose singer Lisa Kekaula has been singing with the MC5's current incarnation, too, is turning it back. Their fifth album is power-to-the-people rock & roll in the 1969 vein, delivered as sandpaper rhythm & blues.
By Phil Freeman on 07.09.12 in Reviews
This semi-Gothy crust-punk outfit features members of U.K. Subs, the Subhumans (British version, not Canadian version) and Alaric, and they make a roaring, throbbing, Killing Joke-meets-Amebix noise at high speed and top...
By Philip Sherburne on 11.27.11 in Reviews
Does Michael Gira ever sleep? In 1995, having wrapped up The Great Annihilator (and toured in support of it), and about to embark upon the sprawling, soul-draining collage project Soundtracks for the Blind, he somehow fo...
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