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Mauerstadt | An Interview with Mark Reeder

Mark Reeder is a historic figure in the Post-Punk scene. Leaving Manchester for Berlin back in 1978, he became  Factory Records German representative—promoting the label’s bands, such as A Certain Ratio and Joy Division, the latter of which he setup the final gig of their European tour at Kant Kino on January 21st 1980—which went on […]

By liorphillips

Ted Leo and Amanda Palmer Explain Why We Need Net Neutrality

Among the many political controversies demanding your attention in recent months, the words “net neutrality” might not seem like the most thrilling. But they could make a massive impact on every musician covered by this site, not to mention your very ability to read the site. After the appointment of Ajit Pai as the head […]

By Angel S.

Аmbient and drone on Fluff: Interview with Wilhelm Grasslich

This year your favorite summer hardcore punk festival Fluff Fest in Czech Republic has its own ambient and drone stage. So far bands and projects playing music in these abstract and obscure genres, which on the first look seem quite far from what’s happening on the main stages on Fluff Fest (July 21 – 23, […]

By Philip Cosores

HBO’s The Defiant Ones: An Interview with Allen Hughes

In 2014, Apple purchased headphone company Beats by Dre for a reported three billion dollars, making Dr. Dre hip-hop’s first (self-anointed, unverified) billionaire. Regardless of exactly how rich this made Dre and his business partner and longtime friend Jimmy Iovine, it was a landmark moment for the music industry that almost didn’t happen. That’s where […]

By liorphillips

Baby Driver and the Terrifying Truths About Tinnitus

Steam pipes hissing. Fifty Alka Seltzer tablets fizzing in one glass. A rattlesnake. Overcooked bacon sizzling in a skillet. A constant, distorted, high-pitched tone. Sharp, endless ringing. Or, as Kevin Spacey’s Doc puts it in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, a “hum in the drum.” Baby, the protagonist and title character of one of the year’s ballsiest […]

By DIY Conspiracy

Adrestia: Punks for Rojava

Adrestia is a crust metal force coming from Sweden that takes politics seriously. Live, these guys engulf the audience in the flames of an ongoing struggle for direct democracy and autonomy happening in Rojava, while still playing great music influenced by equal doses of scorch-all-to-hell crustcore and melodic Swedish death metal. On Monday night they […]

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An Interview with Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-spel at Wave Gotik Treffen 2017

At this year’s Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, the world’s largest festival for Gothic Music and Culture, we perched in one of the cities many parks—and discussed the musical collaboration between Amanda Palmer—and her musical hero and friend Edward Ka-spel of The Legendary Pink Dots. Order ‘I Can Spin A Rainbow’ The pair recently released the fantastic […]

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An Interview with Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-spel at Wave Gotik Treffen 2017

At this year’s Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, the world’s largest festival for Gothic Music and Culture, we perched in one of the cities many parks—and discussed the musical collaboration between Amanda Palmer—and her musical hero and friend Edward Ka-spel of The Legendary Pink Dots. Order ‘I Can Spin A Rainbow’ The pair recently released the fantastic […]

By killian690

Reeperbahn Keeps the Indie Dream Alive for Music Festivals

Photography by Killian Young Alex Schulz knows exactly when he first felt inspired to start Germany’s Reeperbahn Festival: SXSW 2000. The first iteration of Reeperbahn wouldn’t arrive for over five years after that, but Schulz understood he had seen a festival he wanted to emulate: “The quality is the highest in the world, of course.” Schulz fought […]

By liorphillips

Scandinavian Persistence: Chatting with Albin Lee Meldau

Listening to Albin Lee Meldau feels like flipping through a stack of old 45s. His eclectic, powerful voice recalls soulful singer-songwriters of decades past, but his songs also produce a wave of honeyed nostalgia. The Swedish artist has established a major following in Europe on the back of his cathartic songwriting, as if the material were […]