Monthly Archives: June 2011

Chris Bailey – H-Burns

One of my favorite albums from 2009 was “We Go Way Back” by H-Burns, the solo project of Frenchman Renaud Brustlein. Voice slightly pinched and somewhat off-center, accent present but difficult to place, the music folky with an Americana bent … Continue reading

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Gustaf Kjellvander: April 25, 1980 – June 18, 2011

Sad news. Swedish musician Gustaf Kjellvander passed away this past weekend at age 31. Kjellvander’s most recent band, The Fine Art Showcase was formed in 2004, released 4 albums, a number of eps and singles. Hook-laden and fuzz-drenched, ebullient, yet … Continue reading

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Kickstarter projects: Leatherbag, King Kahn

Ok, did Leatherbag build a time machine with their Kickstarter money? The professed goal was to raise cash and finish up their latest album “Yellow TV.” Sounds like they transported back to the the late 70’s Lower East Side. “Hello, … Continue reading

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Gualadlupe Plata

Bored. Frustrated. About a week in after knee surgery I’m sitting in my temporary downstairs “rehabilitation center/office.” Computer on my lap. Knee in a passive motion machine. Pain pills within reach. Trapped, claustrophobic, sore, too antsy to do anything. Turn … Continue reading

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