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Interview w/ wimps

Guttural, sticky refrains and dominant drums. Crunchy guitars and zigzagging bass. And coolly assertive, slick vocals. Seattle’s wimps – Rachel Ratner, Matt Nyce, and Dave Ramm – are behind some of music’s most visceral live performances.

LA Weekly Backs Fetishization, Social Violence

Later in the rambling, wordy, and sleazy piece he asserts that Ferreira is “…icy but also sweet, like a freshly licked lollipop.” Does this dude know that he’s not in chat roulette? Did he brainstorm his entirely article from inside one of the rings of hell in Dante’s Inferno?

Five Albums for June

To those of us who grew up in the early 2000s, congratulations, you’re now old enough to be in the midst of a full-blown emo revival. One of the bands helping lead the charge is The Hotelier, a Massachusetts band that got a lot of attention with 2014’s ‘Home, Like Noplace There Is’.

Andy & Rob talk Joanna Newsom

In the first installment of the garrulous and altogether decent “Rob & Andy Talk…”, your two music editors discuss, ad neauseam, Joanna Newsom’s impact on modern film, art, and record making.

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Top 5 Darwyn Cooke Comics

Spanning decades, publishers, genres, and themes, it’s impossible to discount Darwyn Cooke’s impact on the artistry and narrative of the medium. Cooke’s style — a simplified yet powerful homage to the artistry of the Golden Age — has been a refreshing cornerstone of DC and popular comics since the 1990’s.

Where Did DC Comics Go Wrong?

DC failed where Marvel succeeded because DC never established the ground rules of their new universe in the first place. Instead, they did a hard reboot, set the stories five years later, and then ran in every direction possible.

Eric Powell’s Albatross Funnybooks Returns

Just reading The Goon felt fun and fresh and original, and it was never too hard to imagine that that was how Eric Powell must have felt when he was creating it. In return, Powell got a lifetime reader in me. And that lifetime reader woke up to some pretty awesome news this morning: Powell is pushing his independent comic publisher Albatross Funnybooks into top gear.

Grizzlyshark #1

Notice I didn’t say mutant sharks, hybrid sharks, alien sharks, or any other possible title that could be used to explain how or why these creatures are where they are. How do they breathe? How do they move? How are they suited to this environment? Sorry, this isn’t that kind of book.


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