Author Archives: kbt101

A Film Noir Disco Fantasy

Fame and fortune sounds just fine to Jef Barbara, he’s just not in a rush to get there. He just spent five days in Austin to play South by Southwest, including the annual GayBiGayGay show alongside Cakes da Killa and … Continue reading

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The Against Me! We’ve Been Waiting For

Transgender Dysphoria Blues is both a return to form and the record Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace needed to make. It’s the first release for Gainesville’s former folk punks since she publicly came out as transgender. Jumping into the … Continue reading

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The Radical’s Playbook

Photo by Scott Hess With an immaculate afro and razor-sharp sideburns, Boots Riley looks like a Black Panther frozen in time, or a long-lost member of Sly and the Family Stone. But the lifelong activist and musician’s politics are only … Continue reading

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Hardcore Heresy

The biggest difference between a black metal record and the latest from anthemic anti-Christian punk band Crusades is that only one compels you to sing along. Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment With Greater Fear Than I Receive it, released last … Continue reading

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Welcome the Partycrashers

It’s been a long six years, but A Wilhelm Scream’s new LP is out, and on their terms. Partycrasher is packed with punk rock anthems and playing that raises the bar in the genre. It’s worth the wait—recorded and funded … Continue reading

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Post (Yoga) Punk

Once the yoga session was over at The Plant, things got a little loud. We shot the guys in Kurvi Tasch in the north Mile End space ahead of their POP Montreal show. “Collaboration is the main thing. There was … Continue reading

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Viet Cong Out of Cowtown

There’s nothing like a 50-show tour to put a new band through its paces. Viet Cong has rattled and clanged through half of the tour supporting Victoria shoegazers Freak Heat Waves, taking them through the United States and across Canada … Continue reading

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Opaque Pop Melancholy

It comes to you as if in a dream, the faint glimmer of manipulated piano brushing past as you sink deeper into the blackness. You’ll Never Get to Heaven emits ambient melancholy, remnants of pop vocals embedding themselves in murky … Continue reading

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