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2011 Stories by Chris Ziegler

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  • The Smith Westerns Are to Dye For

    published May 19, 2011

    The first Smith Westerns LP (on Chicago's all-killer indie label HoZac in 2009) was a masterful example of what historians like to call... More >>

  • Infantree

    published May 19, 2011

    Indie-folk foursome Infantree came from beyond the Valley—the San Fernando Valley, not the Valley of the Dolls, though they do share a... More >>

  • Pickin' With the Knitters

    published May 12, 2011

    DJ Bonebrake may now be eligible for AARP—he even had the card for a year, but he never got around to using it—but the drummer for... More >>

  • Krum Bums

    published May 12, 2011

    Austin’s Krum Bums do it all—snarling high-speed Filth-meets-Discharge nihilcore, raging oi!-influenced sing-alongs, Negative... More >>

  • The Corin Tucker Band Play Mom Rock!

    published May 5, 2011

    A lot went into Corin Tucker's recent solo album, 1,000 Years. Like 11 prior years of growth and work with Sleater-Kinney, one of the... More >>

  • New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off

    published May 5, 2011

    New York DJ/writer/globetrotting-45-collector Jonathan Toubin is a man on a mission, paratrooping into cities across the nation with a full case... More >>

  • Curren$y

    published April 28, 2011

    New Orleans-raised rapper Curren$y—currently on deck with freebie-mixtape-turned-legit-album Covert Coup—is a real child of... More >>

  • The Raveonettes

    published April 28, 2011

    The Raveonettes have what you might call a “thing,” or possibly an “equation,” which traditionally has made Suicide, the... More >>

  • Cool Hand Luke

    published April 21, 2011

    Everybody loves that cinematic failure to communicate, but Cool Hand Luke is pretty much bursting with insights both camouflaged and right... More >>

  • The Psychedelic Furs

    published April 21, 2011

    The Psychedelic Furs’ 1981 LP Talk Talk Talk reverberates to this day—somehow director John Hughes got a whole movie out of... More >>

  • The Return of Punk Rock Social

    published April 14, 2011

    They’re the Meatmen and everything still sucks. Perhaps only Arizona’s amazingly disgusting Feederz could match Tesco Vee and the... More >>

  • The Subhumans

    published April 14, 2011

    Every time you drive by Disneyland, think of Dick Lucas, who fronts the indestructible British punk band the Subhumans and sings with true gusto:... More >>

  • Gestapo Khazi

    published April 7, 2011

    Good thing you’re from OC, where beach punk was born and persists against the depredations of a thousand Internet bands with their own same-y... More >>

  • Echo Echo

    published April 7, 2011

    Echo Echo drummer Darren Carr once called his band “wuss rock”—that was when they were named after their front man Steve Carson,... More >>

  • 'Pixels: The Art of iPhone Photography'

    published March 31, 2011

    The inventors of a simple iPhone tripod raised $140,000 almost instantly when they announced to the world they wanted to provide an easy way to... More >>

  • The Batbombs

    published March 31, 2011

    The Batbombs do some seriously snarling scum rock on their Gutted Blues EP—Nick Cave or Lux Interior vox dripping with contempt and... More >>

  • Fitz and the Tantrums: Soul Suits Them

    published March 31, 2011

    Right now, Fitz and the Tantrums' singer Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick is about 6 feet and change of focused enthusiasm in a very shiny suit, able... More >>

  • Girl Talk Is the Best at What He Does

    published March 17, 2011

    Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis is the man for whom the phrase "all killer, no filler" was invented: someone who makes music out of the best parts of... More >>

  • Great Big Things

    published March 17, 2011

    Great Big Things made their great big exit last summer at the Prospector, capping a short but bright career that culminated in their self-titled... More >>

  • FYF Presents: Crystal Antlers

    published March 10, 2011

    Long Beach’s Crystal Antlers covered the same Mose Allison song as Blue Cheer on their first 7-inch—which is now trading for upward of... More >>

  • The Soundtrack of Our Lives

    published March 10, 2011

    Sweden’s TSOOL—always wondered what TSOL thought about this—have ideas too big for a music industry that’s continually... More >>

  • The Holloys

    published March 3, 2011

    LA’s Holloys—who say they come from a parallel dimension, but they’re a band out of time, too—are one of those groups of... More >>

  • Crystal Castles

    published February 24, 2011

    Canada’s computerized post-pop band Crystal Castles started as an accident—or an experiment, depending on what you’d call it when a... More >>

  • Winter Jam 2011

    published February 17, 2011

    God-king of Auto-Tune, T-Pain presents his radio-rap rangers for an event with so much bass Anaheim Public Works will patch cracks in the parking... More >>

  • The Smith Westerns

    published February 10, 2011

    The Smith Westerns started out on the storied HoZac Records, home of every idiosyncratically recorded rock & roll band worth its limited-edition... More >>

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