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Wire's 'Mind Hive' Shows the Post-Punk Band at Their Inimitable Best

Wire are, in some ways, a good measure of post-punk. In the early 2000s the wave of indie bands supposedly inhabiting the "genre" (Bloc Party, Interpol, etc.) seemed to have settled on indie rock but with production and signifiers of post-punk, whether appropriating the scratchy transistor amp sound of bands like Gang of Four or merely imitating bands like Joy Division. But post-punk is not a guitar pedal you can buy, but rather an attitude that takes punk's defiant "no" and uses it as a jumpi...
Tags: Music, Review, Rock, Music Review, Wire, Alternative Rock, Post-punk, Experimental rock, Art punk, Pink flag, Post Punk Band, Bloc Party Interpol






Reissue Reviews: Wire, “Pink Flag,” “Chairs Missing,” “154”

WIRE.  Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Bruce Gilbert, Robert Gotobed.  The name automatically catapults me into a different time; a different mind and many emotions.  Without a doubt, they are one of the most important bands to come into my life/musical psyche. Pink Flag (1977), Chairs Missing (1978) and 154 (1979) need no introduction. They are the three classic albums on which Wire’s reputation and legend has been based. They are also the recordings that minted the post-punk form, later ad...
Tags: Music, Rob Ross, Wire, Reissue Reviews, Jon Savage, Minutemen, Graham Duff, Minimalism, Colin Newman, Post-punk, Graham Lewis, Art-punk, Bruce Gilbert, Robert Gotobed, Pink Flag no Minutemen


Half Japanese Asks "Why Not?" on New Album

Half Japanese songs are usually about girls or monsters. It's funny because it's true. Furthermore, Jad Fair, the main songwriter for the group, is some kind of special. If you're looking for an easy descriptor, you could use 'twee' or 'ramshackle' or both. He's simple in a comforting way, like a blanket on a cold evening, like giving your little nephew a noogie. On Half Japanese's new album, Why Not? , there are still songs about girls and monsters, but it's all framed by the ...
Tags: Music, Jad Fair, Indie Rock, Better Days, Punk Rock, Lo-fi, Half Japanese, Experimental rock, Art punk


Wild Night with Yeah Yeah Yeahs at New York Homecoming

Although they played a gig last year for an after-party for a Mick Rock doc, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs hadn't played a proper NYC show in four years before their Kings Theatre gig on November 7th, 2017. It was the last of only a handful of gigs, and the only one on the East coast. One of their friends (and there were many friends and family members in the audience), NYC music scenester and author of Meet Me in the Bathroom , Lizzy Goodman offered an int...
Tags: Music, Garage Rock, Karen O, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mick Rock, Indie Rock, Nick Zinner, Lizzy Goodman, Garage punk, Meet Me In The Bathroom, Dance-punk, Art punk, New York Homecoming, Nick Zinner Brian Chase