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Rare Essence’s Andre Johnson Talks Reinstating Go-Go in DC

“We feel like go-go has been silenced in DC. … We’re saying turn this sound up.”

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Ratskin Records

Ratskin Records shines a light on the shadowy margins of the Bay Area experimental music scene.

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Inhalt Navigates the Minimal Wave Resurgence

The international cast of musicians coalesces and flourishes amid a minimal wave resurgence in San Francisco.

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Teen Suicide’s Sam Ray Likens his Band to a Dying Dog

Everything on the final Teen Suicide record relates to death.

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What I Learned: The Slapstick Legacy After 20 Years

A personal reflection on the sprawling influence of the Slapstick Family Tree.

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Wreckless Eric Talks Beauty and Idiocy in America

“But ‘amERICa’? It’s gratuitous, it’s self-serving—it’s a disgrace really!”

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Life in the Service Industry

Lushes left the straight world and regret nothing.

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Cate Le Bon Taps the Well of Absurdity

“There are certain words I find myself foraging for late at night.”

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The Meta World of Cole Kush, Net Artist Orbiting Mac DeMarco

With his websites and animation, the lapsed prosthetist probes digital culture.

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Wolf Eyes’ Archivist Illuminates the Shadow Catalog  

The band members haven’t even heard some of this stuff.

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Mal Devisa’s Poignance and Will to Thrive

Spare ballads and boastful bars animate the young songwriter’s live presence and intrepid new album, Kiid.

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Sounds of Fear: Jonathan Snipes talks Excess Flesh

The Los Angeles noise artist avoids the trappings of horror film music with a nonetheless unnerving score.

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Cleaning Toilets: Why Does my Band Always Play First?

At no point will anyone be able to tell you what your band is worth.

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The Speaker is Present: A Conversation with Lesley Flanigan

The New York electronic artist views feedback as her unpredictable ensemble.

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London Goes Quiet

35% of the city’s music venues have shuttered since 2007. Is legislation the fix?