Kevin O'Donnell

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  • 9 years ago

    When news spread that the Sixties Brazilian Tropicália group Os Mutantes (the Mutants) was getting back together, its frontman, Sérgio Dias, was the last person to know. "I started receiving telephone calls from, like, Mojo magazine,...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    In 2005 Sonic Youth's 1988 masterpiece Daydream Nation was inducted into the Library of Congress's National Recording Register, an institution that has recognized just about every important aural document, from Miles Davis's Kind of Blue to the fi...

  • 10 years ago | Concerts

    Jack White is a huge supporter of the Michigan three-piece Whirlwind Heat. High compliment, for sure. But even a thumbs-up from a rock god can reveal his tastes to be flawed. Since 1996, singer and keyboardist David Swanson, bassist Steve Damstra ...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    Chances of the much-adored shoegaze rockers of My Bloody Valentine reuniting are slim to none, so the five Norwegians in Serena Maneesh are a fine replacement. Their self-titled debut is a beautiful though cryptic experiment in murky drone-rock. L...


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