Fear, loathing, and boiled peanuts in Sarasota, Florida.Alligator Alley, the artery connecting lower Southwest Florida with the Gulf Coast b/w The Everglades, is so flat, straight and strikingly unremarkable that it takes on the vertiginous qualities of the most hypnogogic labyrinths. That is to ... More >>
Pity the hapless hipster who wanders into Sweat Records this Saturday night looking for a copy of Vampire Weekend's Contra. In an unusual but welcome change, the evening's in-store takes a turn away from the mellow indie and towards the grimy, in a four-band show organized by local trio Green Sky ... More >>
Check Crossfade on Wednesdays from now on for a quick survey of interesting recent national releases.Chuck ProphetLet Freedom Ring (Yep Roc)You've got to hand it to Chuck Prophet. While the rest of the world was panicking about the swine flu outbreak, the San Francisco-based songwriter was ... More >>
photo by Ian WitlenTo view a slideshow of photos from the event, click here.CP Rocks Presents: Can I Say-Sunday II With Tongues of the Heartworm and AnchormanCinema Paradiso, Fort LauderdaleSunday, August 30, 2009Better Than: An hour-long sermon The Review:This past Sunday marked the second insta ... More >>
photo by Nick Lucchesi, Riverfront TimesThe Flaming Lips. Who else?This past weekend, Nick Lucchesi, a correspondent from New Times' St. Louis sister paper, the Riverfront Times, headed to the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. In a nutshell, here's what he found:*David Yow of the Jesus Lizard has still ... More >>
Oakland's Saviours come to rescue heavy rock.
Miss Machine Relapse
Zoo Psychology (Frenchkiss Records)
Pigface celebrates a decade of detritus from the industrial underground
What was Brian Warner like before he became a parent's worst nightmare? Ambitious, petty, shrewd, desperate and prone to puking.