This week: a premiere from Jorge Elbrecht, the man behind Lansing-Dreiden and Violens, the return of Total Control, long-awaited Brainiac vinyl reissues, new Melbourne band RVG, and a look back at Carl Newman’s pre-New Pornographer’s past.
“I don’t idealize these as the ‘good times.’ Those kind of bubbles also create closed minds and shitty attitudes, but some great music is made when it’s restricted to its own small universe.” – Mikey Young.
Keeping track of all the Melbourne, Australia bands that are related to Total Control is a full time job, but you may remember that Al Montfort (who is also in Dick Diver, UV Race and more) has another new band called Terry who released their excellent debut single last year…
Year End Mania is the Key’s survey of the things below the surface that made 2013 awesome. In this installment, contributing writer Brian Wilensky talks about great shows he didn’t see.
Those of you that work in the service industry, like me, know what it’s like to work nights and weekends; missing the shows, parties and nights out with your friends that work business hours. I raise my glass to you, as we share the same suffering because the rent isn’t free. Here are my Top 5 Shows I Wish I Saw in 2013.