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Shellac, the longstanding Midwestern scrape-rock trio featuring famed audio engineers Steve Albini and Bob Weston plus drummer Todd Trainer, just announced their fifth album. It's called Dude…   Read Story »
You'd probably assume that any black metal band -- transcendental or otherwise -- covering Shellac might, at some point in the song, employ, say, a guitar. And/or some sort of rhythm section. Not…   Read Story »
Infamously cantankerous studio rat/national treasure Steve Albini doesn't like to be called a record producer. He prefers the term "recording engineer." That's a dry, clinical term for what Albini…   Read Story »
As you may have heard, country music lifer Hank Williams, Jr. has parted ways with Monday Night Football, the TV show he spent 20 years singing the intro for, just because he made a totally calm and…   Read Story »
Though the location has changed, the community feel of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival experience is still intact on New Jersey's Asbury Park boardwalk. Though nothing can match the vibe and…   Read Story »
He says that and a lot more in this interview he did with GQ. Albini sat down for the Q&A at ATP NY, it's just surfacing now. (Thanks for the tip, Jason.) As far as Sonic Youth, he says he…   Read Story »
At this point people know what to expect from Kutscher's: The faded Catskills resort's crumbling walls held together by mold, broken everything (we were forced to do our own DIY toilet plumbing,…   Read Story »
Our second year at Kutsher's was rainier than the first, but that didn't matter so much to us or, seemingly, the other attendees: If anything, this year felt more celebratory (and debauched) than…   Read Story »
Last time I saw Bob Weston, he was onstage at ATP making amusing cracks about preferring Mission Of Burma to Big Black because, well, their reunion and his part in it payed for his house. Long before…   Read Story »
By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy After a night of front-to-back ATP-approved "classics," it was nice to tackle a day of unpredictable sets. We missed the earliest acts -- Apse, Australia's garage…   Read Story »