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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 actually does, but it makes sense that he’d prefer to be seen that way. Over the past few decades, Albini has overseen the creation of countless… More »

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 reasonable parallel between Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler. (He also compared John Boehner to Netanyahu? Whatever.) If you… More »

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Hear Ian MacKaye & Steve Albini Interview Each Other

Ian MacKaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat, Embrace) and Steve Albini (Big Black, Shellac, Rapeman) have known each other for years, since their bands were circulating the…
Chris DeVille | November 13, 2015 - 10:15 am

Watch Members Of Wilco, Shellac, American Football, & More Join Wire On “Pink Flag”

Wire's classics tend to be terse, minimal constructions that don't necessarily lend themselves to massive, sprawling all-star superjams. But this past weekend, one of them…
Tom Breihan | June 16, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Food Incredible: Inside The Steve Albini Cooking Class

Earlier this week, Steve Albini's great noise band Shellac released their fifth album, Dude Incredible. And while most artists surround a new album with a…
Greg Bouchard | September 19, 2014 - 10:53 am

Hear Steve Albini Talk Baseball, Poker, And Shellac’s Dude Incredible On The Kreative Kontrol Podcast

Steve Albini was recently a guest on Vish Khanna's Kreative Kontrol podcast. He touched on a wide range of topics, from normal things like Shellac's…
James Rettig | July 31, 2014 - 9:08 pm

Shellac Dude Incredible Details

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…
Chris DeVille | July 1, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Watch Liturgy Cover Shellac

You'd probably assume that any black metal band -- transcendental or otherwise -- covering Shellac might, at some point in the song, employ, say, a…
Michael Nelson | August 28, 2012 - 1:53 pm

ATP NJ 2011 Friday: Jeff Mangum Makes People Cry

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…
Stereogum | October 1, 2011 - 2:04 pm

Sonic Youth An Embarrassment Says Steve Albini

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…
brandon | October 6, 2010 - 11:23 am

ATP NY 2010: Sleep, Sunn, Skinny Dipping

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…
brandon | September 8, 2010 - 9:30 am

ATP NY 2009: Wayne’s World

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,…
brandon | September 14, 2009 - 10:42 am

New Old Volcano Suns – “Jak” & “White Elephant”

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…
brandon | October 8, 2008 - 4:10 pm

All Tomorrow’s Parties NY: Polvo, Les Savy Fav, Lightning Bolt Rock The Catskills

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…
brandon | September 21, 2008 - 1:21 pm

My Bloody Valentine Finally Coming Back To The States, Curating Quite A Party

16 years! It's been a long time to wait. For some of you it's probably been a lifetime. All that ends this fall, though, confirmed…
Amrit Singh | April 22, 2008 - 11:41 pm

Steve Albini Drops Anonymity, Answers Questions In Poker Forum

So here's what we know: By all accounts, indie icon Steve Albini is a bit of a poker freak (just ask Mike Watt). And now…
Stereogum | July 6, 2007 - 9:58 am