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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 got the superjam treatment anyway. Wire headlined their won DRILL: CHICAGO festival over the weekend, and we’ve already posted video of them playing “Drill” with St. Vincent. And they also… More »

By: 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 tour and a series of interviews, yesterday afternoon at Pop Montreal, Albini led a cooking class and prepared lunch for about two dozen attendees. Albini’s interest in cooking is well… More »

By: 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 upcoming new album Dude Incredible and his favorite pastime poker to less orthodox things like how how “smoking weed is a young man’s game” and “the last time he tripped… More »

By: 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 called Dude Incredible (which is an incredible title, dude), and it’s coming out this September on Touch And Go. The album was recorded sporadically over the past few years at… More »

By: 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 guitar. And/or some sort of rhythm section. Not Liturgy. Stripped down to main man/manifesto-penning provocateur Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Liturgy’s take on Shellac’s “Prayer To God” (part of the AV Club’s UndercoverMore »

By: Michael Nelson / August 28, 2012 - 1:53 pm

The Top 20 Steve Albini-Recorded Albums

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 countle… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 26, 2012 - 3:33 pm

10 Possible Monday Night Football Replacements For Hank Williams, Jr.

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 »

By: Stereogum / October 6, 2011 - 4:24 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 nothing can match the vibe and quarters of Kutsher’s — it was like the set of a B-movie horror flick where all festival attendees and participants boarded together — the… More »

By: 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 surfacing now. (Thanks for the tip, Jason.) As far as Sonic Youth, he says he considers them friends, but also considers their jump from an indie to DGC in 1990… More »

By: 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 to do our own DIY toilet plumbing, heard about another one that flushed boiling water), that lost-in-time Tammy Faye Makeup Counter. What we didn’t expect was the persistent skinny dipping… More »

By: 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, this year felt more celebratory (and debauched) than 2008. You wouldn’t be faulted for noting a certain hippie vibe. Visually, there were the tie-dyed shirts and hoodies (purchased at the… More »

By: 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 reunion and his part in it payed for his house. Long before said reunion or Shellac, Weston was a member of Boston trio Volcano Suns, a band formed by ex-Missio… More »

By: 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 the earliest acts — Apse, Australia’s garage rockers (and fine live band) the Drones, Growing, and UK comic artist/eerie finger picking/field recording folk player/onetime Sunn O))) collaborator Alexander Tucker. Once… More »

By: 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 via tonight’s news that’s caused music bloggers countrywide to faint face first into their keyboards: My Bloody Valentine will curate a New York edition of the estimable All Tomorrow’s Partie… More »

By: 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 Metafilter points us to a poker forum thread begun by a user named “Electrical” (as in Electrical Audio, Albini trivia buffs), which gets going like so:Ask a music scene microMore »

By: Stereogum / July 6, 2007 - 9:58 am