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FLYING TOURBILLON ORCHESTRA + THE MONOLATORS + KISSING COUSINS + FRENCH MIAMI @ THE ECHO

July 20th, 2009 · No Comments

The Monolators are America’s greatest midnight band, who always make it worth staying up all night. I look forward to their closing sets, because they play straight up, balls out garage-punk-pop better than anyone on the eastside OR the westside. I realized going into their set that there was a sixty-percent chance that my badly stubbed toe would be broken (it was) by the end of the night, with an even greater likelihood that one of the Monolators would destroy some equipment (they did). It’s a real shame that they can’t clone the Monolators seven or eight times so they can close every show (at least in the eastside clubs) every night of the week.

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CHARLYNE YI: I WANT TO KISS IT BAD

June 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Charlyne Yi is a comedienne and musician who has opened for Akron/Family, has had members of Man Man and the Vandals cover her songs, and pees while being interviewed. She does not know who Spike Jones is, has never been high, and is not dating Michael Cera. This interview by Dan Collins.

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OBITS: VERY BAD, VERY VERY INJURED

May 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Obits is the new band from Hot Snakes (and Drive Like Jehu) guitarist and singer Rick Froberg. He speaks now about the most lethal animal in the Serengeti desert and about the possibility of the cockroaches developing their own Elvis. This interview by Chris Ziegler.

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GLEN GLENN: I’M FROM THE ’50s, RIGHT?

July 15th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Michael Hsiung

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