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THE INTERPRETER: DIMITRI SIMAKIS (EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE!)

June 29th, 2011

Photo designed by Dimitri Simakis Dimitri Simakis, a.k.a. “Ghoul School” is an excavator of lost and terrible VHS gold and co-founder of Everything is Terrible!, the blog that edits down video for found footage freaks worldwide. With a monstrous library of clips of awful movies,…

Interview

TOKIMONSTA: DRAW FROM THE OPPOSITES

May 25th, 2011

Tokimonsta is a piano-student-turned-producer who makes beats for Brainfeeder. Her new Creature Dreams EP is out now and fans of her All City and Art Union releases will be happy to know that she picks up where she left off. Toki speaks now about girls, touring, and the danger of knowing too much. This interview by Kristina Benson.

Interview

FANCY SPACE PEOPLE: BUSY SCREWING EARTH PEOPLE

May 12th, 2011

The Fancy Space People are supposedly led by No-Ra Keyes (of the Centimeters) and D’on Bolles (of the Germs, Celebrity Skin and 60 million more) but they’re TRULY led by space aliens who direct No-Ra and D’on to deploy glitter rock toward the total fancification of Earth. This interview by Dan Collins and Chris Ziegler.

Interview

WIZ KHALIFA: I WAS A NINJA TURTLE

May 2nd, 2011

Dressed in a denim blue letterman jacket, a white hoodie emblazoned with the image of James Dean, and red Converse, Wiz Khalifa looks as American as apple pie. After the Venice Beach shoot for ‘Roll Up,’ a single from his upcoming debut album on the label, he talked about Ninja Turtles, the paparazzi, and, of course, women and weed. This interview by Rebecca Haithcoat.

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Album reviews

AUSTIN PERALTA: ENDLESS PLANETS

April 28th, 2011

Endless Planets is the 20-year-old’s first album released stateside, and one that more readily recalls jazz history written by Charles Mingus and Max Roach than records spawned in the alternate reality of Madlib’s Yesterdays New Quintet. More often than not, Endless Planets laces up its desert boots and treads the same territory as McCoy Tyner’s Sahara.

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Album reviews

AMANDA JO WILLIAMS: MARY’S BIG FEET EP

April 25th, 2011

Migrating from the populated and frenetic, sweaty plains of her recent live performances, Ms. Jo Williams has descended into dank, wooded forests; the sun is fading. Here, there’s a walloping loneliness in her voice, as if there may not be anyone out there anymore, and even the crickets have gone quiet.

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