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Andy's last content update – April 15, 2017, 1:38 a.m.

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Various Artists

Fatso Jetson / del-Toros Split 7”, 2016

7.0 / 10
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Given that it's a split release between a well-established group and one making its U.S. debut, the best thing about 2016's Fatso Jetson / del-Toros 7” may be how well ...

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Moñecho

Past Waters/Fever Lives, 2015

8.8 / 10

In a past life – OK, like eight years ago - I found myself working at a furniture factory in small town Pennsylvania. While I've found worse methods of employment ...

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Kindling

Galaxies, 2016

8.5 / 10

Debuting in 2014 and quickly releasing the surprisingly outstanding Spike & Wave 7”, Easthampton, Massachusetts-based Kindling has undergone a substantial metamorphosis over the past few years. The original duo of ...

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The Howleez

No Shame, 2015

7.0 / 10

Considering that the genre is and probably always will be associated with youth, it's worth noting that there are some more experienced players working in today's punk scene – and ...

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SXSW 2017

Music SXSW 2017

Posted April 15, 2017, 1:38 a.m.

A year after the standing President of the United States attended and lectured at the South by Southwest Festival, politics were again front and center for much of 2017's ...

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One Question Interviews Scene Point Blank - Spryos Stasis

Posted June 1, 2016, 3:33 a.m.

Spyros Stasis SPB: (How) Has work in sound engineering affected your music tastes and/or reviewing? Spyros Stasis: It has not affected so much my outlook on the quality of ...

SXSW 2016

Music SXSW 2016

Posted April 28, 2016, 1:51 a.m.

An Esquire article written immediately after the event describe South by Southwest 2016 as “the worst-attended, least buzzy version of the...festival in more than a decade.” Having volunteered at ...

LATTE+

One Question Interviews LATTE+

Posted March 24, 2016, 11:50 p.m.

Chicco (LATTE+) SPB: If you could put together a four or five-piece "all star group" of players from classic punk bands, who would be in it?  Chicco: Well, it's ...

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Sound On Sound Fest Announces Lineup

Tours Sound On Sound Fest Announces Lineup

Posted June 28, 2016, 11:18 p.m.

Over the past decade, Fun Fun Fun Festival has provided the city of Austin, Texas with a definite alternative to the pop culture meltdown that is the hyper-commercialized and overblown ...

Check out the initial Sound on Sound Lineup here.

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Levitation Fest Off!

Tours Levitation Fest Off!

Posted April 28, 2016, 11:30 p.m.

Levitation, the new incarnation of Austin Psych Fest at Carson Creek Ranch, has been cancelled due to severe weather predicted in the already weather-weary state of Texas.  The festival organizers ...

MP3s New Shoegazey Cover of The Psychedelic Furs's "Love My Way"

Posted Dec. 2, 2015, 3 p.m.

One of the tunes I always looked forward to on the in-game radio of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was The Psychedelic Furs's woozy "Love My Way."  Originally released ...

Bands The Dutchess and The Fox Puts Their Spell On Halloween

Posted Oct. 28, 2015, 4:23 p.m.

In anticipation of a self-titled debut coming in early 2016, The Dutchess and the Fox (a duo made up of former Psychedelic Furs player Joe McGinty and Superhuman Happiness's ...

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Andy's most recent blogposts

Seeking Respite from Ubiquitous Holiday Pop...

Posted Dec. 25, 2015, 4:03 p.m. by Andy

In the month leading up to the holiday, it's often difficult to escape the near-continual assault of schmaltzy Christmas music. It seems virtually every artist of note in the last ...

Andy's Favorite Horror Film Soundtracks

Posted Oct. 31, 2015, 11:11 a.m. by Andy

Though usually panned by the majority of film critics – the mainstream ones anyway- horror films seem to be a Hollywood mainstay that just won't go away. This is hardly ...

Film Review - 1988's Not of This Earth

Posted Oct. 31, 2015, 10:27 a.m. by Andy

Made in 1957, director Roger Corman's typically efficient low-budget sci-fi flick Not of This Earth came to be regarded as a minor genre classic in the years to come – and ...

Film Review - Profondo Rosso, a.k.a. Deep Red

Posted Oct. 31, 2015, 10:09 a.m. by Andy

In the midst of the opening credits sequence for Italian director Dario Argento's 1975 Profondo Rosso (a.k.a. Deep Red), the viewer is treated to a truncated scene appearing to show ...

Andy's bio

Disenfranchised musician and filmmaker.  Admirer of music both quality and otherwise.  Now set loose in the world, for better and worse...

Andy's favorite bands

Aphex Twin, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, ATMTA, Jeff Mangum, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Carissa's Wierd, Dan Barrett, most shoegazer, some electronic, lots of noise, others numerous and innumerable

Andy's personal URL

bandjack.com

Andy's SPB contributions

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