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Jonathan's last content update – Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

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Food For Animals - Scavengers album cover

Food For Animals

Scavengers, 2004

8.5 / 10

*Sound of Scavengers being slipped into a CD player* "Holy crap! What am I listening to?" "Is this Vast Aire fronting Wolf Eyes?" "Is this the sound of my imminent ...

Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender album cover

Joanna Newsom

The Milk-Eyed Mender, 2004

9.4 / 10

The Milk-Eyed Mender came out in March and has been gathering press clips like a two-ton goliath going berzerk at a post-bar mitzvah shindig. It's freaking December and I haven't ...

The Blood Brothers - Crimes album cover

The Blood Brothers

Crimes, 2004

6.7 / 10
Multiple Authors

The Blood Brothers' second album in little over a year and half finds the Seattle quintet treading some unfamiliar ground, to say the very least. Not to fret, long-time fans ...

Frog Eyes - The Folded Palm album cover

Frog Eyes

The Folded Palm, 2004

8.7 / 10

Make no mistake: Victoria, B.C. based band Frog Eyes aren't the amphibious offshoots of cacophonous rabble-rousers Wolf Eyes. If anything, these 'Eyes' are a whole different breed of animal. On ...

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Interviews Holy Ghost Revival

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Following a blistering set at the Dionysus Club in the basement of Oberlin College's student union, my friend Ted and I got a chance to sit down and chat ...

Interviews Tim Kinsella

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

For the past decade or so, Tim Kinsella has challenged the conventions, trends, and occasionally even the patience of his audience with the numerous projects he's been involved with- ...

Interviews Jimmy Ether

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Jimmy Ether is a professional producer/engineer with over 12 years of recording experience. He offers a complete selection of services for recording artists, which cover every aspect of production ...

Interviews Xiu Xiu

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Over the past few years, Xiu Xiu have been slowly but surely making great waves in the indie world with a unique sound that takes equal parts from Bauhaus, Gamelan ...

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Bands Lords News

Posted May 20, 2005, 11:15 p.m.

Louisville's Lords are releasing "Swords," their first full length on Jade Tree Records in August. The record should be out in time for a full U.S. tour with ...

Bands Ex Models Album + Tour News!

Posted Jan. 25, 2005, 11:47 a.m.

Hey! Look who’s back! It’s Ex Models! How have you guys been? I haven’t heard much from you fine folks since the split you put out with ...

2/01- Greensboro NC @ Gate City Noise
2/02- Atlanta, GA @ MJQ!
2/03- New Orleans, LA @ End of Banks
2/04- Austin, TX @ Red's Scoot Inn~
2/05- Houston, TX @ MaryJane's FatCat*
2/06- Ft. Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill&
2/08- Flagstaff, AZ @ Cogdil Recreation Center%
2/09- Tempe, AZ @ Stinkweeds
2/10- Long Beach, CA @ Koo's%
2/11- Corona, CA @ Showcase^
2/12- San Diego, CA @ Epicentre^
2/13- East L.A., CA @ Casa del Mexicano w/ Fast Forward, more
2/14- Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse#
2/16- Oakland, CA @ Grandma’s$
2/17- Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour^
2/18- San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s^
2/19- Portland, OR @ Meow Meow^
2/20- Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s^
2/21- Missoula, MT @ Area 5
2/22- Boise, ID @ Bomb Shelter
2/23- Salt Lake City @ Kilby Court
2/24- Denver, CO @ Monkey Mania
2/25- Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon
2/26- Lincoln, NE @ UNL Culture Center
2/27- Chicago, IL @ Texas Ballroom w/ Red Eyed Legends
2/28- Indiana @ TBA
3/01- Ohio @ TBA
3/04- Brooklyn, NY @ TBA

!Chinese Stars, Deerhunter
~Dumb Haircuts/Best Fwends, Tuxedo Killers Video Screams
#Dance Disaster Movement, FM Bats + Special Sexxee Secret Valentine's Guests tba
$Death Sentence: Panda
^The Locust
*Beep Beep
%Warbler, 7 Year Rabbit Cycle
&Chimeneas, Undoing of David Wright, Alex Atchley Experience

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Obituaries Dimebag Darrell R.I.P.

Posted Dec. 8, 2004, 10:06 p.m.

I'm sad to report that Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, along with a number of show-goers and members of his new band Damageplan, was killed in an insane concert shooting ...

Tours Envy/Malady + Hot Cross/Transistor Transistor Tours

Posted Dec. 8, 2004, 10:02 p.m.

Level-Plane's roster is mighty busy these days! Envy and Malady are heading out on a two-week tour of the East Coast and Midwest in January beginning on the 14th ...

Envy/Malady Tour:

01.14.05 - Washington, DC - Warehouse Next Door*
01.15.05 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory*
01.16.05 - Allston, MA - Great Scott-
01.17.05 - Providence, RI - AS220
01.18.05 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
01.20.05 - Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge$
01.21.05 - Iowa City, IA - Gabe's Oasis$^
01.22.05 - Madison, WI - University Of Wisconsin$
01.23.05 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club$
01.24.05 - Grand Rapids, MI - Division Ave. Arts Collective
01.25.05 - Columbus, OH - High Fives%
01.26.05 - Newark, DE - University Of Delaware%
01.27.05 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church#%
01.28.05 - Baltimore, MD - Talking Head*

*Haram (3/4 of Majority Rule)
%Welcome The Plague Year

Hot Cross/Transistor Transistor Tour:

12.09.04 - Gainesville, FL - Common Grounds*
12.10.04 - Pensacola, FL - The Handlebar
12.11.04 - Baton Rouge, LA - The Darkroom !
12.12.04 - Houston, TX - Walter's On Washington%
12.13.04 - Austin, TX - Monkeywrench Books
12.14.04 - Dallas, TX - 1919 Hemphill
12.15.04 - Little Rock, AR - Blank Generation^
12.16.04 - Memphis, TN - The Armory
12.17.04 - Nashville, TN - TBA
12.18.04 - Raleigh, NC - 406 Cole Street$

*True North
!Bury Your Dead, Scars of Tomorrow
%Die Emperor Die
^Leftover Crack
$Kudzu Wish

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