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Music, Times New Viking continues Ohio's history of sonic unrest

Times New Viking continues Ohio's history of sonic unrest

Call it cabin fever — or basement fatigue — but in the Midwest, musical eccentrics are prone to surliness. A recent example is Columbus band Times New Viking, which last year turned a gruesome episode in rock history into a…
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Music, Reviewed Young Marble Giants

Young Marble Giants

In the liner notes to this two-CD reissue, music critic Simon Reynolds suggests that Young Marble Giants debut, Colossal Youth, was one of only five perfect post-punk albums (the others being by the Slits, the Fall, and Pere Ubu). He…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Cleveland's Rocket From the Tombs could get by on punk legend alone. With members that went on to form Pere Ubu and the Dead Boys, the band is part of the "missing link" mid-'70s pre-punk scene that also included bands…
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Music, Reviewed Gary Wilson

Gary Wilson

In 1977, a 24-year-old Gary Wilson self-released You Think You Really Know Me, his only full-length. Recorded in his parents' Endicott, N.Y., basement, this singular collection of bizarro tunes sank rapidly to the depths of obscurity (but not before Trouser…
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Whipping Post

Tortoise TNT (Thrill Jockey) Trans Am The Surveillance (Thrill Jockey) Gastr del Sol Camoufleur (Drag City) Sonic Youth/Jim O'Rourke Invito Al Cielo EP (SYR) Pere Ubu Pennsylvania (Tim/Kerr) Shortly after the release of Tortoise's self-titled debut, bassist/guitarist Bundy K. Brown…
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