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    Music, Hidden Agenda Certain Clamorous Destruction

    Certain Clamorous Destruction

    Punk recordings unfettered by overdubs and studio trickery suggest bands chiseled into confident units by live performance. When groups vie to be heard over one another, night after night, in basements that lack proper sound equipment, they have to transcend…
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    Music, Hear This Hear This

    Hear This

    Columbus, Ohio's Moviola is the new Band, which is good since everyone respects the Band, it was one of the greatest groups ever, blah blah blah. Right? Wrong. The Band sucked. Don"t let any old hippie tell you otherwise. Here"s…
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    Music, Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi

    Now that everybody can (and does) have his 15 minutes of fame, it's about time we completely overhauled Mr. Warhol's prediction, especially when it comes to hip hop: In the future, let's hope that no genre of music has more…
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    Music, Reviewed Soul Position

    Soul Position

    Producer RJD2 shot into the spotlight with his 2002 debut, Dead Ringer. The sample-based album was filled with lush, evolving instrumentals, and critics ate it up, many branding him the Second Coming of DJ Shadow. After a Dead Ringer track…
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    Music, Reviewed RJD2


    RJD2 might just be the most talented hip hop producer you haven't heard of. Until now, the Columbus, Ohio, turntablist had only a couple of singles to his name, but Deadringer announces his arrival as a major talent behind the…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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