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Deleted Scenes: Sterling Wisdom

“You can’t predict baseball.” If you’ve ever listened to even one of the nine innings of a New York Yankees radio broadcast, then chances are that little nugget of brilliance has made its way past your ea...
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Church Of Misery: Keys To The Kingdom

Japan’s number one serial killer-obsessed stoner doom outfit, Church Of Misery, return to U.S. shores this month in support of their 2013 full-length, Thy Kingdom Scum. The album, released by Metal Blade, pays ...
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Deleted Scenes: Monkey Hands

Stop me if I’ve told you this before, but there’s a tiny monkey that lives inside my head. In the spot where most people have a brain, I have a very small monkey. He wears a tiny little hat (why not?) and has b...

In Memory Of Lou Reed: 1942-2013

He was an avatar of cool, who set a standard that an entire generation within New York and without it tried and more often than not failed to match. Lewis Allan Reed could be as understated musically as the...
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Deleted Scenes: An Open Letter

To all the nations on this earth: America does not care about you. Your sovereignty, your rights, the fact that you exist and are the same species as its inhabitants. You simply do not matter. Maybe Ameri...
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Yoshiko Ohara: Ringing In The Ears

Painter and Bloody Panda frontwoman Yoshiko Ohara is bringing acts from north and south on Oct. 26 for a gig at The Acheron in Brooklyn. Up from Maryland are ultra-stoner riffers Weed Is Weed, while coming down...
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Deleted Scenes: Think First

My wife and I were in the process of making dinner. Not a fancy meal: Some baked potatoes, a couple sausages (veggie for her, chicken for me). Pretty standard. To give you some idea, the potatoes were a treat. ...
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Pelican: The Absolute

On Oct. 17 and Oct. 18, the St. Vitus bar plays host to the Invisible Oranges CMJ Showcase. Both nights will be headlined by Chicago instrumentalists Pelican, whose new LP, Forever Becoming, is out this week—ti...