Tag: 70s

20 Nov 2018

#NewStalgia // Superior Viaduct Unearths Two Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters Albums From The ’70s

By Neil Weeks The work of Lee “Scratch” Perry and his group The Upsetters are entering the archival ranks of San Francisco based label Superior Viaduct and their new imprint Antarctica Starts Here. Double Seven (Trojan, 1973) and Scratch The Upsetter Again (Upsetter, 1970) will hit record shelves over the next month, including liners by […]

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16 Apr 2018

Khruangbin // This Lit Version of World Music, More Ghostface & Less Granola, Slaps

Con Todo El Mundo Khruangbin Dead Oceans By John-Paul Shiver Khruangbin is a Texas-based power trio that uses dub, elements of surf music, and psychedelia to spread a contemporary version of instrumental global music. Thai-funk, middle eastern styled vamps or disco to go strut; all interwoven components in their global rhythmic assault. Call it ESG […]

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26 Oct 2016

JESS ROTTER’S ‘I’M BORED’: Whimsical, Wonderfully Whacked-out Work

A wizard paddles on a lonely sea, his flag proclaiming “I’m trying.” An ostrich hitchhikes in the desert, holding up a sign with her destination—”Bliss.” A walrus in an AC/DC shirt looks calmly at the viewer beneath a permanent refrain of, “I’m bored.”… Part art book, part comic book compilation, and a skeptical but loving […]

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05 Aug 2016

Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Magazine

“Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Magazine” explores the seminal music magazine from its 1969 launch in Detroit to the untimely death of its publisher Barry Kramer in 1981. Unfiltered and unapologetic, CREEM remains America’s only true rock’n’roll magazine—long after publishing its final issue. Director  Scott Crawford has a personal connection to CREEM. As a onetime […]

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08 Jul 2016

Okayplayer TV Presents: New David Bowie [Mini-Doc]

“I always say those are the songs that are the biggest, iconic hits, are the ones that really take you somewhere,” Ann Wilson said. “A little kid or young kid could just dissolve into them and become Major Tom. And for a young woman, you could still be Major Tom.” While David Bowie’s two dozen albums of […]

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28 Jun 2016

Venezuela 70: Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 70’s

Venezuela 70: Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth: Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 70’s Soul Jazz Records By John-Paul Shiver There is a sense of freewheeling experimentation without the constraints of fitting musical ideas within a pop music narrative. That makes, Venezuela 70: Cosmic Visions of A Latin American Earth: Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The […]

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30 Nov 2015

Captured Music

Who Shot Rock and Roll? The photographers behind the scenes of rock history are currently being celebrated at the Annenberg Space for Photography (ASP) in Los Angeles. Created by the Brooklyn Museum with guest curator and author Gail Buckland, Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 To The Present, is the first major museum exhibit on rock and roll that highlights the integral role that photography plays in the history and making of rock icons.

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