It isn’t just the materials that are different, it is an entirely different aesthetic approach that needs to be employed for those materials to be effective.
“I’ve done a few animations to Tijuana Hercules music but not something like this show.”
Thoughtful reissues of the band’s seventies material, plus engaging new music have earned Nektar a new core following.
A handful of late-nineties Apathetics recordings sound as fabulously squalid as SoCal hardcore punk from twenty years earlier.
Julia Steiner and Dave Sagan’s combination is a one-two punch of winsome melodies propelled by power-pop guitar crunch.
Originally a one-off supergroup to crank out a set’s worth of tunes covering obscure nuggets by punk and new wave outfits who made their home in Cincinnati.
The sound of Vacation is one of fuzz-soaked guitars and earworm-inducing hooks.
UFO songs have long been characterized by searing electric guitar work, a powerful rhythm section and strong vocals.
Joe Henry is one of the few artists who’s achieved the grace and gravitas to make a solo show as exciting as an arena event.
Planchette is a woozy display of cello-rooted instrumental work with spoken-word samples and found sounds woven into a bed of melodic and repetitive textures.