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ORGAN #298> MAR 13th '09 - new issue here every Friday morning
“"Scroll down, read this week's issue, couldn't be easier could it?
You filled his head with fluffy clouds and jolly ranchers, what did you think as going to happen? Is that the burning question this week?  Has the web rewired your brain? Click clack of broken typewriter? We’ve been busy, we can’t write introductions every week, you always cut to the chase anyway, and Cuneiform have taken all our time this week and that before we went to their webpage last night and found new Upsilon Acrux! Raven Beats Crow really should be covered this week, they put on a great night at the Enterprise last Friday, we’ll tell you all about next week, that and all the careful steps and go dive in, we’re already late with this one, is there too much good music? I need Lemsip, no time for colds... 

These are once again, the things that have been in our ears and on our minds this week. Please do explore and if it sounds or looks interesting then just hit the link and go make your own minds up, make contact, go switch the other, go explore, go get involved we're just here to point the way - don't let this thing blow over, we've done with undercover - like we say every week, our reviews and thoughts are mere signposts designed to guide you to the things you might like to feast on yourselves... don’t you just love the instant way this web thing works when things fall right and the doors flip open and the touch of a key....
 

Is this why you bookmarked us...? 
YES WAY is a two day festival that is said by the organizers, to be celebrating the best and brightest of the UK's art and music underground. The event is a collaboration between London-based promoter and label, Upset The Rhythm and Auto-Italia - a massive, collaborative exhibition space and temporary studio, currently residing in a former car showroom in Peckham. Over the course of the weekend, 34 acts from all over the country will be performing, from noon until midnight each day, alongside the multimedia work of 14 artists. There'll also be a temporary DIY supermarket and no end of food and drink from independent, local producers. Tickets are priced at £5 for one day or £8 for both days. Auto-Italia is situated at 1 Glengall Road, on the corner of Old Kent Road, Peckham, SE15... All happens on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March...
         Bands on day one, with colourful descriptions from the Upset crew so don't be blaming us: A MIDDLE SEX - Wrongly evolved mesmerists / BEARDS - Pumped-up, costume-freaked stammer yelpers / CHAPS - Frenzied party clang and bang /  CLECKHUDDERSFAX - Borderline absurd glam apocalypse / FAMILY BATTLE SNAKE - Brain death alarms and sky surf / GAY AGAINST YOU - Ecstatic freedom sing song balladeers / GENTLE FRIENDLY - Smart and primed rainbow noise / GRAFITTI ISLAND - Spooky entranced hip swingers / HYGIENE - Late for skool punk anthems / MAZES - Scrap cloud fuzz three piece / PART WILD HORSES MANE ON BOTH SIDES - Free drums and avant flute mind leap / PLEASE - Hungry and nomadic psychedelic adventurers / THE SHITTY LIMITS - No heroes hardcore punx / SPIN SPIN THE DOGS - Post post post punk surrealist no wave / THE SCEPTRES - Fast-n-primal punk pop funs / THE STICKS - Speaker frying garage gloop / VAMPIRE BLUES - Void potential hymns and slow blossom noise...
        Bands on day two, still with colourful descriptions from the Upset crew so still don't be blaming us: a.P.A.t.T. - Technicolour fantasy stadium pop / BANJO OR FREAKOUT - Futuristic shadow pop dreamscapers / BIRDS OF DELAY - Ranging wonder noise duo / CHOPS - Damaged dance band with synth/sax playoffs / CLUNES - Nonsense mirror sample enthusiasts / COREY ORBISON - Tribal shake ups with ice cream punches / DRUM EYES - DJ Scotch Egg's drum thunder worship gang / HANDS ON HEADS - Premeditated sunshine punk / HUSBANDS - Double trouble drum-n-keys barrage / PENS - Beat jumping power pop interlockers / PLUG - Clatter punk post minimalists / PROTEEN SHEIKHS - Brighton's neo-grunge upstart crew /  TEAM BRICK - 'Anything goes' sonic throwdown / TEETH - Laptop scream, grunge thrust masters / TRASH KIT - Careering skip-rope no-wave Rachels / UNIVERSAL ORDERS - Unforgiving, prowling witchcore / WET DOG - Pointed skip and hop jabber tunes...
         Go explore the art and the bands and more on the Upset The Rhythm web pages... 

Lots more of this everyday on our news pages and forum pages..

John on the phone...
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Who got played this week? 

Intro: PHANTOMSMASHER - Bishop Hopping (Ipecac)
1:  CHEER ACCIDENT - Sun Dies (Cuneiform)
2:  VLADIMIR BOZAR N ZE SHERAF ORKESTAR – Cartus (Imago)
3:  CAPILLARY ACTION -Bloody Nose (Pangaea)
4:  INSTRUMENTS - Won't Like Me When I Don't Take My Vitamins (demo)
5:  BIRDSONGS OF THE MESOZOIC - Terry Riley's House (Cuneiform)
6:  UNLEARN - Whiteout (NoiseOrder)
7:  UNIVERS ZERO - L'etrange Mixture Du Docteur Schwartz (Cuneiform)
8:  CHEER ACCIDENT - Blue Cheadle (Cuneiform)
9:  GENTLE GIANT - Experience (BBC Session) (Band Of Joy)
10:  GUTBUCKET - Lucy Ferment? (Cuneiform)
11:  THE LAKE SITUATION - The Great Snow Parade (And Then)
12:  CAPILLARY ACTION - Pocket Protection Is Essential (Pangaea)
13:  BIRDSONGS OF THE MESOZOIC - The Tyger (Cuneiform)

THE DETAILS, THE FACTS, THE LINKS.... More details of the weekly alternating Organ hour and Organ Other Rockshow, all the tracks and where you go to find out more about the bands and things we played this week herex

NEW ALBUMS WE’RE LISTENING TO THIS WEEK
We’ve only got time for the albums worth hearing, we say this every week, if you've read it already, then just cut to the chase. Now and again we may take a bite out of something, mostly this album section is about the good things we’ve encountered durning this last (busy) week... why fill up our time and pages with negative thoughts? Why fill it with the average, with the things that did nothing for us, what make you think we have the time anyway... these are the things that did do things, these are this week's album signposts, if you like the signs then hit the links... 
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ALBUM OF THE WEEK 

NLF3 – Ride On A Brand New Time (Prohibited) – Well now there’s lots of hints and flavours in here, nothing anywhere obvious though. Vibrant instrumental rock that tastes of things somewhere near Pierre Henry, Fela Kuti, 70’s Genesis, Steve Reich, Battles, Animal Collective, Aphex Twin, Mike Oldfield, Fantomas, Yes, Sonic Youth, Brian Eno, Radiohead, Don Cabellero, that tastes of all kinds of exotic post/prog/other rock without ever really being obvious about any of it. NLF3 sound like no one, their rhythms are their own , they sculpt their tunes their own way – very much tunes, always tunes – the indication is that there’s improvisation going on here, they never lose the tunes though. .Some of it is in to Can territory, they clearly have a need to discover new things, that kinship shared with Battles and Animal Collection (both of whom they’ve toured with). A diligently crafted heart, a thoughtful musical soul, this gets better and better with every play, with every new bit discovered – a feeling of a journey of discovery for both us a listeners and them as creators. The French trio have quite a history now, both as NLF3 and in previous bands, they’re musical travelers, they’ve put on gigs for Don Cab, they’ve been supported by Polar Bear, they’re very much of this time, of this rich musical generation and this new album is just a very fine rewarding caressing set of musical treats from start to finish – www.myspace.com/nlf3
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NAVVY – Idyll Intangible (Angular) – They’re from Sheffield, we like them, if we send them flowers will they send them back? Angular Wrong Pop and things to say once more. All kinds of imaginative things here, standing in wet shoes and different verse lengths, odd lengths (that thing The Pixies did that made their constructions so memorably good). Navvy are about those things that are found through the whole world window (through your television screen – you know! Your whole world window staring back at you), things that go off and things.... All kinds of colourful percussion jousting with vintage synths in a Devo, Art Brut, early Cardiacs, Wire, Pere Ubo manner - different though, all very English and they’ve got that teen glitter throwing side in there - Bis, Yummy Fur and such, and all with an edge all of their own.... You have to be good to get a Cardiacs namedrop in your review around these parts you know, this is very good. Idyll Intangible stopped traffic as soon as it hit the CD player, what’s this? What’s this!?. This is pop music and some of those synth riffs are glorious, all alive like squalor in suburbia and alive like books and alive like things in bags and a little bit more that just the same old songs about relationships and such... Pointed, sharp, obtuse, bouncing, spiky tightly wound art-pop observations, girl/boy vocals, shouty rounds, all very tangible and no time to do the thinking, they don’t have the time... Infectious angular synth driven new wave pop to delight the space between your ears – taking care of your space is what Navvy do. I like it, you like it, we like it... I want some, you want some, we want some... Real life makes perfect sense, they’ll take you to a special place, they’ll send your flowers back, they’ll give your cheeks some vital colour. Fractured bouncy angular vintage synth driven new wave pop, recommended... www.myspace.com/navvypop or www.myspace.com/angularrecords
 

THE REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND – The Whole Fam Damnily (Side One Dummy) -  They’re from Brown County, Indiana and they’re the righteous real damn deal, you don’t really encounter the real real deal that often now do you? Seasick Steve was the last time the real real deal passed through here and look at the impact he’s had on us all in the last three years. This is a good... All washboards, flat top guitars, home fried cooking, moonshine, old country blues. Actually that’s one hell of a sound the three of them get our of just an acoustic guitar, a washboard and a snare drum – they sound like they really went down to that crossroads, this is real American country blues and up there with the very best. Now you just know a song called “Wal-Mart Killed The Country Store” is going to be good ... Seems they recorded the album in a church in Bloomington, Indiana, just down the road from where the band live. They sound authentic without being retro and stuck in the past about it, they really do look and sound like the real deal. This is now, a timeless devil chasing now – well either the devil or the DTs? ‘Your Cousins On Cops’ – see there’s evidence that they’re in the here and now, Robert Johnson never saw his cousin on (that TV show) Cops. Damn fine artwork as well. Heartfelt blues, and everything right, damn fine everything and all as highly recommended as the Peyton family recipe for persimmon pudding that has been passed down through the generations and won the blue ribbon for best persimmon pudding at the Persimmon Festival in Lawrence County one year  - www.bigdamnband.com or www.myspace.com/therevpeytonsbigdamnband

Here's some Big Damn Band YouTube

ZERO CIPHER – Juggernaut (Null/Void) - Well I guess the first thing we need to tell you to do is to leave all you think you know about England’s Zero Cipher right there at the front door and come right on in....  They’ve changed, no, they haven’t changed, they’ve evolved, gone is the nu-metal/metalcore band of past times and instead a new more challenging confident beast has emerged, a new sound that really is a little more difficult to pin down (hard ot pin down is good, we like it when things aren’t obvious). You know, they may just have added a slice of sleaze and a touch of early Guns ‘n Roses or raw Motley Crue in there with their dirty edges and that touch of their previous lives that still lurks there in a positive kind of metalcore way. Zero Cipher have taken a whole load of things and shoved them in their blender along with those decks and those riffs and that melodic aggression and reinvented themselves in a rather impressive way. Kind of unexpected but then they’ve never been ones to take it easy, they’ve always pushed themselves, challenged themselves, taken a lead and a risk or two where others were happy to just follow the modern metal pack. The tittle track, Juggernaut, has a bit of the stoner sludge about it as it gets a more than healthy gallop going, them vocals have a touch of the Big Jim Dandy about them – you know, him from Black Oak Arkansas. Ghostdance has some neat slide guitar in there with their metal darkness. Zero Cipher are still as aggressive and confrontational as ever, they moved their intense metal on a few blocks here with this latest album though. Some of it comes on like a muscled up Cult or maybe a Danzig, lots of things in here, none of it obvious. Time to take a fresh listen and time to expect the unexpected – Zero Cipher made a damn good metal album that really doesn’t fit in to any of the convenient sub genre pigeonholes, their sound grew up, Zero Cipher made a seriously damn good hard rock/metal album. Good good metal earfood, their finest album yet... www.zerocipher.com / www.nullvoidrecords.com
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TRIBULATION – The Horror (Pulverised) - A frothing maelstrom of storming extreme metal, relentless onslaught from Tribulation, serious deathrashing and a debut album from the Swedes that stands out from the extreme metal crowd. Serious set of extreme bombs being dropped here, frontline speed/thrash/death/whatever, as relentless as it is colourful – well played, spot on production.... They’re doing it the oldschool Morbid Angel, Slayer way, they’ll seduce you with their smell of rotten flesh and their curse of resurrection... Formidable - top quality extreme metal, already our ahead of the pack, one hell of an impressive extreme metal debut album. Merciless vileness, wholesomely good – www.pulverised.net

WAKE THE PRESIDENT – You Can’t Change The Boy (Electric Honey) – Scottish indie pop from the West end of Glasgow, a rather accomplished debut. Uplifting jangle pop that kind of leans towards Orange Juice, The Smiths or Wedding Present, intelligent 80’s sounding indie pop, a classic sound that comes with their own bit of freshness – www.myspace.com/wakethepresidentband or www.myspace.com/electrichoneymusic

TRIBAZIK – All Blood Is Red (Eastworld) – London based band with a healthy Killing Joke kind of sound (indeed they’ve got yer man Jaz Coleman guesting on a track). All seeing machine driving guitar sound, paranoid edge, heavy groove, menacing, broody, dark, all very Killing Joke – www.myspace.com/tribazik / www.eastworldrecordings.com

STINKING LIZAVETA – Sacrifice And Bliss (Monotreme) -  Really don’t like metal guitars that do that dreadful neighing thing at the end of every line like they’re runaway horses, Stinking thingy are doing that here and that’s really not endearing this new album to these ears. Never really got what all the fuss is about when it comes to this Philly rock trio anyway but this at time is really pushing the tolerance levels.  More of their instrumental hard rock then... A psychedelic stoner edge and an improvised obviousness in where they take it all, sounds like a metal band jamming in a soundcheck and having a great self indulgent time while they wait for the vocalist to show up. True, they’ve got plenty of light and shade in there and those pieces are tight and well played in a raw and loose kind of way. They can turn in some mellow alt.edged blues when the mood takes them and yes there’s some damn fine drums holding it all together, the drums have loads of feel – dare we say drums with a mellow Led Zep feel to them, that easiness that flowed from John Bonham. Clearly some talented respected players here. Stinking Liz have been about doing this for something like fifteen years now and respect to them I suppose. I guess I can see why people get enjoyment from what they do, it is really obvious though and you really want them to take it out there and get progressive and challenging about things, kind of feels like they’re on easy street with it all, like they could make an album like this every week if they felt like it. Ultimately this just sounds like an old school hard rock/heavy metal jamming out instrumentals. No, never really got what all the fuss was about – here’s the link should you want it. www.myspace.com/stinkinglizaveta

PROJECT PITCHFORK – Dream, Tireias! (Protain) - Melodic electric goth and rotting until your days in clover are over... And they sing about all the decomposing and such in such a sweet and pleasant poppy gothy all is well with their world kind of way! Almost Pet Shop Boys if you take out the deep voiced goth vocals. He sounds part Genesis P. Orridge, part Andrew Eldritch and part childcatcher out of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang... The music is a lush brand of silky soothing euro electro - dark electro goth, sinister vocal style, dark subject matter, all very black in a harmless kind of enjoyable bleep clang bleep kind of come inside my cage now where’s that flying car kind of way – www.myspace.com/projectpitchfork or www.protain.de

CAPTAIN WILBERFORCE – Everyone Loves A Villain (Blue Tuxedo) – Mellow indie power pop and sunny feel good melodies that touch on Brit pop in a rather polished Lightening Seeds kind of way. All very nice and pleasant and breezy and maybe even a hint or two of those Beatles or ELO in there if you want it. not a big fan of ELO or Lightening Seeds myself, here’s the link... www.myspace.com/captainwilberforce

FAKE PROBLEMS – It’s Great To Be Alive (Side One Dummy) – Alternative American radio friendly pop rock with bits of alt.country, bits of orchestral ballads, bits of gruff folky punk pop, bits of indie rock, bits of this, bits of that, bit of prog rock at the end of track three, skanking demons kick track four off...and on we go, demons, punk pop, horns, alt country and a whole bag load of everything – www.myspace.com/fakeproblems

COVERED CALL - Money Never Sleeps (Blistering) - Now these Swedish people make old school hard rock that laced with great big sugary dollops of AOR, they run from the scars of the night, they want her to let his spirit fly, and now he’s on his own and he has himself to blame and the hardest part of the night is the night and his heart will never ever break again... this sounds like early days Bon Jovi, melodic UFO and you’re thinking how uncool, what the hell is this doing here on the Organ pages... One or two of you will be waiting until you’re on your own and the room is empty before you hit the link, some of you will know that sickly AOR is cool and you’ll want to know that the Scorpions style piano ballad where he feels so alive is track five and her smiled cements his heart like snow, and he wants to be free and he wants to be me and spread his wings and fly, cover up his eyes, the blind lead the blind baby, we’re close to the point where we’re on the wings of a kiss where the eagle takes the flowers from your hair, and how complex can those mixed metaphors be ... we’re running for the light, we’re touching the sky, hard rocking AOR rules and you damn well know it, sit there in your Battles t-shirt and wait until the room is empty then hit the link.... www.myspace.com/coveredcall
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RESONATE – Curvature (Lockjaw) – One of those emo rock bands with the histrionics from the bratty-voiced singer, a touch of mathy post-hardcore in there and they could do so much if they’d just rip that rule book up and take a risk or two. They can clearly play, they got some light and shade in there, they threaten to have a moment here and there, maybe next time around, clearly a good band somewhere in here trying to break out, ditch the rule obeying clichés and... www.myspace.com/reso

MFMB – Mfmb (La Bulle Sonore) – One part Cure, one part Daft Punk, one part my Bloody Valentine, they’re a five piece from Sweden with a rather decent, rather lush, rather pure debut six track mini album. www.myspace.com/thisismfmb
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A PSYCHEDELIC GUIDE TO MONSTERISM ISLAND – Various (Lo Recordings) – Some kind of compilation and a mystical island and twenty seven slices of instrumental electronica and mellow psychedelia, well twenty six and one slice of instrumental medieval flute driven folk rock from Circulus. Mostly a mix of mellow guitar psych and electronic Moog squelch from people such as Luke Vibert, Jonny Trunk, Gruff Rhys, Jerry Dammers, Batfinks and, well loads of it... all flows as mellow laid back chilled out whole, some of it experimental, some of it just headtrips – all very psychedelically mellow and pleasant should you feel like getting out there in a blissful kind of electronic kind of way – www.lorecordings.com
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BRONTOSAURUS CHORUS – You’ve Created A Monster (PopArt London) - North London girl/boy duel voiced (mostly girl voiced)) joyous bubblegum indie pop with strings and  trumpets and a dynamic smashing of ceramics and making out underneath the stars from Brontosaurus Chorus... A seven track mini album full of smiles and some monsters are rather good aren’t they...  www.myspace.com/brontosauruschorus or www.popartlondon.co.uk

ABSU – Absu (Candlelight) - Fluid black metal from the USA, galloping away, chugging and thrashing and riffing and hissing and like death metal bands tend to do... www.myspace.com/absu

SHORTWAVE FADE – Deletia (Slice The Pie)  - Like we already said in that single review a couple of weeks ago; breezy indie rock and that refined mellowness that turns to that driving windswept stadium expansiveness thing that bands like The Editors or maybe even Keane (back in there better days) do, little nice and polite for these ears but hey, feathers in a hurricane and all that  – www.myspace.com/shortwavefade
 

Last week's album of the week - CHEER-ACCIDENT

Previous albums of the week - VLADIMIR BOZAR ‘n ZE SHERAF ORKESTAR / JULIE DOIRON / GIANT PAW / MI AMI / WE ROCK LIKE GIRLS DON’T / RABID RABBIT / SERGEANT BUZFUZ / LARS HORNTVETH / ENABLERS / IMAGINATION SCHOOL / WOMEN / FIGHT LIKE APES / THE JELAS / HUNTSVILLE / GALLON DRUNK / SLEEPS IN OYSTERS / THE WELCOME WAGON
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ALBUM REVIEW ARCHIVES

LIVE
JOHN ADAMS - DOCTOR ATOMIC, English National Opera @ The Coliseum, London, March 7th 

            Is there a bigger subject matter than this? After millions of years of evolution and thousands of years of history, humans are about to gain the ability to destroy themselves. That ability and all those ages focus down to one point in time, one place, and ultimately one man: physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer.  He's in charge of the Manhattan Project, the top-secret battle to test the first atomic bomb, heading a team of the brightest scientists of the day. It's June 1945, and everyone's driven by the fearful possibility that the Nazis will make one first. So in a small town in New Mexico, this team of intelligent, aware, moral men and women are working frenziedly to create a terrible thing, an unknown that might kill them all, might be used against innocents, might fizzle out or cause a chain reaction that devours the world. 
                 Great art, really great art, stands alone from its surrounding genres and traditions and is a necessary thing in itself, expressing an idea or a feeling or something unwordable that cannot be done in any other way. Could any other medium than opera, or any other composer than John Adams, draw an audience so deeply into this unique moment in history? 
Adams is a composer whose work cuts across boundaries like no other.  Within the contemporary classical world, he's highly respected, even described as America's greatest living composer. I guess most of our (extremely culturally varied) readers will go, who?  Well, you need to find yourself a recording of Harmonium or Naive and Sentimental Music, or track down one of those special affordable tickets to Doctor Atomic - if there's any left. You will be blown away: Adams' work connects directly to anyone who loves adventurous music of any kind.  Forget anything you might have read likening his music to that of Philip Glass, or tagging his work as 'minimalist' - it's nonsense: even the early Shaker Loops (which you can download from epitonic.com) turns minimalism on its head. His work has elements of every 20th century genre in there, and more, without prejudice.  His world view is wider than that of inward-looking contemporary-classical circles; takes both the classics and the outer limits of experimental music in the same glance, absorbs it all, and uses it as a means to an end.  His music can, for example progress magically from a swirling romantic to a supercharged version of pounding minimalist rhythms in a way that makes absolute sense to a generation used to a myriad movie and TV soundtracks. At last - a modern composer who speaks our language.
                So - we find ourselves at the opera, and just being in the eye-popping interior of the Coliseum is an experience in itself. Rampaging Victorian baroque covers every surface - not subtle, but hugely entertaining. In the middle of this wedding cake the stage is fronted by a sombre black screen on to which the periodic table of elements is projected in white.  The house lights go down, and the screen lifts on a stark, clever, unforgettable set - mountains grow, monolithic vertical laboratories glide about, shift shape into bedrooms and testing fields, hinting at beehives, Japanese architecture, war rooms.  Projections come and go - equations, maps.  It's powerful and elegant staging, and the first voices, describing the energy/mass equations behind atomic fission as if sacred plainsong, set the initial pace.  After the initial scene, where the scientists voice their first moral complaints, this is an opera about waiting - it's three hours of waiting, but it's the most driven, tormented, terrifying waiting that fate could devise for the protagonists. Scene two is a surprise contrast to the arch, awkward exchanges of the scientists and generals, where Oppenheimer's wife Kitty waits in her bedroom for a husband lost in his work, the initially incongruous use of Baudelaire's sensuous poetry becomes a call back to humanity from the callous inhumanity of bomb-making.  The libretto - assembled by Adams' long-time collaborator Peter Sellars from historical reference or actual quotes of the characters - uses several passages of Oppenheimer's favourite poetry such as Baudelaire, and later, when he begins to crumble under the strain, Oppenheimer sings a passionate and moving aria set to a sonnet by metaphysical poet John Donne, "Batter My Heart, three-person'd God".  With its repeated stanza of "break, blow, burn, and make me new" it evokes the all too physical violence of the Bomb even as a plea for both punishment and purification from the terrible moral stain of it. This lyrical interlude is preceded by angular, more atonal passages as fallout is discussed and the Bomb prepared, contrasting the inhuman and the human.
         Adam's music is so detailed, dynamic, so finely wrought and rich in emotive variety that it carries the slow winding up of tension right through the length of the opera.  The passages leading up to the test itself suggest madness and fearful disintegration. There's one more thread in the story that adds another element of depth: the local Native Americans, the Tewa, from a village nearby, who work as cleaners, labourers and child-minders at the Los Alamos complex.  They perform their tasks, ignored by the soldiers and scientists, silently at first but a reminder the civilians, the innocents of the world... and also a reminder of the great span of technological progress, that once every human lived their lives the way the Tewa did.  As the tension racks, and even the scientists admit that they're not quite in control, the Tewa appear in their sacred masks and ceremonial clothes, a signifier that events have left the realm of logic and science.
         And in the middle of all, inevitably, the Bomb.  It's an ugly sphere, menacing on a very deep level, lit at one point like a disgusting new planet on the horizon.  When the time comes, it is heralded by a mindblowing chorus, a passage from the Bagavad Gita: "At the sight of this, Your Shape stupendous/ Full of mouths and eyes...."  The build is genuinely heart-pounding.  I don't want to give away the moments of the explosion, save to say that like everything in the production, it's elegant, and avoids the obvious, and remains burnt in the memory. 

Doctor Atomic YouTube
Doctor Atomic runs to 20 March. www.eno.org
John Adams: www.earbox.com
Previous John Adams Organ coverage: Organ 218 at the Proms

Live previously - THE RAIN EMPEROR / AMANDA PALMER AND THE DANGER ENSEMBLE / THE THREE AGES OF ELVIS / ORPHANS / ZACH HILL / THE PRESENT / TRENCHER / EVERYTHING EVERYTHING / THE PRODIGY / FIGHT LIKE APES / SOUTH CENTRAL / ROSE KEMP / HANDS ON HEADS / PLUG / MOTORHEAD / THE JESSIE ROSE TRIP / PURE REASON REVOLUTION / F*CKED UP

LIVE REVIEW ARCHIVES

  SINGLES
SINGLE OF THE WEEK
LAMO – Edicotatop (Broken Branch) – A churning kind of falling down the stairs carrying a kitchen sink kind of duo. Brutal guitars, raw ripping filthy barbed riffs and dismantled drums and a churning churning cacophony of noise rock delight and getta job.... A sound engineer’s nightmare, a mountain of feedback fuelled by aggressive intent, a twin headed monster created by siblings Ais and Colm Clafferty. They’re from the Midlands of England, they deal in extreme noise terror, they are clearly not to be messed with and they sound like nothing you or I could easily pin down. Limited to just 200 CDs so move on it now, put all your eggs in their basket...  – www.myspace.com/scummerthanwhat or www.brokenbranch.co.uk
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SHUTTLE – Tunnel EP (Ninja Tune) – Apparently we know Shuttle more from his remix work as Etan. Now that just may well be the case, but I always thought Shuttle were a punk band from somewhere up North. This Shuttle deals in full on electro-squelch, this Shuttle is the now Boston based producer/mixer Shuttle and this is a slice or two of crunchy meaty electro bite with an uncompromisingly filthy edge... Cadence Weapon adds some lines (and even more bite) to one of the tracks, a track called Rotten Guts, the rest of it is squelching electro goodness. Three instrumentals and one lyrical set of dimensions then... all good, all worth your ears, you learn something new everyday, now pass that shuttle down the warp and see what looms weft-like with the squelch...  www.shuttlemusic.com / www.ninjatune.net

THE HELMHOLTZ RESONATORS – The Crystal Submarine EP (Death) – They’re a three piece, the formula is simple; staccato drums, fizzing organ and driving bass. All hyper fuzz and sinister undercurrents and itty bitty spiders once again. Some kind of vintage organ sound driving it all and all on the wires of our nerves in such a good way. Hermann Helmoltz you see, the art of resonance and palying with your wires... Opening track, Gypsy, has this sinister locked on vibe to it, a touch like The Cramps messing with Add N To X in there with that soul (and that disturbing psych) of theirs that demands you dance. This single has been out since the start of Feb, but hey, Royal Mail and such, seems to have been all over the land, better late than never. They have a menace, them spiders there, watching you there, washing your hair, a menace to their wired resonance and that filthy fizzing dirty organ-driven garage rock... www.myspace.com/thehelmholtzresonators or www.myspace.com/deathrecordslondon

BUTCHER BOY – A Better Ghost (How Does It Feel To Be Loved?) - Sublime intelligent subtle glowing alternative indie pop from Glasgow's rather beautiful Butcher Boy. Rich with colour, emotion, ambition and yes, perfection as those notes fall and a flow up to that perfectly carved rose that was the last single. Actually this isn’t the best track on the very vert fine new album React or Die that’s out in April. Butcher Boy are full of heart, feather nests and unexpected piano bits, lovely bits... www.myspace.com/butcherboymusic

WOODPIGEON – I Live A Lot Of Places (End Of The Road) - Canada’s Woodpigeon and a warm piece of mellow alt.country glowing sweet-voiced goodness from their recent album – www.myspace.com/woodpigeon

THE B OF BANG – Alfred, Light The Fires (Jelly Maid) – How very English sounding, an English baritone and a touch of darkness to their somber-voiced, a man called Wit so it seems, indie-cabaret and their ever shifting mood pushing refinement. They’re from Portsmouth, they have a charm of their own, an undercurrent of crafted electronica, a hint of what some called anti-folk, a character... www.jellymaidmusic.com or www.myspace.com/thebofthebang

WHISPER IN THE RIOT – Whisper In TheRiot EP (KMG) - Metalcore, hardcore, whatevercore - this new Midlands crew are doing it with a lot of energy and a certain amount of aggressive attitude. And yes they can play, this is a competently decent EP. Thing is, they’re not exactly adding anything new to the pot and their music kind of lacks any real colour or character at the moment. Lot of bluster, lot of energy, storm of it, but really, with so so many others doing very (very) similar things and there really needs to be a little x factor. Whisper In The Riot sound like a lot of things we already heard many many times already, need a little more than this, they’re new though, they just might evolve, they got the energy and attitude ... www.myspace.com/whisperintheriot

WALK DON’T WALK -  Day From Hell (Download) – energetic ska pop from Birmingham... www.walkdontwalk.co.uk

FLESH EATING FOUNDATION – Purging (Rebco) - He’s a sounding a little bit like a pissed off dalek there don’t yer think? We’re talking a whole load of raw punk-edged aggressive industrial techno banging and thrusting and shouting, a whole load of global noise attacks and a relentless mechanical shitstorm of noise. Anarcho daleks! They don’t need your rules and they don’t give a shit – well that’s what they just said. You’ve got five original tracks and then another three remix versions of something called Godless on here, you’ll get complaints from the people next door before you make the end of it all (well we did) ... If you want some in-your-face electro aggression, some pissed-off daleks and some atari teenage rioting then here it all is waiting for you – www.myspace.com/flesheatingfoundation or www.myspace.com/rebco

WEDNESDAY 13 – Bloodwork EP (DR2) – ooooooh, we needed that m***t*f***ing slice of badly behaved bone breaking blood in your ice cream dumbf**k goth metal shock rock obnoxiousness. We needed that bag of little happy pills, thrill and chills and flip you you twisted fuggin’ sister. Wednesday 13 with a six track mini album ep whatever the hell. And featuring a version of Tom Petty’s Running Down A Dream that will run you right off the damn road, that and a version of his much loved (by a cackling Rip Cruncher anyway)  I love To Say F**k. A whole load of screws coming loose and your neighbourhood body thief is here for more. I mean all these nice sensitive twee alt-folk bands that are everywhere, all well and good but hey, don’t you sometimes just need some loud dumb swearing and some full on rock cussing and spitting. Two acoustic songs at the end are indeed conveniently at the end so you call pull their wings off and never ever have to listen to the boring things – nothing worse than punk-horror glam shock frontmen getting all wussy with their acoustic guitars, plug it in or smash it up you flower sniffing wuss – www.myspace.com/officialWednesday13

Last week's single of the week - KING OF CONSPIRACY

Previously - SPEECH DEBELLE / FRAN RODGERS / COMMANDER KEEN / EMMY THE GREAT / SONNY / JENIFEREVER / LIME HEADED DOG / FIGHT LIKE APES / OH, ATOMS / DENNIS HOPPER CHOPPERS / CUDDLY SHARK / RED PAINTED RED / RALPH BAND / RAW POO / RUDE MECHANICALS / THE BRUTE CHORUS / TIM AND SAM’S TIM AND SAM BAND...

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THE CONTORTIONISTS – Degenerate Music And The Evil Of Banality – They’re from East London and this CD burst in here demanding instant attention. Four live tracks that fall up your stairs and dig pointy elbows in to your ribs. More things to say, more wrong pop churning and new wave pointed things and and and.... The Fall, Art Brut, all awkwardly catchy and full of different angles, something a little more to say and play if you know what I mean. Suckerpunch grammatical errors, hail gross saints of the protest scene they said. Pointed male/female vocals (they all sound like Mark E Smith), four fine tracks that demand we go out and find out more straight away, things that demand we have more things to say (and things). Excellent, we love it when unexpected things like this turn up, collaborations, wires, conversations, degenerates indeed, there’s always another antidote to the evils of banality, this is the function of art is it not? Excellent, love it to bits – www.myspace.com/thecontortionists or www.contortionist-manifesto.com
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Previous demo's of the week - INTO FLIGHT / LUCY DAY / ONE TRUE DOG / WHOLE SCHEBANG / THE BUMBLEBEES / KIJU / AWESOME WELLS / THE MAXIMUM DANGER PROJECT / CHARLIE BARNES / THE CURSORS / THE WINTER LEAGUE / JARMEAN? / RIOTGOD / CUTTHROAT CONVENTION / INERTIA BLOOMS

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'THIS WEEK’S FREE DOWNLOAD...
This week it has to be CUNEIFORM Records, the label is on a serious roll right now, you'll have noted recent reviews of that CHEER-ACCIDENT album that we confidently expect to be in the top three albums of the year this year, there's that BIRDSONGS OF THE MESOZOIC that we reviewed last week, there's more from the absolutely vital UNIVERS ZERO (see this week's review), and hell! Almost too much, we just opened their page and new stuff from UPSILON ACRUX!!! Now Upsilon deal in seriously challenging other rock, they are one of the very very best bands out there, and is that something new from MIRIODOR!!? Cuneiform are in danger of exploding heads around here, they have to be the best label in the world right now don't they?  Just go explore that page of downloads and tastes of things they have right there on their webpage, almost too much! just like a kid in a prog rock sweet shop I tell yer!, You need to taste and you seriously need some of these albums.  www.cuneiformrecords.com

and check out this Upsilon Acrux YouTube, we can't wait for the album

PREVIOUSLY - ALESSI'S ARK / TEN CITY NATION / SIGUR ROS / IMAGINATION SCHOOL  / REAL McKENZIES / FAT WRECK / DOMINIQUE LEONE / JAGJAGUWAR / VESSELS / COLT / LIARS / SLARAFFENKLANG / 4AD / PHANTOM LIMBS  / THE PRODIGY / KAYO DOT / BLACK ELK / MADE IN MEXICO / THE BUG / TEMPORARY RESIDENCE

'RE-ISSUE/best of OF THE WEEK
UNIVERS ZERO - Relaps: Archives 1984 - 1986'(Cuneiform) - Following on from the revelatory reissue of their Univers Zero's 1977 debut album, 'Relaps: Archives 1984-1986' neatly brackets the early career of this extraordinary chamber orchestra-stroke-band with a collection of unreleased live recordings. And what a collection: selected from four gigs in Germany and Belgium, captured with great quality live sound that does justice to both the five-piece and later seven-piece version of the ensemble.
              Once again, there's no moment of filler from Univers Zero.  A rich stew of beautiful classical instrumentation - clarinets and sax, violin, cello and viola - with keyboards and rock bass and drums, each complex, driving composition is alive with dangerous energy and crackling tension from beginning to end.  They're the seething antidote to the twee and complacent in rock/classical crossover, the Stravinsky- and Ligeti- influenced blast of reality that makes even King Crimson sound like Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Other avant-rock bands dabble in dark, 20th-century passages: Univers Zero dive right in, exploring danger and menace and foreboding in all possible nuances, extracting energy and hope and life from this but never, ever allowing complete release. 
          These recordings catch Univers Zero with powers at full-strength - and fascinatingly, at a terrible time to be making this music, trapped in the shallows of the early 80s, soaring over the heads of the European music industry, struggling get anyone to give them a gig, to afford rehearsal space, whilst wrestling with the demands of holding such a complex line-up together.  There's a palpable feel of sheer bloody-minded bravery in these performances, a cathartic glee in just being there, alive and playing these fantastic compositions after all the endless setbacks and tedious wrangling only holding together any band (let alone a seven-piece multi-instrumental avant-experimental one) can generate. 
         These concerts have Univers Zero playing later compositions that have moved on from the more acoustic, often early-music, medieval sound of their first album, with more keyboards and greater use of rock drum-kit. Whilst retaining all the expressive complexity and high-end timbral crafting of the studio debut, there's going to be more power here. This is a clear, crafted kind of power, ultimately beating any amount of volume and distortion - the kind of power that comes from control.   It all comes to a shattering climax on 'The Funeral Plain', a work that from quiet beginnings builds and builds layers of fear and teeth-clenching anxiety over a gradually imposed nine-beat war footing... its utterly relentless, a soundtrack to induce predator-prey nightmares right out of your deepest lizard brain that drives on to a quite unique sonic apocalypse. (Frankly, the applause at the end of this one is shockingly polite - it either says everything about Belgium in the 80s, which is annoying, or the audience were that stunned, which is funny). 
      Two years later, having released a studio album of new material, the frustrations of trying to gain recognition for Univers Zero finally got to founder member, drummer and band leader Daniel Denis, and they split. Thank goodness, then, for Cuneiform who continued to believe in the band, releasing back catalogue until a generation of listeners were ready for them. Univers Zero was reformed by Denis just before the new millenium; they've released three albums of new material and a live one recorded in 2005, and play the Rock In Opposition festival in France this year.  They're one of the great unsung rock bands of the last 30 years, and good enough to earn hesitant respect from the contemporary-classical world too.  With its near studio sound and stupendous energy, 'Relaps' is as good a place to start with Univers Zero as their classic debut. www.univers-zero.com or www.cuneiformrecords.com

Previously BIRDSONGS OF THE MESOZOIC:/ DEEP PURPLE / GRENOUER / BLATZ / FILTH / EYEHATEGOD / THE BOXER REBELLION / THE NERVES / THE THING / THE ERGS / DAMON & NAOMI / MR. BROWN / SUBHUMANS / RUBELLA BALLET / BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP / MARILLION / KUNG FU SUPER SOUNDS / VOORHEES

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ORGAN 297 - CHEER ACCIDENT, BIRDSONGS OF THE MESOZOIC, PURE REASON REVOLUTION, TO ARMS ETC, MICHAEL GRAVES, FRANK ROTHKAMM, THE LONG LOST, LION'S SHARE, THE TEA CLUB, ISOLE, MEMORIAL, DAVE ARCADI, Y DIWYGLAD, BONNIE PRINCE BILLY, WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE, DEAD MAN'S HAND, KING OF CONSPIRACY, BABY GRAVY, SAD DAY FOR PUPPETS, TELEPATHE, THE TRUTH ABOUT FRANK, MOUNT, THE WELOCME COMMITTEE, SUPER SONIC HERO, ALESSI'S ARK, SHELLY WYN-DE-BANK.... 

ORGAN 296 - VLADIMIR BOZAR ‘n ZE SHERAF ORKESTAR, JULIE DOIRON, DM STITH, THE RAIN EMPEROR, FAITH NO MORE, BLUT AUS NORD, THE SOUNDSCAPES, UNLEARN, PESTILENCE, LIGHT SYNDICATE, INSTANT FLIGHT, MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND, CRIMFALL, ARTHEMIS, THIN LIZZY, FUN MACHINE,  SPEECH DEBELLE, WINTERSLEEP, MORTON VALENCE, SHORTWAVE FADE, LE RENO AMPS, THE WOO!WORTHS, TEN CITY NATION, IGGY'S INSURANCE... 

ORGAN 295 - GIANT PAW, MI AMI, COMMANDER KEEN, AMANDA PALMER AND THE DANGER ENSEMBLE, THE NIGHTINGALES, PETER DOHERTY, INTO FLIGHT, FEVER RAY, FRAN RODGERS, ANDREA JABLONSKI, RABID RABBIT, THE FACELESS, MORIARTY, THE ERUPTORS, RED SQUARE, THE REVELLIONS, TORTURE KILLER, HEAT FROM A DEADSTAR, SANDSTONE, THRONE OF KATARSIS, HUMCRUSH, LADYFINGER (NE), GAMAGES MODEL TRAIN CLUB, SUSUMU YOKOTA, ANEKDOTEN, THE LONG LOST, THE ANDROID ANGEL, LOUNGE FLY, SIGUR ROS

ORGAN 294 - WE ROCK LIKE GIRLS DON’T, SHIRLEY LEE, THE MILK AND HONEY BAND, THE ANTIKAROSHI, PHOSPHORESCENT, REVOLTING COCKS, NICKEL EYE, THE LOVED ONES, THE PROPHECY, WOODPIGEON, SPIDER AND THE FLIES, SONIC YOUTH, EMMY THE GREAT, ZZZ, DAVID GIBB, THREATMANTICS, LUCY DAY, DESTINATION: OBLIVION, DEEP PURPLE.... 

ORGAN 293 - oh hit the link, go see what we had last week, I'm too fried now, need sunlight and no more computer screens....

ORGAN 292 - BISHOP ALLEN, BLANKPAGES, THE COAST, DAVID BERMAN, SILVER JEWS, DOWNDIME, EYELASH, FIRST AID KIT, GAIL OLDING, GUAPO, HARPOON, HAWKLORDS, IMAGINATION SCHOOL, JENIFEREVER, JOHN MARTYN, JOHN SQUIRE, LAMB OF GOD, MICHAEL J SHEEHY, ONE TRUE DOG, POINT JUNCTURE WA, SCRAP CLUB, SERGEANT BUZFUZ, WELFARE MOTHERS...

ORGAN 291 - LARS HORNTVETH, WINTERSLEEP, ANARCHISTWOOD, VAKA, THE BUMBLEBEES, WET PAINT, SAM KILLS TWO, GRAVANZIA, STUART TURNER, MAEVEN, WHOLE SCHEBANG, PAUL GOODWIN, THE RAIN EMPEROR, LIME HEADED DOG, SERGEANT BUZZFUZ, OUTRAZE, REMEDY, FLUTATIOUS, BLATZ, FILTH... 

ORGAN 290 - ENABLERS, IMAGINATION SCHOOL, BLOOD MOON, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, HYATARI, SILENTIUM, AWESOME WELLS, HOLMES, THE WHORE MOANS, GATHIENS, DIPLO, SEANCE, FIGHT LIKE APES, THEO, FRANKLIN, SHIRLEY LEE, KIJU, CRYOGENICA, CASTALIA, THE HARD LUCK SAINTS, DOMINIQUE LEONE, EYEHATEGOD, I AM JOY, BERNADETTE LOUISE & NATALIE SWAIN, SONIC YOUTH, TO ARMS ETC.

ORGAN 289 - WOMEN, MAEGASHIRA, DANKO JONES, JACK SHIRT, FEN, LOW BUDGET ORCHESTRA, MEN OF UNITUS, GRAHAM REYNOLDS AND THE GOLDEN ARM TRIO, OH ATOMS, DENNIS HOPPER CHOPPERS, THE WOE BETIDES, DEVOTCHKA, THE SOCIAL, AWESOME WELLS, LITHURGY, SUNDAY SCHOOL, RON ASHETON, JAGJAGUWAR....

ORGAN 288 - FIGHT LIKE APES, ANATHALLO, SHRAG, THE THREE AGES OF ELVIS, ORPHANS, CUDDLY SHARKS, MOLLOY, IRON FIRE, RED EYED LEGENDS, THE HIGH WIRE, SHOCK ELEVATOR FAMILY, LADYDOLL, IVAN CAMPO, VESSELS, COLT, THE NERVES...

ORGAN 287 - THE JELAS, ZACH HILL, THE PRESENT, TRENCHER, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING, FIGHT LIKE APES, THE PRODIFY, INDYMEDIA, RED PAINTED RED, THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING, HOWL GRIFF, WHITE SHOES BLACK HEART, LOST ROBOTS, COCONUT, GRAVE DIGGER, PERFECT AS CATS: A TRIBUTE TO THE CURE, THE RETAIL SECTORS, THE CAPITOL YEARS, LITTLE WOMEN, ...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD, THE MAXIMUM DANGER PROJECT, MISS COSMOS, FIRESUITE, FAIRYTALE, THE YALLA YALLAS, SLARAFFENKLANG, LIARS... 

ORGAN 286 - HUNTSVILLE, SOUTH CENTRAL, THE THING, ROSE KEMP, HANDS ON HEADS, PLUG, SPECIALISATION IS FOR INSECTS, BEFORE THE DAWN, ELECTRIC MUD GENERATOR, THE TRUTH ABOUT FRANK, CHARLIE BARNES, THE PINE HILL HAINTS, SONIC RONDEZVOUS BAND, AGATHOCLES, THE TROUBADORS, THE WICKED SOUNDTRACK by AL JOURGENSEN, WEDNESDAY 13, LOSS LEADER, CARRY ON LOVIN’, A VERY CHERRY CHRISTMAS VOL 4,  RALFE BAND, RAW POO, SILVERY, LOS, KONG, THE FM FLASH, SEELAND, I AM IMMUNE, BROKEN ARM, MORIARTY, DUMB INSTRUMENT, LOUIS BARABBAS AND THE BLACK VELVET BAND, BLACK CHANNELS, ANTHEMS, SPOOKBOY, LONG HAT PINS, LOS CONIOS, BOY OUTSIDE, LOCI, THE DO OR DIES, The FRESHWHIP art collective, that 696 form and more...

ORGAN 285 - GALLON DRUNK, SONVAR, MATT ELLIOTT, PSYCHIC TV, SUSPYRE, PAPIER TIGRE, RUDE MECHANICALS THE CURSORS, more on AMANDA PALMER'S beautiful belly, THURSTON MOORE's new cassette only fetish flavoured release... oh lots of stuff, DAMON & NAOMI, THE ERGS, ANARCHISTWOOD, ABE VIGODA and more, go read and see...

ORGAN 284 - Do we need to go type out a list? Just go have a look...

ORGAN 283 - THE WELCOME WAGON, TIM AND SAM'S TIM AND SAM BAND WITH TIM AND SAM, JARMEAN? NASHVILLE PUSSY, RUBELLA BALLET, VOLCANO!, THE LAKE SITUATION, SUBHUMANS, GLOBO, KAYO DOT, I LIKE TRAINS, PREGO, THE VERVE, THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART, CRISIS NEVER ENDS, SIX FEET UNDER, USELESS ID, BITCHES SIN, SLICK'S KITCHEN, JE SUIS ANIMAL, SEVERAL UNION, GUILLOTINE, DEAD OR AMERICAN, THE JOHN HENRYS, BURNING PILOT and more... 

ORGAN 282 - Oh loads of stuff, go see....

ORGAN 281 - F**KED UP, ROLO TOMASSI, MoHa!, SEMAPHORE, THE MINIONS, CHICKENHAWK  TROST, MAGNOLIA, LEFT TO VANISH, FREDRICK STANLEY STAR, HEADLESS HEROES, TORTUGA, THE BOAT PEOPLE, BARR, SAMMY HAGAR, BORN FROM, ROB HIMSELF, THE DeRELLAS, THE RACE, CONOR OBERST, DEPARTMENT S, MARILLION, 11:59, GHOSTFIRE, HANDMADE & BOUND...

ORGAN 280 - AIDS WOLF, THE PROCESS, RIOTGOD, SLITVEIN, TO THE BONES, LOYAL TROOPER, ALISON O’DONNELL, THREATMANTICS, DARK CAPTAIN LIGHT CAPTAIN, EARTHLESS, CROWPATH, THE COMPUTERS, MIA VIGAR, BRIMSTONE HOWL, SATYRICON, THE ESTRANGED, MERCURY REV, AS EDEN BURNS, SUPERSUCKERS, CARNAL DECAY, PSAPP, DANKO JONES, JOHNNY COLA & THE A-GRADES, UNFOLD PRESENTS: TRU THOUGHTS HIP HOP, KUNG FU SUPER SOUNDS, MADE IN MEXICO, KOSMISCHE, DESERT MUSIC SCHOOL BENEFIT....

 

 
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