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Concert, Reviews

Willie Reviews Blood Incantation, Immolation, and others @ The Amsterdam

  Dear rockers, Thank you for having me at your death metal show. I had a wonderful time, despite being mostly unfa...

By Willie McDonagh | October 25, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Bill Orcutt’s “Odds Against Tomorrow”

  On guitarist Bill Orcutt’s second solo electric album, Odds Against Tomorrow, he plays blues that go nowher...

By Willie McDonagh | October 24, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Richard Dawson’s “2020”

  Trusted bard Richard Dawson has the courage to see into the present-future and pull out its most incongruous, uns...

By Willie McDonagh | October 21, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Kim Gordon’s “No Home Record”

  You could pursue meditation and seek a clear mind, or else you could just do what the rest of us do and let Kim G...

By Willie McDonagh | October 18, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Wilco’s “Ode to Joy”

  In Chicago’s Lincoln Park, a statue stands of Friedrich Schiller, author of “Ode to Joy.” Chica...

By Willie McDonagh | October 10, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Boris’ “LφVE & EVφL”

  Boris is not going anywhere! The Japanese rock trio has stayed together to make another record for us called L&ph...

By Willie McDonagh | October 09, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, and Jesse Paris Smith’s “Songs from the Bardo”

  Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith come together on Songs from the Bardo not to guide a dead sou...

By Willie McDonagh | October 06, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Michael Vincent Waller’s “Moments”

  Moments collects composer Michael Vincent Waller’s compositions for piano (performed by R. Andrew Lee) and ...

By Willie McDonagh | October 04, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Nahawa Doumbia’s “La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 1”

  Awesome Tapes From Africa’s reissue of Wassoulou singer Nahawa Doumbia’s first recording reintroduces...

By Willie McDonagh | October 03, 2019
Features, Found Music Review

The Found Music Review for September 2019

  A super-supercentenarian, a family band, and a post-Soviet McDonald’s—here’s the latest in musi...

By Willie McDonagh | September 27, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Devendra Banhart’s “Ma”

  Singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart’s Ma whispers into your ear until you pay attention to its curious, sinc...

By Willie McDonagh | September 21, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Aki Onda & Paul Clipson’s “Make Visible the Ghosts”

Aki Onda and the late Paul Clipson’s work on Make Visible the Ghosts is a collaboration in the strangest, loosest,...

By Willie McDonagh | September 20, 2019