The Beard – EP 4 – Punk Pt. II – New Wave to No Wave

Mars At Maxs

There are no new waves, there is only the ocean. — Jean-Luc Godard Rock n’ roll has changed the world and its culture forever. From its inception, rock n’ roll influenced musicians across the world, each adding his or her own twist to it, giving birth to sub-genres, or the musical children of rock n’ […]

The Beard – EP 3 – Punk Pt. I – Protopunk

Woody Guthrie - This Machine Kills Fascists

You have to go out there and do it for yourself, because no one’s going to give it to you. –Joe Strummer To whom it may concern, Hello. During the closing moments of last week’s Beard show on Elvis Presley, it may have sounded as if I were endorsing the lifestyle choices of certain pop […]

Vagabond Rapper Malkovich Finds A Home With 1Bag


Iranian/British-blooded, Italian-born, and raised across the Middle East and Europe before moving to Los Angeles, homeless traveling rapper Malkovich presents Pre-Boarding, his new mixtape mixed by DJ Spinna. On Pre-Boarding, Malkovich raps over African, Caribbean, Brazilian, Indian and Cape Verdean world music classics from Alice Coltrane, Shaan, Serge Gainsbourg, Rob, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Contonou Dahomey, […]

The Beard – EP 2 – Elvis

Elvis Presley Legacy Edition

Episode 2 of The Beard focuses on the first idol, Elvis Aaron Presley. It is hard to get a sense of just how popular he was. But for what? For being a rebel for the youth of the fifties while still possessing the polite, genteel posturing of a southern youth. Infamous for his hip shake, […]

The Real Return of The Rentals

The-Rentals by Brantley Gutierrez

In Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 dystopian sci-fi riddle of a film, Alphaville, Lemmy Caution is a detective set out to stop a mad scientist. Machines, or rather A Machine–Alpha 60–has collectivized all individuality and trampled out emotion, romance, dreams and love. The poetry of the world is gone. The commodotization of the soul is eminent. Will […]

Alvvays Ride The Perfect Summer Pop Song Wave

Alvvays Band Shot

“You should be an American!” is never a good way to start off a conversation. But that’s how the imaginary interview goes in my head. Me, perusing the map of Nova Scotia, wondering why my American history course was so inadequate, thinking, Why isn’t that a part of Maine? and People actually live there who […]



Meow, Meow! CätCät, the young Parisian producer and DJ is pulling out his claws with his first EP, which is sure to kick off a very hot summer. Infatuated with electronic sound and inspired by the Californian rock of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, CätCät creates a unique fusion: nasty Deep House combined with big […]

American Football Deluxe Edition

American Football circa 1997

American Football American Football Deluxe Edition Polyvinyl Records Release: 20 May 2014 In the 15 years since its release, American Football’s self-titled debut full-length has quietly become one of the most fiercely beloved titles in the Polyvinyl catalog. Though the trio — Mike Kinsella (Cap’n Jazz, Owen, Owls), Steve Lamos, and Steve Holmes — only […]

The Evolution of DEVO

Dan Deacon

I saw DEVO play in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool in the Summer of 2008. Opening for the resurgent quintet on the humid day was Dan Deacon & the Tom Tom Club. DEVO, after several years of playing summer festivals and shows, had recently started touring non-stop. It showed. The band, a mathematical equation exploring the […]