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SP* Episode 26: LANE DISCIPLINE – with kranky [podcast]

Kranky co-founder Bruce Adams sits down to discuss his new book, You’re With Stupid: kranky, Chicago, and the Reinvention of Indie Music. (UTPress) Adams explains the unique conditions that put Chicago at the heart of the ‘90s indie rock scene,

SP* Episode 26: LANE DISCIPLINE – with kranky [podcast]

Kranky co-founder Bruce Adams sits down to discuss his new book, You’re With Stupid: kranky, Chicago, and the Reinvention of Indie Music. (UTPress) Adams explains the unique conditions that put Chicago at the heart of the ‘90s indie rock scene,

Ukrainian Field Notes XVI

Episode XVI sees us traveling to Kremenchuk, Odesa, Kiyv and Uzhhorod via Paris, and Hamburg. Along the way, we chat to Revshark about musical projects thwarted, we talk to Ereh Saw, the man with a “thousand specialties and not a

Ukrainian Field Notes XVI

Episode XVI sees us traveling to Kremenchuk, Odesa, Kiyv and Uzhhorod via Paris, and Hamburg. Along the way, we chat to Revshark about musical projects thwarted, we talk to Ereh Saw, the man with a “thousand specialties and not a

Best Art Books on Music

While a picture may be worth a thousand words, it may also be worth a thousand notes ~ or in the case of our cover photo, thousands of albums containing millions of notes.  The books below take us deep into

Best Art Books on Music

While a picture may be worth a thousand words, it may also be worth a thousand notes ~ or in the case of our cover photo, thousands of albums containing millions of notes.  The books below take us deep into

Best Children’s Books on Music

Children’s Books One of the joys of childhood is being read to sleep by a loved one: a parent, a grandparent, an older sibling.  But books aren’t just for sleep, and children’s books aren’t just for children.  In this article,

Best Children’s Books on Music

Children’s Books One of the joys of childhood is being read to sleep by a loved one: a parent, a grandparent, an older sibling.  But books aren’t just for sleep, and children’s books aren’t just for children.  In this article,

The 40 Best Books On Music ~ Part Two

Welcome to the second part of our choices for the 40 best books on music. If you’ve read the first half (or had a cheeky scroll down the page), you will have noticed that our selections cast the net wide,

The 40 Best Books On Music ~ Part Two

Welcome to the second part of our choices for the 40 best books on music. If you’ve read the first half (or had a cheeky scroll down the page), you will have noticed that our selections cast the net wide,

The 40 Best Books On Music ~ Part One

It’s probably time to retire the phrase ‘writing about music is like dancing about architecture.’ If its origins are vague – you can read about it on its own Wikipedia page – it still sounds like the phrase that gets

The 40 Best Books On Music ~ Part One

It’s probably time to retire the phrase ‘writing about music is like dancing about architecture.’ If its origins are vague – you can read about it on its own Wikipedia page – it still sounds like the phrase that gets

Ukrainian Field Notes XV

We’ve broken another milestone here at Ukrainian Field Notes, with 100+ interviews to date. Once again, thanks are due to all who entrusted us with their stories. We’ve also featured a number of pets and, for episode XV, we meet

Ukrainian Field Notes XV

We’ve broken another milestone here at Ukrainian Field Notes, with 100+ interviews to date. Once again, thanks are due to all who entrusted us with their stories. We’ve also featured a number of pets and, for episode XV, we meet

Physical Reality as Processed Spirituality ~ An Interview With Fire-Toolz

David Murrieta Flores (ACL): Hi Fire-Toolz! To begin with, please talk to us a bit about how Fire-Toolz came into being, and how it relates to other projects you have (like Nonlocal Forecast or MindSpring Memories). Fire-Toolz (FT): Fire-Toolz was

Physical Reality as Processed Spirituality ~ An Interview With Fire-Toolz

David Murrieta Flores (ACL): Hi Fire-Toolz! To begin with, please talk to us a bit about how Fire-Toolz came into being, and how it relates to other projects you have (like Nonlocal Forecast or MindSpring Memories). Fire-Toolz (FT): Fire-Toolz was