Dope Body

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 26 May 2010

These guys practice in the space above my apartment. They’re good. They combine old school, no-wave chaos with blistering, drunken, punk elements, drawing in some influence from the electroacoustic stuff that’s going on in Baltimore right now. Sometimes they remind me a little bit of Lightning Bolt, only a little sloppier on purpose. They like […]

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Black Pus

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Monday 27 April 2009

With his solo project, Black Pus, Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale continues to pound out muscular, unrelenting, ear-shredding thrash noise. Using pedal-triggered feedback and electronics, harsher vocals, and occasionally a saxophone, the by now iconic Chippendale does not disappoint fans of his earlier work, as the packed crowd at Tarantula Hill in Baltimore proved the […]

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Soft Circle

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Thursday 9 April 2009

One of the best bands I got to check out this weekend at Transmodern Festival was Soft Circle, the solo project of one-time Lightning Bolt and Black Dice member Hisham Bharoocha. Using looping effects, a drum kit, a guitar, and a rhythm composer to generate every component of his songs live, Bharoocha pounds out joyous, […]

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