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DeKalb Rock City

Blatant Dissent circa 1987 On Saturday evening the Abbey Pub plays host to an unlikely showcase of reunited bands from DeKalb, Illinois. The event is billed as “DeKalb Rocks,” and it looks back to a more innocent time, when hardcore didn’t basically just mean fast metal and nobody thought they could make any money at […]

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Allison Moorer

After making three terrific studio albums and a decent live recording for Universal’s Nashville division, Allison Moorer had very little to show for it–major-label publicity machines aren’t programmed to deal with idiosyncratic artistry like hers–so she negotiated her way out of her contract and inked a new deal with the indie Sugar Hill. Doyle Primm, […]

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Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

Guitarist Makoto Kawabata, hirsute helmsman of Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O., once titled a reissue series of his own early work “Learning From the Past.” That could just as easily be AMT’s motto: this nine-year-old band from Nagoya, Japan, has amassed a ridiculously cluttered catalog (45 entries, not including side projects and […]