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When he’s not backing big-time rockers, Chicago guitarist Steve Gerlach surfs the stratosphere with Outronaut

Outronaut bandleader and guitarist Steve Gerlach probably reaches more ears as a sideman than he does with his own outfit. For nearly a decade he’s played in Sons of the Silent Age, Matt Walker and Chris Connelly’s nine-member David Bowie tribute group; that gig got Gerlach work on Connelly’s solo material. In a 2021 interview […]

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Los Bitchos are cumbia’s dada rock stars

Los Bitchos are an LSD-laced sugar cube melting in your mouth. The London-based four-piece make tripped-out 70s-inspired cumbia that sounds like it belongs in the 1966 Czech film Daisies—Věra Chytilová’s new-wave masterpiece, banned in part for a scene where two teenage girls have a food fight. “Wasting food,” the authorities said, which was really a […]