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Gen-X'ers musings on pop culture past and present, covering alt-rock, cult movies, TV and comic books
Gen-X'ers musings on pop culture past and present, covering alt-rock, cult movies, TV and comic books

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Episode 9: 30 Albums Turning 30 In 2018: The Best Albums of 1988-SLIS Podcast: celebrating the best alternative and metal albums turning 30 this year. For anyone who has followed my blog for a while, you’re used to reading my best-of lists by year…
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Spotlights ‘Hanging By Faith’ Review: Brooklyn alternative-metal trio return with remixes off last year’s Seismic LP, as well as a cover track. Spotlights’ album Seismic was one of the best albums of 2017, a bruising yet beautiful sound from the NYC…
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Failure ‘Your Body Will Be’ Review: band’s 2nd of four 2018 EP’s covers the gamut of their sound.  Hot on the heels of their In The Future EP, Failure are back with Your Body Will Be (due May 25th on Failure Records),the 2nd of 4 EP’s planned for this…
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Poptone ‘Poptone’ Review: Bauhaus, Love and Rockets and Tones on Tail vets reunite for live recordings of their classic back catalogue.  Last year former Bauhaus, Tones and Tail, and Love Rockets members Daniel Ash and Kevin reunited as Poptone, rounded…
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Kaada ‘Closing Statements’ Review: Norwegian instrumentalist offers a moving meditation on death. Norwegian composer and multi-instrumentalist John Erik Kaada has had a diverse and multi-faceted career. While he’s perhaps best known for his work with…
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Yob ‘Our Raw Heart’ Review : Oregon doom metal trio create a masterpiece born of pain and rebirth.  It’s like when your hard drive crashes—sometimes only parts of it are retrievable. That’s how it was for me. Some things just didn’t come back. Others came…
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This Wilderness ‘Sorry About Tomorrow’ Review: new industrial duo marry blues, beat poetry and industrial angst in powerful debut. This Wilderness are a new NYC based project featuring vocalist Robert O. Leaver and Jim Coleman, an experimental electronic…
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Episode 8: Spotlights’ Mario Quintero Talks New EP ‘Hanging By Faith’-SLIS Podcast: Guitarist and vocalist of alternative metal act discusses new experimental remix EP. Spotlights are one of the most compelling new metal bands in recent memory, comprised…
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Episode 7: Praga Khan Talks New Lords of Acid Album ‘Pretty in Kink’ -SLIS Podcast: Lords of Acid mastermind details first release since 2012’s ‘Deep Chills.’  Maurice Joseph Francois Engelen, best known by his alias Praga Khan, is one of the most…
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40 Alternative Rock Albums Turning 20 in 2018-Best Albums of 1998: SLIS and contributor Peter Marks look back at landmark albums hitting the two decade mark this year. As the 90s wound down, there was a cultural shift. Alternative rock, be it grunge or…
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