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Your Talent Will Look After You: An Interview with Wreckless Eric

Your Talent Will Look After You: An Interview with Wreckless Eric

Eric Goulden (a.k.a. Wreckless Eric) is a pioneer of the British Punk and New Wave movements, though he would deny that. He has been active and touring since the mid-1970’s and broke onto the scene with his self-titled debut album in 1978, which was fronted by his hit single “Whole Wide World”. The song has...
The Courtneys II by The Courtneys -- An Album Review

The Courtneys II by The Courtneys — An Album Review

The Courtneys’ first self-titled album was released in 2013, and since then the all-girl trio has released a slew of punchy singles and music videos before finding their home at Flying Nun Records, the independent New Zealand label through which they have finally graced us with their sophomore album, The Courtneys II.   Self-described as...
An Interview with Full of Hell

An Interview with Full of Hell

  Full of Hell is an experimental hardcore band that lies somewhere in the realms of powerviolence, sludge metal, and grindcore. Their sound is hard to classify into a distinct genre category, which is a refreshing feat in the hardcore scene. When it comes down to it, Full of Hell’s experimental and collaborative nature sets...
"Process" by Sampha -- An Album Review

“Process” by Sampha — An Album Review

Sampha’s solo debut, Process, is dynamic and meditative, and showcases Sampha’s ability as a solo musician, as he successfully transitions from his role as a backup singer and “featured” vocalist into the front man. Sampha was featured on some of the most critically and commercially successful releases of 2016, providing vocals for Kanye West, Frank...
For dead friends and heroes -- an interview with William Basinski

For dead friends and heroes — an interview with William Basinski

William Basinski’s newest work, “A Shadow in Time”, is for dead friends and heroes. The first track, “For David Robert Jones”, is an ambient eulogy for David Bowie that utilizes a rethought aesthetic for Basinski, and “A Shadow in Time” is a droning work that celebrates the life of friends that Basinski has lost. I...
"A Shadow in Time" by William Basinski -- An Album Review

“A Shadow in Time” by William Basinski — An Album Review

At its best, the music of William Basinski is to be experienced as much as it is meant to be listened to, and “A Shadow in Time” is no exception. Basinski employs his most popular compositional element, the tape loop, to pay homage to David Bowie for all of his years of artistic inspiration. A...
Vatican, WVRM, Queensway, Hangman, and Cazador at Cory's Grilled Cheese -- A Show Review

Vatican, WVRM, Queensway, Hangman, and Cazador at Cory’s Grilled Cheese — A Show Review

A mystically foggy night in a grocery store shopping center lined with palmetto trees is like a burgeoning, brutal metal scene in the suburbs of Charleston: a paradox, but a welcome one.   When I arrived at Cory’s (a specialty grilled cheese restaurant by day), the lights were off and Cazador’s vocalist was mid wail,...
"& I'm Fine Today" by Susto -- A Live Album Review

“& I’m Fine Today” by Susto — A Live Album Review

Susto’s newest album, & I’m Fine Today, showcases the Charleston band’s ability to diversify their instrumentation and aesthetic, but ultimately strays away from what they did best on their debut album which was appealing to the local music scene through beautiful accounts of life in Charleston.  The album comes three years after their official self-titled...
DJ Spotlight -- Flagship JP DeGross aka LiveFire

DJ Spotlight — Flagship JP DeGross aka LiveFire

As our only live-mixing Flagship DJ, JP has offered a whole new perspective to our station. His show, “The Electronic Hour,” showcases his sick DJing skills as he creates in-studio, exclusively for CisternYard Radio. We sat down with him for a few questions about himself and his thoughts on being a DJ. Say your name, where...
The Revivalists and Stop Light Observations at the Music Farm -- A Show Review

The Revivalists and Stop Light Observations at the Music Farm — A Show Review

Not many people can say that they’ve danced next to Santa Claus and a minion to the magical sounds picked on a pedal steel guitar…but I can. Amongst other humans disguised as creatures and animals disguised as humans, Halloween night at the Music Farm echoed in its walls a type of show that still resonates...
All Get Out, Microwaves, Gates, and Tigerdog at the Music Farm -- A Show Review

All Get Out, Microwaves, Gates, and Tigerdog at the Music Farm — A Show Review

Having only heard about Charleston-grown band All Get Out very recently, I knew it would be an interesting experience when I entered the venue. The show had a pretty slow start with Charlotte-formed band, Tigerdog, but throughout each act’s set the intensity amplified reaching a head when headliner All Get Out shredded. What seemed to...
Deafheaven at The Throne Theater, Wilmington, NC -- A Show Review

Deafheaven at The Throne Theater, Wilmington, NC — A Show Review

Deafheaven is perhaps the most controversial band in modern American black metal. Traditionalists hate their deviation from the standard formula for a “classic” black metal album, while their fans admire their ability to combine elements of shoegaze and post-rock with a standard vocal delivery and lyrics from a black metal outfit. This can be more...
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