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Perfect Sound Forever music magazine's April/May 2013 edition is now online! We have articles on Green Day, John Cage, Sonic Youth, Girl Talk, Mickey Newbury, Reggae/Punk, 60s punk and more. Please spread the word!
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The Dec 2012/January 2013 issue of PSF music mag is out now! Check out at http://www.perfectsoundforever.com Articles featured include New
GeneralPerfect Sound Forever is interested in non-pop culture and of course pop culture too, specifically:
- Performers/artists that deserve more recognition
- Exploring little known corners of music (i.e. bootlegs, music therapy)
- Exposing cliches about certain bands and styles of music
- Humorous pieces on music (i.e. Music as a Weapon, Worst Songs of the 70s)
- The politics of music / the music of politics
MusicYou name it!
Our recent listening list includes:
- M.I.A. Vicki Leekx
- British Sea Power Valhalla Dancehall
- T-Model Ford and GravelRoad Taledragger
- Dum Dum Girls He Gets Me High
MoviesUrgh! A Music War, Born in Flames, Dig, Get Crazy, Wattstax, Mystery Train, Rockers, Straight No Chaser, We Jam Econo, 24 Hour Party People, The Great Rock and Roll Swindle, Jazz on A Summer's Day, Coal Miner's Daughter, Music is the Weapon, Boyz N the Hood, The Harder They Come, Heartworn Highways, High Fidelity, the Kids are Alright, the Buddy Holly Story, Don't Look Back, the Old Grey Whistle Test, Johnny Cash- the Man His World His Music, Downtown 81, Easy Rider, Woodstock, Wild Style, Trainspotting, Pulp Fiction, Pump up the Volume, O Brother Where Art Thou, Repo Man, American Graffiti, Scratch, Shaft, Amadeus, Style Wars, Once Upon A Time in the West, Can DVD, the Streets is Watching, Walk Like A Man, Rock and Roll High School, The Band That Would Be King, American Roots Music, Burma's Carnival of Spirit Soul, Fallen Angel, Deep Blues, End of the Century, Gimme Shelter, Black Orpheus, Do the Right Thing, Nashville, Miles Electric, A Night At the Opera, Carnival Of Souls, Ghost Dog, Icky Flicks, Just An American Boy, The Ladies Sing The Blues, Off the Charts, Monterey Pop Festival, Space is the Place, Stop Making Sense, Sweet Sweetback's Baddasssss Song, the Howlin' Wolf Story, American Folk Blues Festival, Corporate Ghost, Jandek on Corwood, The T.A.M.I. Show, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, Women In Rock, Pennies From Heaven (Steve Martin version), Athens GA Inside Out, Bookshelf, Eat the Document, Fishing with John, This is Spinal Tap, Fear of A Black Hat, Dazed and Confused, O Lucky Man, Perfect Lives, Only the Strong Survive, Theremin, Vinyl, Alice's Restaurant, Paint Your Wagon, Ghost World, Johnny Cash in San Quentin, Genghis Blues, Calle 54, I'm Your Man, Rude Boy, Freestyle, CB4, Trane Tracks, Performance, the Harmonists, Dirty States of America, Good to See You Again, the Devil and Daniel Johnston
BooksAs Serious As Your Life, Everything But the Burden, Rock She Wrote, It Came From Memphis, Great Pop Things, Understanding Media, Psychotic Reactions, England's Dreaming, Lipstick Traces, Krautrocksampler, Ocean of Sound, The Death of Rhythm and Blues, the Freedom Principle, Generation Ecstacy, The Fortress of Solitude, Flesh Guitar, Grown Up All Wrong, Subculture, Rock and the Pop Narcotic, Sweet Soul Music, All American Music, In the Country of Country, Ways of Seeing, Four Lives in the Bebop Business, File Under Popular, On Record, The Age of Rock, Performing Rites, Ranters and Crowd Pleasures, Rap Attack, Electric Gypsy, Guitar- An American Life, Stranded, Musicking, Christgau Consumer Guides, Deep Blues, Living With Music, Seems Like Murder Here, Don't Get Above Your Raisin', Unsung Heroes of Rock and Roll, The Mansion on the Hill, Stairway to Hell, Space is the Place, The Hits Just Keep on Coming, the Sound of the City, Minimalism: Origins, Girls! Girls! Girls!, Nobrow, Our Band Could Be Your Life, the Roots of the Blues, Trouser Press Guides, Sounding Off!, Kaleidoscope Eyes, Music, The Brain and Ecstacy, Nowhere to Run, Good Rockin' Tonight, A House on Fire, Electric Sound, Milestones, African Rhythm and African Sensibility, Audio Culture, Shakey, The Nick Tosches Reader, Everything But the Burden, You Call It Madness, Bluegrass- A History, Elevator Music
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INTERVIEWS: Acid Mothers Temple, John Acquaviva, King Sunny Ade, Afrika Bambaataa, Terry Allen, Aphex Twin, Angry Somoans, Ron Asheton (Stooges), Robert Ashley, Archers of Loaf, Kevin Ayers, Milton Babbitt, Devandra Banhart, Lester Bangs, David Behrman, Tim Berne, Bevis Frond, Big Star, Martin Bisi, Carla Bley, Rory Block, Borbetomagus, Bratmobile, Burning Spear, John Cale, Can, Neko Case, Exene Cervenka (X), Chuck D (Public Enemy), Clinic, Cockney Rebel, Coldcut, Shirley Collins, Copernicus, Kevin Coyne, Chris Cutler, Delta Rhythm Boys, Jim Dicksinson, the Dictators, Die Kreuzen, John Doe (X), Bob Drake, Drive-By Truckers, Iancu Dumitrescu, Einsturzende Neubauten, Mark Eitzel (American Music Club), Essential Logic (Lora Logic), The Ex, John Fahey, the Fall, Mick Farren (Deviants), Larry Fast (Synergy), the Feelies, Flamin' Groovies, Foetus, Robert Fripp, Fred Frith, The Fugs, Kyle Gann, Gang of Four, Michael Gira (Young God/Swans), Milford Graves, The Grifters, David Grubbs, Half Japanese, Tom T. Hall, Butch Hancock, Jon Hassell, Richard Hell, Pierre Henry, Peter Holsapple (dB's), William Hooker, Michael Hurley, Ryoji Ikeda, Incredible String Band (Robin Williamson), Joseph Jarman, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Phillip Johnston, Joy of Cooking, Lenny Kaye, Tim Kerr (Big Boys), Kid Koala, Kleenex/Liliput, the Last Poets, Bill Laswell, Legendary Pink Dots, Keith Levene (Public Image Ltd), Lene Lovich, Alan Licht, Arto Lindsay, Richard Lloyd (Television), Alvin Lucier, Lydia Lunch, Magma, Barbara Manning, Teo Macero, Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), Bryan MacLean (Love), Michael Mantler, Martha and the Muffins, Christian Marclay, Greil Marcus, Carolyne Mas, Master Musicians of Jajouka, Matmos, Albert Laysles (Gimme Shelter director), MC5, the Mekons, Merzbow, Scott Miller (Loud Family/Game Theory), Roscoe Mitchell, Moby, Robert Moog, Moondog, Ikue Mori, Toshimaru Nakamura, Negativland, Colin Newman (Wire), Babatunde Olatunji, the Orb, Jim O'Rourke, Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham, Charlemagne Palestine, Graham Parker, Stephen Pastel (the Pastels), Mark Perry (Sniffin Glue/Alternative TV), Pere Ubu, Martin Phillipps (The Chills), Plastikman, Pretty Things, Pylon, Question Mark (? & the Mysterians), Robert Quine, Steve Reich, the Residents, Simon Reynolds, Reynols, Terry Riley, Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster), John Storm Roberts (Original Music), Michael Rother (Neu!), Royal Trux, Frederic Rzewski, Saccharine Trust, Kevin Saunderson, Sebadoh, Klaus Schulze, Paul Schutze, Scientists, Seefeel, Matthew Shipp, Shoes, Shonen Knife, Jane Siberry, Irwin Silber (Sing Out), Silver Apples, Silver Jews, Sonic Youth, Spiritualized, DJ Spooky, Spring Heel Jack, Squarepusher, Peter Stampfel (Holy Modal Rounders), Hubert Sumlin, Supergrass, Swamp Dogg, Howard Tate, Cecil Taylor, Deniz Tek, Terre Thaemlitz, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, David Toop, Maureen Tucker, Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), James 'Blood' Ulmer, u-Ziq, Uz Jsme Doma, Caetano Veloso, Loudon Wainwright III, Larry Wallis (Pink Fairies), David S. Ware, Mike Watt, Wild Magnolias, Andre Williams, Christian Wolff, Link Wray, Robert Wyatt, Yo La Tengo, Otomo Yoshihide, Doug Yule (Velvet Underground)
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Guitarist Marc Ribot at NYC's city hall, protesting the lack of club space for avant-music
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