• Album Review: Cursive “Vitriola”

    Cursive Vitriola Chuck McCammon, contributor For those already familiar with Cursive, you are going to love this album of dark musical complexity and existential ruminations. Vitriola has everything listeners desire from primary songwriter/vocalist Tim Kasher.  There’s personal awareness of triumphs and failures. His humble blood drips over every second. The entire band emphasizes the shifting motifs brilliantly as they have always done. Fans of previous Cursive releases Domestica and The Ugly Organ will not be disappointed. There’s a sense of familiarity here, like cruising at an even keel in uncertain seas. Lyrically, Kasher is in inspired, prime form. His words reflect us …

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  • Ben’s 10 Volume XCII: Letters to Santa from Your Favorite Musicians

  • Album Review: Eating Club “Eating Club”

  • Whatever Way Possible – The Matt Knudsen Interview

    After a five-year run with the Merchant Marines, Matt Knudsen coasted into LA on the hope-and-dream fumes of becoming a comedian and actor. Since then he’s appeared in numerous shows and films, like Gangster Squad with Sean Penn, Workaholics, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and The League. He also just released his third comedy album, Yes And, recorded at the LA staple Josh & Josh Show. I talked to Matt about his history in the biz, the power of delusion, and his favorite celebrity encounters.   Isaac Kozell: In 2009 you got Best of Fest at Just for Laughs in Montreal. A lot …

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  • Henderson Centaur Interview

  • The Audacity of Soap

  • Indiana Letter

    Hello, california. I have just moved here in last couple weeks from a boring Midwest state, not to mention by name, but anal gov is now V.P. Anyhow, just stumbled across your publication in a store which had about 10 most recent issues. I read each of them more than once, loving em. Got few questions, have you done an issue on bigfoot? Be funny to see what he’d do first time he mistook weed on a farm for other plant? Well, just one quick stupid question, why ads on left, content right?   Thanks, new fan JDM.   P.S. …

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  • Un-American Letter

  • Letters 2 the Editor, Part 2: Extreme Edition