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All Writing From Ben Miotke



Aug 2017

REVIEWS

AR-15 DOGS OF WAR (C RAGE!) Whiskey-swilling, shirtless, and full of banter during their live shows, this trio’s latest cassette, Dogs of War, recalls influential ‘80s/ early ‘90s NYC hardcore such as Cro-Mags and Sheer…Read full article

Jul 2017

REVIEWS

ARCADEA SELF-TITLED (RELAPSE) Maybe I’m just a perfect portrait of “hipster metal,” but I’ve never been impressed by Mastodon. It follows, then, that Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor’s role in Arcadea was somewhat off-putting to me….Read full article

Jun 2017

REVIEWS

COMO MAMAS MOVE UPSTAIRS (DAPTONE) The gospel music tradition lives on in many churches across the country, and one of the better examples of that tradition lies in the powerful voices of Ester Mae Wilbourn,…Read full article

May 2017

“CLEARLY WE WANT
TO HANG OUT”
PILE, GNARWHAL,
POPE & TREADLES
LIVE ON 4/20
AT GASA GASA

Pile was, for me, just a cool band getting some then-weirdly diverse veneration until I saw them for the first time at the now-closed Spitfire in 2015. They started as I shyly drank at the…Read full article

REVIEWS

BOY HARSHER YR BODY IS NOTHING (DKA) Missing their February Mudlark appearance, yet seeing their shared bill with High Functioning Flesh (one of my favorite acts) later in the tour urged me to check out…Read full article

Mar 2017

Reviews

CODE ORANGE FOREVER (ROADRUNNER) When Code Orange signed to Deathwish, I was very impressed to learn that the average age of its members was 18. I began obsessively watching their output due to how much…Read full article

Feb 2017

REVIEWS

CHERRY GLAZERR APOCALIPSTICK (SECRETLY CANADIAN) Apocalipstick—the sprawling second album by L.A.’s divergent pop-punk sweethearts Cherry Glazerr—is an undoubtedly matured take on the foursome’s unconventional noise-pop sound. Unlike their fuzzy, unrefined first album, Haxel Princess, which…Read full article

Nov 2016

Reviews

CHUPAME EL DEDO S/T (DISCREPANT) From my first visit, Domino Sound Record Shack has consistently exposed me to some fantastically out-there contemporary interpretations of international folk traditions, and Chupame El Dedo’s self-titled album is the…Read full article

Oct 2016

REVIEWS

13 DREAMS POST GOSPEL DISCO (BROTHERS SOMETHING) New Orleans’ 13 Dreams, Justin Batiste and Jesse Zenon, have debuted with a fantastically lush album. While its title Post Gospel Disco might seem to do the work…Read full article

Sep 2016

Reviews

APHEX TWIN CHEETAH (WARP) Richard D. James has certainly been prolific these past few years. Between 2014’s triumphant Syro (the vast archive of previously-unreleased tracks put up on Soundcloud) and last year’s Computer Controlled Acoustic…Read full article