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All Writing From M. Bevis

Jun 2015

Reviews, June ’15

ISSA RAE THE MISADVENTURES OF AWKWARD BLACK GIRL (37 INK/ATRIA BOOKS) YouTube, much maligned for creating loads of inane internet stars, blessedly balances out those scales by bringing the world the work and perspectives of…Read full article

Mar 2015

The Insider Art of Swans’ Michael Gira

Instead of joining the usual suspects of metal and punk rock for their sound and style, Swans forged a singular vision, one as bleak and seemingly hopeless as their spawning ground of New York City…Read full article

Nov 2014

Psychopath Blues: Mike IX Williams Feeds Back

I’ve known the members of self-described “Down To Earth Motherfucken Post Amplification Blues” group Eyehategod since before they were a band. I guess you could say we all grew up together as a part of…Read full article

Jun 2014

A Decade of Deadlines : Celebrating and Commiserating with 10 Years of Anti-friends

To put into perspective what life was like in 2004, when Antigravity was launched, here are a few realities the people of New Orleans knew: TwiRoPa was a live and functioning club in the Lower…Read full article

Real Talk: Memorable Moments from Antigravity’s First Ten Years

AG has been privileged to speak with a lot of artists over the past 10 years and have them tell us their stories. Here are some of the most memorable moments as rendered by Osa…Read full article

Apr 2014

Diet of Doom: Fat Stupid Ugly People Turn 10

The sound of New Orleans powerviolence act Fat Stupid Ugly People perfectly dovetails with their name. Brief, jagged songs are punctuated by rapid tempo shifts with vocals that are alternately bellowed or screeched by what…Read full article

Dec 2013

Cut Off and Cursed Out: Die Rötzz Survives its First Decade (and Dee Slut)

The music industry can be an ugly place, full of shattered dreams and fragile egos. Most bands playing for nothing right now dream of days when the venues will sell out and the albums fly…Read full article

Oct 2013

Rock the Oaks: AG Writers’ Picks for Voodoo 2013

Voodoo 2013 or Lollapalooza  ‘95? Hard  to tell with this year’s lineup, which is topped by icons of  the last millenium like Pearl Jam and the Cure. But  hey, those were some golden times to…Read full article

Jul 2013

Head of the Creeps: Catching up with the Brains Behind CreepyFest

Bill Heintz  is a busy guy. He’s one of  the masterminds behind Creepy Fest, a four-day-long local hardcore and punk music showcase that stretches over seven music clubs throughout the city of  New Orleans. Virtually…Read full article

May 2013

DC Field Trip: with the Bingo! Show and Other NOLA Noise Ambassadors

WEDNESDAY I’m not used to being up this early; it always makes me feel like I have to go to a court hearing. Or a hospital. Luckily, this wake-up call involves neither and our tour…Read full article

Feb 2013

How Sweet the Sound: Inside the Live Wires and Bent Circuits of the Noisician Coalition

Every Mardi Gras, it begins the same way. A barrage of text messages assault my cellphone, all bearing the same all-caps headline: ATTENTION! ATTENTION! INCOMING TRANSMISSION! Then coded instructions start flowing in regarding shady meeting…Read full article

Dec 2012

Leave the Crust on for RISE fest

New Orleanians love a good festival. And we also love our metal and punk rock. Hell, we’re known for these two things on a national level and rightfully so. We definitely know how to throw…Read full article

Aug 2012

The Weirdest Man In Show Business: Gibby Haynes Targets New Orleans

Gibby Haynes is known in music circles for two things: as the lead vocalist-agent-provocateur of the Butthole Surfers and for being an abject madman, a bullhorn-wielding, Rush Limbaugh-taunting, hand-igniting lysergic nightmare. He’s also known as…Read full article