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Butthole Surfers

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    No Age at Glob, 8/28/13

    NO AGE @ GLOB | 8/28/13 When No Age kicked into "Fever Dreaming," during a show that had already maintained a hyperkinetic momentum from jump, the title of the song was such a metaphor for the entire performance that you had to wonder if its placement was intentional. The song brought out an even mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Buzz Osborne of the Melvins on how the band chose covers for Everybody Loves Sausages

    Melvins have been an influence on some of the most sonically forward-thinking rock bands and other musical experimentalists of the last three decades. Impossible to consistently pigeonhole as simply punk, or metal, or even rock, Melvins have set a high bar for integrity, both as a live band and as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Action Friend on For You the World, Toshi Kasai, Zorn and Spruance

    Tom MurphyAction Friend.​For the past eight years, Action Friend (due Saturday, June 25th, at The Meadowlark Bar) has been evolving the kind of music played by what many would say are "a musician's band." Although all the players in the band are highly skilled, it's the inherent weirdness to i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    Kathy McCarty Talks About Daniel Johnston

    The April 3 profile of Daniel Johnston, as well as a complete Q&A accessible here, calls to mind a previous Westword piece focusing on the highly unusual artist. Back in 1995, Kathy McCarty, best known at the time as the lead singer of a first-rate cult band known as Glass Eye, released Dead Dog's E ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    Uncle Earl

    These g'Earls know how to get the Led out.

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Power Play

    Still seething, Speedealer stretches out and slows down -- a little.

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    To the Rescue

    Though still somber, Windsor for the Derby moves toward pop and away from convention.

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    The Loner

    Daniel Johnston ventures into the wicked world with a batch of new music and a blank slate.

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Discmania

    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    Shine On

    For more than twenty years, Philip Hamon has championed local music. Now he's got his own act together.

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Stage Fright

    ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead makes impeccable recordings in the studio -- and a mess of the bars and clubs where it performs.

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    The Soft Machine

    The Flaming Lips continue to win their race for the prize.

  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    Everything's Zen

    The punk-soul warfare of Zen Guerrilla.

  • Music

    October 1, 1998

    Killer Punk

    Convicted murderer Sammy Town sinks his teeth into Fang.

  • Music

    February 6, 1997
  • Music

    January 30, 1997
  • Music

    December 26, 1996

    The Prize Patrol

    The biggest musical winners from 1996.

  • Music

    December 19, 1996

    To Buy or Not to Buy

    Reviews of 23 recent superstar recordings--just in time for your holiday purchasing pleasure.

  • Music

    January 10, 1996
  • Music

    July 5, 1995

    JESUS LIZARD SUPERSTAR

    PROBABLY NOT--BUT LOLLAPALOOZA REMAINS THE BIGGEST GIG YET FOR CHICAGO'S JESUS LIZARD.

  • Music

    June 21, 1995

    CRITICS' CHOICE

    FROM GLASS EYE TO DEAD DOG'S EYEBALL, K. MCCARTY HAS A UNIQUE VISION.

  • Music

    September 14, 1994

    JUST SAY AUTONO

    THE BEST LITTLE BAND IN COLORADO SPRINGS KEEPS COMING BACK FOR MORE.

  • News

    August 31, 1994
  • Music

    May 18, 1994
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