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Book Reviews

Andrez Bergen: Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat Andrez Bergen: Who is Killing The Great Capes of Heropa? Daniel Cook Johnson: Wilcopedia  Alfredo Marcantonio (and others): Remember Those Great Volkswagen Ads? David Milnes: The Ghost of Neil Diamond, and Q&A Elliott Murphy: Just a Story from America, a memoir  Jeremy Reed: Bandit Poet (London Years) Jeremy Reed: Lou Reed, Uptown Dirt, Downtown Man Rolli: God’s Autobio, and Q&A Stevie Simkin: What Makes The Monkey Dance, The Life and Music of Chuck Prophet and Green on Red John Williams: Stoner


Andrez Bergen: Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat Tim Easton: Not Cool Jeremy Gaulke: Four by Two klipschutz: Premeditations Elliott Murphy: Aquashow Deconstructed Elliott Murphy: Broken Poet Elliott Murphy: It takes a worried man Steve Wynn and Pat Thomas: Decade

Music Reviews

Absolutely Free: Aftertouch AC/DC: Rock or Bust Ryan Adams: Jacksonville EP Ryan Adams: Live at Carnegie Hall Nicole Atkins: Memphis Ice Ryan Adams: No Shadow Anouk: Sad Singalong Songs The Apartments: In and Out of the Light Gabrielle Aplin: Light Up the Dark Nicole Atkins: Italian Ice Award Banquet: If Not Now Then Summer Becky and the Birds: Trasslig Sonny Burnett: Death of an Empath Sonny Burnett: Late Night David Byrne & St. Vincent: Brass Tactics EP Camper Van Beethoven: New Roman Times Ray Charles: Genius Loves Company Margo Cilker: Pohorylle Citizens!: European Soul Lloyd Cole: 1D Electronics 2012-2014 Lloyd Cole: Standards Ry Cooder: Soundtracks Cracker: Berkeley to Bakersfield Deap Vally: Sistrionix Deee-Lite: World Clique (Deluxe Edition) Iris Dement: The Trackless Woods Joy Denalane: Let Yourself Be Loved (Deluxe Edition) Dirty Aces: From the Basement Dirty Aces: Sinnin’ ‘Gainst Me Tim Easton: Not Cool Tim Easton: Not Cool [alternate review] Echobelly: Everyone’s Got One/On Eminem and Various Artists: SHADYXV Agnetha Faêltskog: A Far From Alaska: modeHuman Craig Finn: All Those Perfect Crosses Craig Finn: Faith in the Future First Aid Kit: Who by Fire Floodlights: From A View Fratellis: We Need Medicine Aaron Frazer: Introducing… Ezra Furman: Sex Education Original Soundtrack, Songs from Seasons 1 and 2  Ezra Furman: Sex Education Original Soundtrack, Songs from Season 3 The Go-Betweens: G Stands for Go-Betweens (Vol.1) The Go-Betweens: Before Hollywood The Go-Betweens: Send Me A Lullaby The Go-Betweens: Spring Hill Fair Goodbye Heart: Keep Me Close and Q&A Goodbye Heart: Restless Nights EP Hamish Hawk: Heavy Elevator Hard Working Americans: The First Waltz John Hiatt: Terms of My Surrender Lilly Hiatt & The Dropped Ponies: Let Down The Hold Steady: Four on Ten The Hold Steady: Heaven is Whenever (Deluxe) The Hold Steady: Open Door Policy The Hold Steady: Thrashing Thru the Passion Laura Imbruglia: What a Treat Jarryd James: Give Me Something Jellyfish: Bellybutton/Spilt Milk Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust – The Bridge to Russia Paul Kelly: Christmas Train Paul Kelly Presents: The Merri Soul Sessions Paul Kelly and Paul Grabowsky: Please Leave Your Light On Nik Kershaw: Oxymoron Rufus and Chaka Khan: Live Stompin’ at the Savoy La Luz: La Luz Le Common Diamond: Swedish Summer Dream EP Left Lane Cruiser: Dirty Spliff Blues Lianne La Havas: Live at the Roundhouse The Libertines: Anthems for Doomed Youth Lissie: Catching A Tiger (Anniversary Edition) Lissie: Thank You to the Flowers Lissie: Watch Over Me (Early Works 2002-2009) Nils Lofgren: Face the Music Los Pacaminos: A Fistful of Statins Parker McCollum: The Limestone Kid Moon Panda: Make Well Alison Moyet: Minutes and Seconds – Live Alison Moyet: the minutes Elliott Murphy: Aquashow Deconstructed Elliott Murphy: Broken Poet (OST) Elliott Murphy: Intime Elliott Murphy: It takes a worried man Elliott Murphy: It takes a worried man [alternate review] Elliott Murphy: Lost Generation & Night Lights: The RCA Years Elliott Murphy: Ricochet Elliott Murphy: The Middle Kingdom My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall Grant Nesmith: Dreams Of The Coast New Basement Tapes: Lost on the River Noah and the Whale: Heart of Nowhere Emma Noble: EP Mark Olson: Good-bye Lizelle Roy Orbison: Mystery Girl (Deluxe Edition) Nerina Pallot: the 2014 EPs  Park Hye Jin: Before I Die Graham Parker and the Rumour: Mystery Glue Dan Penn: Living on Mercy Chuck Prophet: Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins Chuck Prophet: Night Surfer Chuck Prophet: Temple Beautiful Chuck Prophet: The Land That Time Forgot Jeremy Reed & the Ginger Light: Big City Dilemma  Kim Richey: Thorn In My Heart Rip Rig + Panic: God/I Am Cold/Attitude Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis: Our Year Josh Rouse: The Embers of Time She & Him: Classics Todd Snider: Cheatham Street Warehouse Carly Simon: Spoiled Girl (Expanded Edition) Frank Sinatra: London Spoon: Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon/All the Weird Kids Up Front Bruce Springsteen: American Beauty EP Bruce Springsteen: Letter to You Dylan Stark: Heartland Still Corners: The Last Exit Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs: Under the Covers, Vol. 3 Emma Swift: Blonde on the Tracks Turbo Fruits: No Control Unkle Bob: Embers The Umbrellas: The Umbrellas Sadler Vaden: Anybody Out There? Valley Maker: When The Day Leaves Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Latin Disco Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Latin Rare Groove Volume 2 Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Psychedelic India Various Artists: Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center Wendy & Lisa: Fruit at the Bottom Royce Wood Junior: The Ashen Tang Steve Wynn: Decade Paul Young: Remixes and Rarities Zero 7: Shadows EP Zero 7: Simple Science EP

Poetry Reviews

Paul Fericano: The Hollywood Catechism Paul Fericano: Things That Go Trump In The Night Ella Frears: Shine, Darling Allen Ginsberg: Allen Ginsberg at Reed College Mark Halliday: Thresherphobe klipschutz: Premeditations klipschutz: This Drawn & Quartered Moon, and Q&A John McCullough: Reckless Paper Birds Elliott Murphy: 40 Poems in 40 Nights Caleb Parkin: This Fruiting Body Jonah Raskin: Rock ‘N’ Roll Women – Portraits of a Generation, and Q&A Jeremy Reed: Candy 4 Cannibals Roger Robinson: A Portable Paradise Various Four by Two Luke Wright: The Feel-Good Movie of the Year

Selected Poems

I Compare Myself to a GIF of a Dung Beetle(Caleb Parkin) “The Reason I Am Here(Paul Fericano)