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Music Reviews

Umpire : Green Light District

(Hidden Shoal Recordings)

Travis Barker : Can A Drummer Get Some

Best Track: Just ChillIf You Like These, You'll Like This: Transplants TRANSLANTS, Movies For The Blind CAGE, well-produced yet unexciting hip hop albums.In A Word: Steady ADRIAN KAYE

Ponytail : Do Whatever You Want All Of the Time

Best track : FlabbermouseIf You Like These, You'll Like This: Any Other City LIFE WITHOUT BUILDINGS, Daughter Of Sunshine RAT VS POSSUMIn A Word: Flabbergasting

The Feelies : Here Before

Best T rack: Time is RightIf You Like These, You'll Like This: The Go Betweens, Talking Heads and The Velvet Underground.In A Word: Sublime (Popfrenzy) ALVIN KALLICHARAN

The Wilson Pickers : Northcote Social Club

Loved: The way the ‘Pickers audience shake off their troubles and dance with a smile on their face... and that all the ladies in the audience swoon over the guys in the band while the guys in the audience swoon over the ladies in the audience. Hated: There’s nothing to hate at a ‘Pickers gig. Feel the love. Drank: Bulmers Original & Bulmers Pear Cider.

Agoria : Impermanence

INFINE MUSIC The Sideman

Mike Noga : Balladeer Hunter

Best track: Ballad Of An Ordinary Man, If you like this you’ll like: Leonard Cohen, ‘70s-era Bob Dylan, In a word: Varied. (Other Tongues)

Alain Johannes: Spark

Best Track: Make God Jealous If You Like These, You’ll Like This: Howling Book ELEVEN, Eleven ELEVEN In A Word: Spiritual (Liberator/Rekords Rekords)

Cavalera Conspiracy : Blunt Force Trauma

Best track: Thrasher If you dig these, you’ll dig this: Arise SEPULTURA, Chaos AD SEPULTURA; Omen SOULFLY In a word: Mayhem

J Masics : Several Shades Of Why

Best Track: Not Enough If You Like These, You’ll Love This: After The Gold Rush NEIL YOUNG, MTV Unplugged NIRVANA. In A Word: Tender

The Fearless Vampire Killers : Pigdon Street, North Carlton

Loved: the fact that everyone I struck up a convo with was wicked Hated: the rain Drank: Melbourne longnecks, fuck yeah!

SXSW 2011 Part 2

Loved: Seeing 50+ bands over the Thursday and Friday Hated: The Strokes being so goddamn lacklustre Drank: Enough to consider myself a red-hued god of havoc and war

Tyler, The Creator : Yonkers

(XL/Remote Control)

Glasvegas : Euphoric /// Heartbreak \\\

Best Track: I Feel Wrong (Homosexuality, Pt. 1) If You Like These, You’ll Like This: Glasvegas GLASVEGAS, Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters THE TWILIGHT SAD, PHIL SPECTOR, Psychocandy THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN In A Word: Emotional Label: Sony