Charlie Bertsch / 14 Sep 2022

Details Are Everything

Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend

The first thing that came to mind, when I learned that Jean-Luc Godard had passed away, was a sequence from his 1967 film Weekend. Not one involving one of its many fiery car crashes or the guerrilla outfit that tramps around in the woods near the end, but something more subtle.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 08 Sep 2022

France in Revolt

Maudit Dragon on Punk

Maudit Dragon’s eponymously-titled debut demonstrates what happens when a band stubbornly pursues its artistic vision without worrying about whether it might be out of step with the times.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 06 Jul 2022

Working Through History

Folk on Acid, by OOPUS

If you stumbled upon Estonian band OOPUS at a festival, where many different acts are on the schedule, it might take you a few minutes to realize how special they are.(...)

Oliver Sheppard / 02 Feb 2022

Reappraising Steady Diet of Nothing

The 30th Anniversary of Fugazi’s Most Underrated LP

"Though the album is a bit of a 'sleeper’ in many people’s eyes (ears?)," Ian MacKaye recently wrote to me, "the songs on that album were probably played by us live more than the others over the years”.(...)

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