Author Archives: James Sullivan

G. Love and Special Sauce, Coast to Coast Motel (Okeh/Epic)

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TULBox on the Move; Notes on the Fluid, Stavin’ Chain and PJ Harvey

Supporters of WTUL’s TULbox live simulcasts need not fret that the college rock series has been dumped—it’s merely on hiatus. A Monday night fixture at Tipitina’s since 1988, the show has provided a welcome, steady outlet for both local and touring talent. Station General Manager Ardis Eschenberg says a new venue for the rest of [...]

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A Punch of Sugar, A Little Blood and Grits, A Ceremony and A Belly

What with Jazz Fest and all (see my wag-tongued babblings, re: same, elsewhere in this ish), I shall now take this time to rummage through the New Releases stack, seeking recommendations for your cocooning pleasure. Slash recording artists Grant Lee Buffalo’s record Fuzzy opens with “The Shining Hour”’s skiffle drumming and bounding chord progression, which [...]

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Digable Planets, Orangutang, and Henry Rollins Go Under Our Reviewer’s Microsope

The following reviews, which unanimously favor snotty skepticism over sincerity, are in no way indicative of the psychic gestalt of the author. I’m really a pretty nice guy. Digable Planets is the latest in what is becoming a long line of bohemian rappers. Multiculti unity, jazz heritage and bong sucking are all key elements to [...]

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Mustang Lightning Camps at Monkey Hill; the WTUL Marathon in Retrospect

The local Monkey Hill management team has added another top-notch act to a stable that already includes Cowboy Mouth and the Bluerunners—a swaggering psychobilly trio called Mustang Lightning, who recently swapped the city of Denver for N’Awlins. Like the Phantoms, the Mustangs epitomize the rock and roll lifestyle, carrying an air of rebel cool and [...]

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The Individualistic Aggro-rock of Pigface; Notes on Voodoo Jive and the Bluerunners

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Requiem for Storyville; Notes on the Phantoms and Basil’s Favorite Hat

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Rock for Tots A Success; Filmmakers Explore Homosexuality

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Jim Rose Gets Sick; Grab the Lizard Grabs the Prize

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