Drury’s Grouse County novels are naturalism verging on surreal, simultaneously heartbreaking and funny, and supremely true. His characters want to find themselves, and live in the world. Find this book.
More than a novel, “Telegraph Avenue” is a history of race relations, and forgotten crimes that are real and imagined. It’s also a time capsule that may contain your last chance to walk inside a locally owned record store. Bury it for your kids.
Taking DIY punk, speed metal, blues, and garage rock to certifiably super awesome heights, Thunderlizards is THE band Glenn Danzig would have started in the early 80s if he wasn’t so short and easy to punch.
Terminally bleak, hardcore supergroup Narrows have just released their new record, Painted, on Deathwish Records. Their upcoming show at Dickson Theater is on a short tour to SXSW. I asked guitarist Ryan Frederiksen some questions and here’s what he said.
Matthew Henriksen, and Bill Willett, will be reading Frank Stanford this Saturday, July 16 at Nightbird Books, starting at 8 p.m. This will be a new insight for fans, and/or a great introduction to Frank Stanford.