Other Articles by Peter Lindblad

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MUSIC

 » Flipper - "It's the most simplistic thing," says drummer Steve DePace of his band's punk anthem. "It's a no-brainer. 'You're my sex bomb baby, yeah!' is the entire lyrical content, you know what I mean? There's nothing complicated about that. She's a hot-looking chick. She's a sex bomb baby, yeah!" Peter Lindblad interviews the iconic band.
[06.02.2008 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Busted Circuits And Ringing Ears - Before Nevermind blew up it was Tad, and not Nirvana, that reigned as the biggest thing in Seattle's nascent grunge scene. This new documentary details the band - and its unusual leader - in a hard-luck tale of major-label deceit, inner turmoil, massive substance abuse and career sabotage.
[05.05.2008 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Young Marble Giants - In 1980 the seminal UK imprint Rough Trade released Colossal Youth, a quiet and tense album in stark contrast to the raucous flavor of punk dominating indie music at the time. The group disbanded not long after, but last fall Domino reissued the album, and the band has signed on for this summer's Primavera Sound festival in Spain, their first show in nearly three decades. To celebrate, Peter Lindblad chats up frontman Stuart Moxham.
[03.03.2008 by Peter Lindblad]

CINEMA

 » Flipper Live - Vietnam veteran guitarist Ted Falconi, drummer Stephen DePace, bassist/vocalist Bruce Loose and bassist/vocalist Will Shatter - laughed at a society consumed by commercialism. They laughed at Ronald Reagan and the apocalyptic promise of the Cold War. They laughed at you, with all your petty concerns and imaginary fears. But, mostly, they laughed at themselves.
[02.19.2008 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Rosewood Thieves - After a well-deserved hiatus felling log cabins and minting coins (or whatever it is people do in the deep woods of Wisconsin), senior LAS staff writer Peter Lindblad returns, an article on the Lonesome plight of four New York folksters in tow.
[02.04.2008 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Sebadoh III: Part III - "I knew it would eventually be reissued, or hoped it would," says Eric Gaffney of Sebadoh's reissued classic. "I had a lawsuit with Homestead, sued 'em on my own, but we never got the masters back, so the album's legacy has been a bitch from day one really, but nobody has to know that."
[01.16.2007 by Peter Lindblad]

CINEMA

 » Loud Quiet Loud - Communication, they say, is a two-way street. With the Pixies, as a new documentary suggests, it's a four-way intersection where the stoplights are out, the cars are at a standstill, and there's no cop on the scene directing traffic.
[12.06.2006 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Sebadoh III: Part II - "I look back on it fondly, but at the time I was torturing myself with all of my anxiety and the uncertainty of my position in the band." In part two of Peter Lindblad's Sebadoh feature, Jason Loewenstein talks about living through the creation of a landmark album.
[10.18.2006 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Sebadoh III: Part I - "We loved pot, it kept us focused, but we didn't have a steady supply." In part one of Peter Lindblad's revisiting of Sebadoh's seminal album, Lou Barlow talks about the impact of his work, a decade and a half later.
[10.17.2006 by Peter Lindblad]

CINEMA

 » Clearing the Eye - Even a poorly recorded film cannot deny the power of ISIS, a band defined by "heaven-scraping majesty and monstrous guitar glory" and ultimately crowned "post-metal's heaviest hitters."
[10.12.2006 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Decahedron - FROM THE ARCHIVES: Etiquette rules, be damned. Decahedron wants to talk politics, and they don't care if Emily Post considers it polite conversation. Peter Lindblad interviews Shelby Cinca.
[08.13.2006 by Peter Lindblad]

FESTIVALS

 » Hedgpeth 2006 - Knowing full well that a summer festival weekend would be nothing without automotive troubles, stuff "coming out both ends" and blistering heat, Peter Lindblad headed out to the cornfields and cow pastures of southeast Wisconsin for a new fest.
[08.08.2006 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Juana Molina - From Argentina comes a folk singer with a new voice - namely, that of the birds that serenade her at her South American home. Senior staff writer Peter Lindblad talks with the solo artist about the parallels and distinctions between music and nature.
[08.01.2006 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Starlight Mints - "That's a deep question. I don't think I'm mentally qualified to answer that." Allan Vest shies away from comparisions for his new album, but thankfully talks in depth about the process behind writing and recording it.
[06.29.2006 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Tell Me Do You Miss Me - Loaded with extras, from extended live performances and additional interviews, this film - which debuted, appropriately, at New York's hip Tribeca Film Festival - is must-see viewing for the Luna faithful.
[06.19.2006 by Peter Lindblad]

CINEMA

 » SIANspheric: RGB - Messy, unfocused and more than a little self-indulgent, RGB10 is not a great piece of cinema. Even as rock documentaries go it's a cheap production, but then again, it's not meant to be a serious, dramatic account of a band's story.
[05.16.2006 by Peter Lindblad]

CINEMA

 » New York Doll - A kind film, one that records the sins of a flawed yet tender man without passing judgment and offers awed tribute to a band that always seemed to be unjustly overshadowed by its peers, like T. Rex and the Stooges. If nothing else, New York Doll gets the Dolls justice and for that, it should be canonized.
[05.12.2006 by Peter Lindblad]

CINEMA

 » Velvet Redux: Live MCMXCIII - Comprised solely of live footage filmed when Lou Reed, Moe Tucker, John Cale and Sterling Morrison reformed for a truncated, cash-grab European tour that ended with another Velvet Underground breakup, Live MCMXCIII is a straightforward, vanilla concert video completely void of extras.
[04.24.2006 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » We Are Wolves - Montreal's We Are Wolves tell the story of how a Stooges-influenced electro-clash outfit with an art school background and a horror movie fixation got signed to Fat Possum.
[03.14.2006 by Peter Lindblad]

CINEMA

 » Drift - Complex without being overly complicated, Drift has all the weirdness and dream world-vs.-reality feel of a Fellini movie, but it's not nearly as cartoon-ish. It's way too serious for that.
[02.17.2006 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Isobel Campbell - "I'm convinced Glen Campbell is one of my ancestors." Peter Lindblad interviews former Belle And Sebastian chanteuse Isobel Campbell about goin' country.
[02.03.2006 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Elbow - Their highly anticipated new album has been delayed several times, but so long as as frontman Guy Garvey has a few bucks to buy a round for his friends, he'll be just fine.
[01.20.2006 by Peter Lindblad]

CINEMA

 » Drive Well Sleep Carefully - Filmmaker Justin Mitchell, through exhilerating live footage and casual interviews with depth and humor, captures Death Cab For Cutieb's last days of indie innocence. What a way to say goodbye to your virginity.
[11.01.2005 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Grandaddy - "I kind of look at it like calling somebody before you go over to their house, instead of just showing up," says Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle of the band's new EP, "and with this EP, it's sort of like I was rummaging around and cleaning house, sort of going through the closets and getting rid of things."
[09.15.2005 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Life and Times, The - "It's not as though I shoot for the moon or end the world, or you know... I'm not trying to be Michael Jackson or some shit... I mean really not trying to be Michael Jackson." Peter Lindblad interviews Allen Epley.
[08.11.2005 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Hopewell - "Well, a rock band is a rock band, and sometimes the lifestyle is fun, and sometimes it's dark and dangerous. We've learned to put the music first and the lifestyle second, but it's always a fight. Eventually, those things started competing and, at the beginning, those things worked well together. But it got harder and harder to make the music we wanted."
[08.04.2005 by Peter Lindblad]

CINEMA

 » Spanish Fly: Live In Spain - Even the casual alternative rock fan is somewhat aware of Lou Reed's spartan arrangements and knows the plots of his most famous songs, like "Walk On The Wild Side" and "Sweet Jane" by heart. The legendary Velvet Underground frontman now offers up a DVD to compliment that common knowledge.
[07.11.2005 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Innaway - Innaway travels the hallucinogenic highways of 60s and 70s psychedelia and winds up wandering the parched earth of southern California in an amnesiac fog. Peter Lindblad talks with the explosive California band about knowing when to layer it on thick and when not to.
[07.08.2005 by Peter Lindblad]

CINEMA

 » Nomi Song - When Klaus Sperber morphed into Klaus Nomi and exploded on the theatrical art scene, a juxtaposition of alien and angel, no one quite knew what to make of him. Andrew Horn's new documentary demonstrates that more than 20 years after his death, they still don't.
[07.06.2005 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Blue Van, The - Peter Lindblad interviews the Danish creators of soulful, woolly 60s-inspired psychedelic rock and R&B that takes bong hits off Cream's tripped-out blues and wears the mod garb of The Who.
[05.31.2005 by Peter Lindblad]

CINEMA

 » Last Life In the Universe - Emerging Thai writer and director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang teams up with the cinematographer from The Quiet American and Psycho to create a cold and calculated art film that just barely manages to stay interesting.
[04.18.2005 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Brian Jonestown Massacre - A conversation with Anton "Too Cool" Newcombe about the new BJM retrospective ("I will say that we are selling truckloads") and his rock exploits in general ("I also think that Kate Moss and I would have fucked each other into oblivion") is nothing if not entertaining.
[03.21.2005 by Peter Lindblad]

CINEMA

 » Wonderful Electric - Live In London - Wonderful Wisconsinite Peter "Electric" Lindblad recounts his enchantment with the new live DVD by Goldfrapp.
[12.17.2004 by Peter Lindblad]

CINEMA

 » WarpVision - Peter Lindblad tears the lid off of the new Warp Records video anthology, a DVD containing over 30 groundbreaking videos from Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Autechre and more.
[11.15.2004 by Peter Lindblad]

CINEMA

 » Dig! The Movie - ARCHIVED: Peter Lindblad sits down with the captivating documentary of the history between the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, a relationship that can only be described as bizarre. As a bonus, we've added a link to stream the entire film, for free.
[11.01.2004 by Peter Lindblad]

MUSIC

 » Xiu Xiu - After a year of personal tragedies and triumphs, Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart flexed his Fabulous Muscles and released one of the most compelling records of 2004. He sat down with Peter Lindblad about painting outside the lines.
[10.07.2004 by Peter Lindblad]

CINEMA

 » Live Forever - Peter Lindblad examines the DVD documentary for those wishing to relive the experience of the 1990s Britpop explosion.
[05.27.2004 by Peter Lindblad]
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