Dubuque – Sound of Perseverance

Every now and then we dig up Ruixes past. Here are a handful of reviews of recordings by bands from our home base of Dubuque, Iowa, dug up from one of our prints zines published in 2015.  All these artists are still active - check 'em out. Young Indian - Handsome  Iowa has been getting a fair amount of positive press lately from the…

CRASH SYMBOLS: Dancing To Their Own Beat

Started in 2010 and run by Dwight and Liz Pavlovic, Crash Symbols is a psychedelic tape label, though it branches out to include many other genres. They were kind enough to send me a batch of their 5 newest tapes and here they are in order of catalogue number. Touched by an Angle Vol. 2   More than a compilation, this cassette is equal p…

JEAGS’ FANCY SLEEVES

Fancy Sleeves: The Importance of Cover Art in Record Sales and History Listening to a vinyl LP allows a person to spend time with an artist’s work. One engages in “active listening.” This includes more than merely hearing the music. You must remain present to listen to a record. You have to place the needle into the grooves. You have to fl…

ASVA – Presences of Absences LIVE

This June, the mighty Asva reassembled to perform their essential album Presences of Absences for the first time live. The group, led by Stuart Dahlquist and featuring his brother Adam, Nick Hudson, and Toby Driver, played at Subterranean in Seattle on June 22. Here is live video from that show of the album's title cut. Simultaneously maje…