David Peisner

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Debo Band, ‘Debo Band’ (Sub Pop)

There is almost nothing authentic about the Debo Band's version of Ethiopian pop, jazz, and folk music; and that's probably one of the nicest things…
David Peisner / July 8, 2012

Kelly Hogan, ‘I Like to Keep Myself in Pain’ (Anti-)

Kelly Hogan is a great singer. She was a great singer in the early '90s when she fronted the Jody Grind, an Atlanta band that…
David Peisner / June 6, 2012

Red Menace: Inside the Hidden World of Extreme Cuban Metal

The park at the corner of 23rd Avenue and G Street in the Vedado section of Havana isn't much to look at by the standards…
David Peisner / May 9, 2012

Defend Yourself, Justin Hawkins of the Darkness!

Justin Hawkins, frontman for recently reunited hard rockers, the Darkness, has lived a life that has simultaneously conformed to and satirized just about every cliché…
David Peisner / March 15, 2012

Mark Lanegan Band, ‘Blues Funeral’ (4AD)

Is it really possible that Mark Lanegan hasn't already put out an album called Blues Funeral? I mean, shit, that title would work for any…
David Peisner / February 9, 2012

G-Side Launch a Hardscrabble, Regular-Dude Revolution

Aerospace hub Huntsville, Alabama, used to be about seeing stars. Thanks to G-Side and the rest of a tight-knot rap community, it's now about making…
David Peisner / November 15, 2011

David Lynch, ‘Crazy Clown Time’

Avant-noir filmmaker David Lynch calls his debut solo album "modern blues," but postmodern is more like it: Warm synths and woozy electric guitars transmit warped…
David Peisner / November 8, 2011

The Fall, ‘Ersatz G.B.’ (MVD/Cherry red)

It's the great contradiction of the Fall's 30-odd-year career that their defiant, genre-hopping post-punk racket has, with repetition, become almost predictable. Or at least predictably…
David Peisner / November 2, 2011

Crown Royal: Kanye West and Jay-Z Launch Throne Tour in Atlanta

On the opening night of Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne tour in Atlanta on Friday, there was a lot to look at. The…
David Peisner / October 31, 2011

Hurricane Bells, ‘Tides and Tales’ (Invisible Brigades)

Hurricane Bells went from being Longwave frontman Steve Schlitz's low-key side project to his main concern right about the moment "Monsters" soundtracked Robert Pattinson strutting…
David Peisner / October 25, 2011

Mikey Welsh’s Great Escape

For his story "Second Acts," in the March 2010 issue of SPIN, contributing writer David Peisner spoke with 44 musicians who chose to leave pop…
David Peisner / October 11, 2011

Inside Tunisia’s Hip-Hop Revolution

A rapper named El General posted a song to his Facebook page that became the anthem to his country's revolution. David Peisner travels to Tunisia…
David Peisner / August 24, 2011

Young Antiques, ‘A Man, Not a Biography’ (Two Sheds)

As longtime purveyors of defiantly unfashionable bar-band rock, Atlanta's Young Antiques don't really do anything that hasn't already been done better by others, but their…
David Peisner / July 5, 2011

Fleet Foxes & The Year’s Most Beautiful Album

For Robin Pecknold, following up Fleet Foxes' beloved debut wasn't just a labor of love -- it was an all-consuming head trip. David Peisner goes…
David Peisner / April 11, 2011

Jimmy Eat World Launch Tour in Atlanta

Although they're credited as emo godfathers, the Tempe,AZ four-piece Jimmy Eat World have spent the better part of the lastdecade carving out a space on…
David Peisner / September 22, 2010

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