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New feature up today: an interview with Pere Ubu's (Ubu Projex Communex) David Thomas about the band's new live album fo...
06/09/2020
Pere Ubu

New feature up today: an interview with Pere Ubu's (Ubu Projex Communex) David Thomas about the band's new live album for Cherry Red Records and more: http://agitreader.com/wp2/pere-ubu-2/

#pereubu #davidthomas #rocketfromthetombs #postpunk #interview #feature #cleveland

We’ve interviewed dozens of artists here on The Agit Reader, some more than once, and there’s no one that we have spoken to more frequently than Pere Ubu’s David Thomas. While we no doubt have a so…

Video of the Day is the apropos "American Crisis" by Bob Mould #videooftheday #bobmould #musicvideo
06/04/2020

Video of the Day is the apropos "American Crisis" by Bob Mould
#videooftheday #bobmould #musicvideo

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06/02/2020

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It's been 40 years since Ian Curtis passed away, but Joy Division's legacy is larger than ever. Be sure to catch So This...
05/18/2020
Peter Hook

It's been 40 years since Ian Curtis passed away, but Joy Division's legacy is larger than ever. Be sure to catch So This Is Permanent: Peter Hook & The Light 24 Hour Live Stream before it stops streaming tomorrow and check out our interview with Peter Hook & The Light from 2014: http://agitreader.com/wp2/peter-hook/
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As the bass player in both Joy Divison and New Order, Peter Hook has been at the center of two of the most distinctive and influential bands to follow in the wake of punk rock. As he details in his…

RIP Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Here's our lengthy interview from 2008, one of our favorites:
03/15/2020
The Agit Reader • Feature: Psychic TV

RIP Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Here's our lengthy interview from 2008, one of our favorites:

Interview with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle

Tame Impala have a new album out. Check out our interview from 2010, when the band's star was still on the rise
02/13/2020
The Agit Reader • Feature: Tame Impala

Tame Impala have a new album out. Check out our interview from 2010, when the band's star was still on the rise

Interview with Australian psych-rock band Tame Impala

Today we reviewed the new Wire lp. Check out this interview from 2008, the year we launched.
02/12/2020
The Agit Reader • Feature: Wire

Today we reviewed the new Wire lp. Check out this interview from 2008, the year we launched.

Interview with Colin Newman of punk pioneers Wire

Our review of the latest album by Wire
02/12/2020
Wire Mind Hive

Our review of the latest album by Wire

If Wire had called it a day after releasing their first three seminal records (which they supposedly had at the time), it would have been enough to cement

Check our writers' favorites of 2019...
02/06/2020
Staff Picks for the Best of 2019

Check our writers' favorites of 2019...

Matthew Lovett 1. Oso Oso, Basking in the Glow (Triple Crown Records) 2. Prince Daddy & the Hyena, Cosmic Thrill Seekers (Counter Intuitive Records) 3. Mannequin Pussy, Patience (Epitaph Record…

Our picks for the Top 10 albums of 2019:
02/04/2020
The Agit Reader Top 10 of 2019

Our picks for the Top 10 albums of 2019:

#10 Meitei Komachi Métron Records I find myself spellbound when taking in Komachi, Meitei’s delicately crafted mix of nostalgia and loop-making science. It rewards unbroken attention, wrought as it…

We're still mourning the loss of Andy Gill. Here's our interview with him from 2015.
02/03/2020
Gang of Four

We're still mourning the loss of Andy Gill. Here's our interview with him from 2015.

Named by friends in The Mekons after a faction in China’s Cultural Revolution of the late ’60s, Gang of Four is perhaps most widely known as the post-punk provocateurs responsible for songs like “A…

Our review of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's new singles collection
11/08/2019
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Souvenir

Our review of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's new singles collection

While to mainstream audiences Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (a.k.a. OMD) may forever be remembered simply for “If You Leave,” their big U.S.

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