Michael Alan Goldberg

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  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    The woods can be a dark and scary place. According to Lord of the Rings fans (ringers?) on the interwebs, they are lousy with orcs. Other times, they're full of tension, as esteemed environmental philosopher Geddy Lee once observed: "There is trou...

  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    On the surface, old-school country and punk rock seem polar opposites, given the different instrumentation and the noise level and all. But they actually have plenty in common. After all, in their purest forms, both have to do with the various for...

  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    First, imagine a brooding, somewhat reckless Ian Curtis type singing over the raging-yet-melodic hardcore of early Hüsker Dü. Then, imagine a fist crashing into your face — the unbelievably sharp pain mingling with the salty, metal...

  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    Finding success with two different bands puts you in some pretty rarefied company. But just like Dave Grohl, Eric Clapton, and everyone in Joy Division not named Ian Curtis, Louisiana singer-guitarists Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner — the core ...

  • 4 years ago | Music News

    Noisy and melodic Australian guitar-and-drums duo An Horse — which channels the scrappy spirit of such "college rock" icons as Throwing Muses, The Spinanes, and Blake Babies — comes back to town behind its excellent new sophomore album...

  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    Chicago indie-folk troubadour Joe Pugliese, known better as Joe Pug, has a baby face and an old man's soul. The 25-year-old former carpenter and aspiring playwright emerged a few years ago with his Nation of Heat EP — a temperate yet self-as...