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Matt Krefting interview

Before I ever met Matt Krefting, I found him to be an intriguing dude, especially his choice in haircuts. One trip down to Brooklyn, he’d be sportin’ some sorta butcher baby bowl cut that would make Moe Howard cringe and the next week I’d take a trip up to Northern Massachusetts to see him at some such gathering or another donning a quaff that would make Paul Mitchell shriek in purple envy. ‘Hmm…what makes this dudes’ sheers tick?’ I pondered from across the room while others weaved to and fro from the man. After that, I got to know him as a member of the barely there drone trio Son of Earth as well as the bass player for the shambling and defunct Glam Rock unit, The Believers. When I finally got to talk to the guy, I found him to be more than a haircut. He’s a genuinely swell cat with a sharp musical knowledge and a ferocious appetite for whiskey and wine.

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by TONY RETTMAN on 6/16/2009 in Interviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

No Wave

If there’s going to be a No Wave book then for sure Byron Coley and Thurston Moore are the guys to do it. Released last month on Abrahms the book features tons of newly unearthed photos and flyers as well as new interviews with the major participants of the No Wave scene. While the post-apocalyptic warzone that was the Lower East Side of Manhattan no longer exists its shockwaves live on some decades later. The authors of this gracefully designed and informative journey into the nihilistic philosophies and primitive restructuring of this endemic scene graced us with their thoughts in this Swingset exclusive.

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by STEVE LOWENTHAL on 7/14/2008 in Features | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,