Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Eccentrics and Experimentalists Part 1

Welcome to the first post of Six Noises’ end-of-year shenanigans. This year, as usual, I’ll be dispensing with any crotchety critic antics to simply let fly with a bunch of posts cataloguing a whole heap of first-rate metal, punk, eccentric and experimental rock, and a bunch of riotous New Zealand albums from 2015. Basically, the intent behind all of the upcoming lists can be best encapsulated by those immortal words uttered by the sadly departed... Read More

Kelly, Von Till and Wino—Songs of Townes Van Zandt

Scott Kelly, Steve Von Till and Wino: Songs of Townes Van Zandt It’s perfectly understandable if the notion of listening to country music leaves you feeling nauseous. It’s a genre bloated with über-patriotic twaddle, honky-tonk urban-cowboy nonsense, and endless reactionary absurdities. That said, like any musical genre (metal included), if you’re prepared to sort the wheat from the chaff there are plenty of worthwhile artists to... Read More