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I WANNA BE LITERATED! #129
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The Goon, Volume 15: Once Upon a Hard Time by Eric Powell   I’ve got nothing but love for the Goon. Ever since I was a wee lad in my late 20s, I have had the pleasure to see this underdog of a comic book mature and flourish into a juggernaut. The...

Friday, 23 September 2016
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I WANNA BE LITERATED! #128
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The Goon Volume 14: Occasion of Revenge by Eric Powell   There is no doubt that Eric Powell’s Goon series stands as one of the most unique comic works out there. Especially when you look at the earlier issues, Powell had managed somehow to mix horror, fantasy...

Thursday, 22 September 2016
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From the GC Archives: I WANNA BE LITERATED! #47
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Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness Vol. 3 Hardcover by Bryan Lee O’Malley   Welcome back to more Scott Pilgrim, folks. Yes, volume 2 had parts largely adapted for the movie, but here is where things start to take off. Volume 3: The Infinite Sadness (I...

Wednesday, 21 September 2016
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SPOTLIGHT: Tentative Decisions
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WHO: Mikey Erg WHAT: Tentative Decisions WHY: It’s about time you found out that Mikey Erg is probably playing drums for your favorite band, or he has in the past, or he probably will be in the future. Step aside, Josh Freese, there’s a new go-to punk rock...

Monday, 19 September 2016
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Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – [Album]
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Artist: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Album: Skeleton Tree Label: Bad Seed Ltd./Kobalt/Sony Music Since he first broke free of the Birthday Party in 1984 and picked up with the Bad Seeds, Nick Cave has developed and honed an absolutely hypnotizing and disparate body of...

Monday, 19 September 2016
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I Wanna Be Literated! #127
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Empowered Unchained Volume 1 by Adam Warren You want to learn a thing or two about comics, go ahead and read Adam Warren. The man gets punk rock DIY with his “mainstream” comics. Or about as mainstream as one can get without getting jumbled up in the messy tripe...

Friday, 16 September 2016
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From the GC Archives: I Wanna Be Literated! #34
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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Vol. 2 Hardcover by Bryan Lee O’Malley Our CNN-like coverage of Scott Pilgrim continues. There are few things as joyful as reading and rediscovering this book. Especially in this new hardcover deluxe format. Having gotten into the series...

Thursday, 15 September 2016
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Vinyl Vlog 165
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into David Bowie’s Let’s Dance LP. To begin with, I have to confess that I disliked Let’s Dance from the time I first heard it until early 2016 – right around the time I first saw the Five Years documentary. In...

Wednesday, 14 September 2016
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I Wanna Be Literated! #126
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We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement by Andi Zeisler Have you ever looked at how feminism is being represented in pop culture and smelled a rat? Have you ever felt alone in this feeling? I certainly do....

Wednesday, 14 September 2016
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SPOTLIGHT: THE OTTOMANS
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WHO: THE OTTOMANS WHAT: Their SELF-TITLED debut WHY: There are some changes brewing here at Ground Control Magazine and this includes a new partnership with Red Sound Records. If you didn’t know yet, Red Sound Records is an online label focused on distributing...

Monday, 12 September 2016
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Vinyl Vlog 164
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into a vinyl copy of David Live 2LP by David Bowie. It’s incredible how good, interesting, revealing and even informative an album can be, while simultaneously being critically abhorred. How such things happen is...

Friday, 09 September 2016
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The Classics 025
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into a vinyl copy of Diamond Dogs by David Bowie. While it might  not sound like the greatest endorsement of an album’s quality or of the creative foresight possessed by an artist on the surface, the adage that Diamond Dogs...

Thursday, 08 September 2016
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