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Jeff Thiessen


Frankie Rose

Jeff Thiessen chats to former Dum Dum Girls member Frankie Rose about her two albums under her own name, 'Interstellar' and 'Herein Wild'

Tom Fun Orchestra

Jeff Thiessen talks to sprawling and energetic eight-piece Canadian group the Tom Fun Club about their new single 'Miles Davis' and 'You Will Land With A Thud', which was co-produced by Gordon Gano from Violent Femmes



After spending his adolescence watching Much Music, Canada's version of MTV, Jeff Thiessen reflects upon the death of the music video

Jason and The Scorchers

Nashville-based cow punks Jason and the Scorchers are about to return with 'Halycon Times', their first album in nearly a decade. Jeff Thiessen admires their patriotism and political passion
Jeff Thiessen examines the career of early 80's San Francisco punks Flipper, who have just had four of their albums re-released in a reissue programme

Live Reviews

Tom Fun Orchestra - SK Amigo's Cafe, Saskatoon, 6/8/2010

Tom Fun Orchestra
At the SK Amigo's Cafe in Saskatoon in Canada, Jeff Thiessen sees beery eight-piece band the Tom Fun Orchestra play a visceral and refreshingly excessive set

Favourite Albums

Lou Reed
Faith No More

Jeff Thiessen examines Lou Reed's classic 1974 live album, 'Rock 'n' Roll Animal'
Jeff Thiessen reflects on San Francisco-based experimetnal rock band Faith No More's 1992 fourth album, 'Angel Dust'
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look back on albums from the past, Jeff Thiessen reflects upon Blur's 2003 seventh and last album to date, 'Think Tank'


This Metal Sky

This Metal Sky

In 'This Metal Sky' Jeff Thiessen examines the issue of lost bands, and whether they really were the failures they are often portrayed as in their original lifetime
In 'This Metal Sky', Jeff Thiessen writes about why pretentiousness is a good thing in rock music

Smashing Pumpkins
Public Enemy
Pearl Jam

Jeff Thiessen in 'This Metal Sky' looks back on the Smashing Pumpkins' erratic career, and reflects on why their latest record, 'Oceania', is their greatest moment to date
In his 'This Metal Sky' column, Jeff Thiessen reflects upon Marilyn Manson, and the lack of danger of current rock music
In his 'This Metal Sky' column Jeff Thiessen lists thirteen reasons why he believes Public Enemy are the greatest hip-hop act of all time
In 1994 Pearl Jam took out legal action against show ticket giants, Ticketmaster. Jeff Thiessen in 'This Metal Sky' writes of the battle and its continuing after-effects


Icarus Line
Dead Confederate
This Immortal Coil

Unfocused-sounding fourth album from Californian experimentalist outfit, the Icarus Line
Absurd, but also approachable fifth album from New York avant-garde trio, Liars
Disorienting, but ultimately addictive combination of psychedelia, Americana and grunge on first-rate debut album from Athens, Georgia-based band, Dead Confederate
Brilliantly versatile tribute album to British-based avant garde and experimental group, Coil

Kick to Kill
Terrible Lizard

Superficial and overtly morbid latest single from Glawsow-based pseudo-gothic outfit, Kick to Kill
Euphoric and frequently compelling second album from Icelandic ambient post-rock act, Blindfold
Unimaginative and almost totally derivative debut album from Mancurian indie rock five-piece, the Nightjars
Completly unsubtle what-you-see what you-get rock from Chicago-based band Terrible Lizard, which yet proves to be not totally without appeal

Black Lips

Wildly uneven fifth album from Atlanta, Georgia punks Black Lips which has them abandoning the manic psychosis of their previous releases and thrilling, intriguing and above all confusing their audience

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