Callaci’s second book is out a year shy of his previous book “100 Cassettes”. Hear him read a portion of one of the five stories below.
Recorded over a three day weekend in July of 2019, “Arches & Pathways” finds The Folk Implosion’s John Davis and Refrigerator’s Dennis Callaci reuniting following their “Room For Space” LP from twenty five years back. That first record was improvised and recorded in one afternoon live to a one track. The new record has the […]
Peyote buttons. Bread infused with chia seeds and wheat germ. Home jail tattoos of your annoying parrot. That is what has occupied so much of our Covid-19 lockdown time. In the curious case of Jeff Fuccillo and Allen Callaci, they spent those early halcyon days of the lockdown finding odd places in their homes to […]
Nima Kazerouni is a busy guy. Besides being in So Many Wizards (first Shrimper appearance on the double CD “Smooth Sounds” six years back), he is also in the bands Nectarines and Crown Plaza. What is striking to me about Kazerouni and the projects he is involved in is his unique style of singing, his […]
Have I ever read a piece on the ten best guitarists that grew like redwoods out of the underground post 1988? No? No, I don’t think so. Sure, you’ll see bleeds from the seventies here, but I am talking penultimate sounds, releases, carbon dating. 1988 forward. Now, having blown the preamble to bits, allow me […]
Back in the days of yore, say June 20th of this year, before there was a Shrimper website, Franklin Bruno released a new digital EP with his band The Human Hearts. The first full length Human Hearts record made it’s debut on Shrimper in 2012, and playing on a theme is something Bruno loves to […]
As noted in earlier posts. limited edition reissues of the first cassette on Shrimper from 1990 & the first Refrigerator cassette “Lonesome Surprize” from 1991 are out today. Available via Revolver, Grapefruit & Midheaven. The PSST Shrimper compilation cassette features a replica of what morphed into the first Shrimper catalog tucked into its coffin shell. […]
Don’t call me Man. Don’t call me dude. Don’t call me ma’am. Tonight is all we have. Word is spreading downtown and out. There was a was a bunch of poetry tumbling out of the car window after I drove away from that building that we used to work in. Wait, that is from the […]