Brian Bendlin and Linda Smith trailer premiere for their new book/music special project on Bamboo Dart Press

How best to describe Opposite of Shadow, the book featuring a thin line of fiction and non-fiction by Brian Bendlin, paintings by Linda Smith and a lovely instrumental hours worth of music from 1987 by Bendlin? Start with the friendship the two of them forged in the early eighties in their band The Woods? The …

Brian Bendlin and Linda Smith “Opposite of Shadow” Book and limited edition Book with CDR out October 13th on Bamboo Dart Press

Brian Bendlin and Linda Smith were members of The Woods, whose sole 1985 single has just been reissued along with a harvest of previously unreleased recordings on a Sundazed LP/CD. Linda would go on to record a plethora of gorgeous solo albums (including her cassette only release on Shrimper in 1996, I So Liked Spring) …

Bill Chen Vs. Dennis Callaci KSPC radio show renewed for another year

Join My dear pal and fellow punching bag Bill Chen and I every Wednesday morning from 9am to noon PST for our three hour radio show on the commercial free public airwaves of legendary KSPC 88.7 fm. Listen live on the radio or online at www.kspc.org as we battle to near death weekly. We don’t …

Sloppy Heads “Sometimes, Just One Second” CD, limited edition cassette & digital out today

The sophomore release by Sloppy Heads has finally landed and is available now. I am going to add an exclamation point to that. The CD is in stores everywhere and elsewhere & the digital rivers floweth over starting now for the phone digit juggling music afficionado. There is also limited edition lo-fi cassette version that …

Sloppy Heads new one is out this Friday, check out this interview with The Jarnow’s as they discuss touchstones of the new record

The new Sloppy Heads CD/Digital and cassette is out this Friday. Read the following Aquarium Drunkard interview w/ member Jesse Jarnow as he hot glues the artists involved in the record that also served as influences along with his artist father Al Jarnow whose work you will surely recognize. The trio includes Ariella Stok and …

Sloppy Heads announce new CD/Cassette out August 18th

The new Sloppy Heads record is out next month. Check out the first video/single below as well as details about this wonderful second record of theirs. Wig on the wonderful Gary Panter cover art above. Preorder here. https://austintownhall.com/2023/07/11/sloppy-heads-announce-sometimes-just-one-second-lp/

“Remnants of a Full Moon” book by Michelle Gonzalez is out now on Bamboo Dart Press

In Remnants of a Full Moon, Michelle Gonzalez tracks the cyclical nature of life through its recurring movements: parent and child, in sickness and health, then and now. These compare-and-contrast moments are described with humor, grace, and a sincerity. The multi-dimensional speaker of these poems is far from the wallflower some might mistake her for. For instance, …

Trailer for Emily Fernandez’s “Pliny and Other Problems” book on Bamboo Dart Press premieres

Pliny and Other Problems starts with the problems of ordinary life – a mother’s midlife crisis – and the doings (and undoings) of aging and loss. In the central poems, Pliny the Elder’s life and tome, Natural History, is playfully explored. Pliny mixes Roman mythology with observations of nature, and these poems build little narratives with his …