Turkish Delight play the Middle East, 1998

Turkish Delight: Detuned Dada

Turkish Delight reunion, 1998

Turkish Delight at the Middle East Upstairs, 1998.

2017 has been a great year for reissues — from Kicking Giant to Ut — but I truly couldn’t contain my excitement when Boston label IHeartNoise decided to reissue Turkish Delight’s 1996 debut, “Tommy Bell,” on cassette.

When I lived in Boston, the Turks were an absolutely un-missable live band. Sometimes bands that are stellar live don’t quite translate on record (and vice versa), but TD captured their particular lightning-in-a-bottle with surprising regularity.

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UT01PAhr 001-min

Ut Reissues + November Shows

UT01PAhr 001-min

Iconic No Wave band Ut is assembling this November for a rare trio of shows to celebrate a reissue series co-released by their own Out Records + Forte Distribution (UK).

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Vaughan Oliver (4AD/v23)

Vaughan Oliver: A Bit of Urgh, a Bit of Ooh

Vaughan Oliver/v23 Exhibit

Vaughan Oliver retrospective exhibit at Lesley University, Sept-Oct, 2017

If I had to sum up the work of maverick graphic designer Vaughan Oliver in a single phrase, it would have to be “jolie laide” — drolly defined by literary critic Daphne Merkin as “a triumph of personality over physiognomy, the imposition of substance over surface.” (It can also be translated, roughly, into “beautiful ugly” — apropos, in this case.)

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