The 2016 Nully Awards

It’s been a tough year.  But it was a startlingly good year for music.  I admit that this was a hard list to compile this year, partially because a lot of my favorite music from 2016 was actually released in 2015 (or even earlier!) and I’d just not managed to find …

Oakland.

Oakland. Jesus. I barely have words to express the horror and grief. It hits close to home; one of the victims was someone I met this summer in Calgary. Joel from Golden Donna is from Madison, he’s a stalwart of the local arts scene, and he’s a friend. I can’t …

What’s On Your Mind?

We decided it’d be fun to cover one of our favorite songs. It’s a harrowing tale of psychic powers gained in a Cold War experiment gone wrong. Or…something.   It’s pay what you want, so go get it!   What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy) by Null Device

Selected Songs Reviewed by Detric Sheridan, Age 4

Songs from “While You were Otherwise Engaged” as reviewed by Jill Sheridan’s son, Detric (age 4). On “Shadow and Flame:” “It’s like a spooky Halloween song because dark shadows surround. It reminds me of that game on the iPad where that one guy says “death approaches” and “death walks behind.” …

Review: I Die You Die

Null Device While You Were Otherwise Engaged Distortion Productions http://www.idieyoudie.com/2016/09/null-device-while-you-were-otherwise-engaged/ (Alex Kennedy) The highlight of Null Device’s new album While You Were Otherwise Engaged is a track called “The Desire”. An astonishingly candid portrait of the travails and small victories that come with being a band in a marginal scene …