Review: Dw. Dunphy – “Charm Offensive”

The New Jersey writer/musician Dw. Dunphy and I have known each other now for some 25 years; I have stood alongside him as a friend, a producer of and conduit for his work, a collaborator and, more commonly in recent years, as a bystander cribbing notes. And I haven’t been this excited by one of…

REVIEW: Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang – “Four Foot Shack”

Les Claypool is a national treasure. There, I said it. It’s a sentiment that’s been on the tip of everyone’s tongue and on the rictus of their lips since Claypool, definition of bassist extraordinaire, and his Primus cohorts helped define “alternative” music in the early- to mid-‘90s with records such as Sailing The Seas of…