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John Fryer Talks New Black Needle Noise Album ‘Lost in Reflections’

John Fryer Talks New Black Needle Noise Album ‘Lost in Reflections’: veteran producer discusses new ...

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Remembering George Romero: 6 Underrated (Non-Zombie) Films

Remembering George Romero: 6 Underrated Non-Zombie Films: the late filmmaker will forever be linked to his iconic zombie series, but here are some other works from his filmography that also deserve your attention. The late George Romero (who died this past Sunday at the age of 77) made zombies hip. The filmmaker took a horror sub-genre […]

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Albums Revisited: Guns N’ Roses ‘Appetite For Destruction’ Turns 30

Albums Revisited: Guns N’ Roses ‘Appetite For Destruction’ Turns 30: celebrating GnR’s raunchy, landmark début on its 30th anniversary.  There has been a long-running theory that Nirvana killed hair metal. The story goes like this: their groundbreaking smash album Nevermind’s frayed and raw aesthetic (and the group’s shabby fashion sense) made every poodle-haired, shrill voiced […]

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Review: Psychic TV ‘Pagan Day’/’Allegory and Self’ Reissues

Review: Psychic TV ‘Pagan Day’/’Allegory and Self’ Reissues: experimental rockers 80’s output gets the deluxe reissue treatment. After industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle called it a day in 1981, one wondered what group figured head Genesis P-Orridge would attempt next. It’s safe to say Psychic TV took fans and music press by surprise. TV would see P-Orridge […]

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Watch The Veldt’s One Day Out of Life Video, New EP Gets Worldwide Release

Watch: The Veldt’s ‘One Day Out of Life’ Video, New EP Gets Worldwide Release: soulgaze rockers release new video from atmospheric EP. Last year I had the pleasure of reviewing ‘The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur’ Mixtape EP, the 2016 release from “soulgaze” pioneers The Veldt, who returned from a long absence to magnificent effect. […]

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The Melvins A Walk With Love & Death review

The Melvins ‘A Walk With Love and Death’ Review 

The Melvins ‘A Walk With Love and Death’ Review: sludge metal masters dial-up the weird on their first double album–half of which will appear on upcoming short film. Veteran metallers The Melvins are no strangers to the strange–their compositions combine epic sludgy riffs with madcap lyrics and sonic flourishes inspired by the likes of Captain Beefheart. […]

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Black Needle Noise ‘Lost in Reflections’ Review 

Black Needle Noise ‘Lost in Reflections’ Review: veteran alternative producer John Fryer creates a haunting, narcotic, sonic tapestry on latest release.  John Fryer might not be a household name, but if you’re a fan of electronic music you’ve certainly heard him, and owe him a massive debt of gratitude. The musician/producer has worked with some of the most […]

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Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel ‘Dance Underwater’ Review

Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel ‘Dance Underwater’ Review: veteran alternative rockers return with first album of new material in 20 years. After a successful Pledge Music campaign, Gene Loves Jezebel (known as Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel in the U.S.)have emerged with Dance Underwater (out June 30th via Westworld Records) the group’s first album of new material since […]

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Austin’s Pure Luck Announces Live Dates

Austin’s Pure Luck Announces Tour Dates: Southern Rock supergroup featuring members of Butthole Surfers, Melvins and Ween announce hometown dates.  Pure Luck, the Austin, TX musical collective fronted by Butthole Surfers/Melvins bassist Jeff Pinkus have just announced live dates in support of their recently released self-titled debut album. Click here for my Pure Luck review  The group, which […]

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Concert Review: Deftones at Austin360 Amphitheater

Concert Review: Deftones at Austin360 Amphitheater: San Diego metallers slay on a balmy night in Austin, TX.  Just a little year over a year since their triumphant 2016 set at SXSW, San Diego’s Deftones returned to Austin last night–making a stop on their 2017 tour with Rise Against and Thrice. After co-headliners Rise Against finished their (with vocalist Tim […]

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