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James Iha Seen With Smashing Pumpkins in Studio

James Iha Seen With Smashing Pumpkins in Studio: guitarist seen with frontman Billy Corgan and ...

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Hobosexual ‘Monolith’ Review

Hobosexual ‘Monolith’ Review: Seattle duo make a rock sound as huge as their album title.  Let’s face it: there aren’t that many great new hard rock bands anymore. Sure they exist (Royal Thunder is one example), but they’re sorely underrepresented in the 21st century. Well luckily for those of us who like heavy tunes slathered […]

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Book Review: DC Comics’ ‘Color Me Powerful’ and ‘Awesome Activities for Super Heroes’

Book Review: DC Comics’ ‘Color Me Powerful’ and ‘Awesome Activities for Super Heroes’: Downtown Bookworks is back with two more excellent kids books based off classic D.C. Comics characters. With the holidays fast approaching, parents are feverishly looking for great gift ideas for kids. And for those with little superheroes-in-the-making Downtown Bookworks  has you covered with […]

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The SLIS 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Music Box Sets

The SLIS 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Music Box Sets–exploring the best deluxe editions, CD Box Sets and Vinyl reissues in alternative, classic rock, soundtracks and more. Well it’s that time again: to stuff yourself with turkey first, and then get prepared for your holiday shopping for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and beyond. And if you’re […]

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The Veldt ‘Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose’ Review

The Veldt ‘Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose’ Review: North American Shoegazers wow on new EP featuring contributions from Cocteau Twins Robin Guthrie and more.  “Soulgaze” pioneers The Veldt have had a flurry of activity in 2017, from the worldwide release of their 2016 Ep The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation […]

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John Carpenter Talks New Album Anthology, Halloween Sequel and More

John Carpenter Talks New Album Anthology, Halloween Sequel and More: iconic filmmaker composer gives the scoop on his new album, recent tour, upcoming Halloween sequel and much more in our exclusive interview. John Carpenter occupies a truly unique place in the pop culture landscape. He’s not just one of the most revered genre filmmakers, but […]

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Concert Review: Toadies At Stubb’s

Concert Review: Toadies At Stubb’s: Texas rockers refuse to mellow with age with high energy Austin show. The Toadies set at Stubb’s last Friday proves why they’re still going on strong where so many of their Lone Star State contemporaries have faded into the woodwork. The band’s set pulled from their entire discography, including their […]

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Primitive Race ‘Soul Pretender’ Review

Primitive Race ‘Soul Pretender’ Review: supergroup gets stylistic facelift on sophomore album.  When Primitive Race formed in 2013, it was an industrial supergroup of revolving members cultivated by band mastermind Chris Knikr. Things have changed on their latest release Soul Pretender, (out November 3rd on Metropolis Records). The group have undergone a sonic makeover more […]

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Tyson Todd Meade ‘Robbing The Nuclear Family’ Review

Tyson Todd Meade ‘Robbing The Nuclear Family’ Review: mastermind behind Defenestration and Chainsaw Kittens unique vision still thrills on new release. My art is dedicated to those other fringe dwellers and friends of fringe dwellers, those who want something beyond reality TV, casino gambling, car payments, 401k, church on Sunday, family portraits on the mantle. […]

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