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RIP Alan Vega: How Suicide Frontman Changed Music Forever

Alan Vega R.I.P: how the late musician influenced punk, New Wave, electronic music, alternative rock and ...

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Movies Revisited: ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ Turns 30

Movies Revisited: ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ Turns 30: Celebrating John Carpenter’s oddball martial arts opus on its 30th anniversary.  When some wild-eyed eight foot tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the bar-room wall, and he looks ya crooked in the eye and he asks you if you’ve […]

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Trent Reznor Releases New Song ‘Juno’

Trent Reznor Releases New Song ‘Juno’: the track, recorded with collaborator Atticus Ross, celebrates NASA’s voyage to Jupiter. Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, along with frequent collaborator Atticus Ross is back with his first new material since the duo’s 2014 score for David Fincher’s Gone Girl. Juno is a tribute to NASA’s recent Juno spacecraft […]

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MGT ‘Volumes’ Review

MGT ‘Volumes’ Review: journeyman guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite shows off his multi-faceted chops on album featuring notable alt-rock collaborators.  Mark Gemini Thwaite may not be a household name. But if you’re a fan of industrial, Goth and alternative rock, you’ve more than likely heard his work at some point. Over his varied career, the guitarist has played […]

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Tidalwave ‘1992’ Review

Tidalwave ‘1992’ Review Alt-rock revivalists Tidalwave are back with ‘1992’ their latest EP (released May 13th via Bandcamp). The band’s (American transplants now based in Germany) three song assault continues their brand of catchy, economical head nodders that began with their 2015 self-titled album. ‘1992’ is certainly an an appropiate title, as the EP hearkens […]

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Swans ‘The Glowing Man’ Review

Swans ‘The Glowing Man’ Review: Michael Gira concludes current Swans lineup with hypnotic results. NYC’s noise rock icons Swans have had an impressive career trajectory this decade. For a band that started in the early 80’s, reforming in 2005 after a 15-year hiatus, they sound as hungry, raw and exploratory as ever. Following 2012’s brilliantly […]

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The Melvins ‘Basses Loaded’ Review

The Melvins ‘Basses Loaded’ Review: doom metal legends showcase their four-string collaborators on rocking new release.   The Melvins continue to be the biggest workaholics in rock and roll. The sludge metal giants are back with Basses Loaded (Ipecac Recordings), their seventh(!) album this decade. Whereas most Melvins’ album titles are gleefully obtuse, Basses Loaded is a perfect […]

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Garbage ‘Strange Little Birds’ Review

Garbage ‘Strange Little Birds’ Review: veteran alt-rockers return with their best album since 2001’s ‘Beautiful Garbage.’ If generic 21st century pop depresses you, Shirley Manson feels your pain. The Garbage vocalist expressed her frustration with modern music in the press statement for the band’s new album Strange Little Birds: “I’m aching for some dark and dismal. Because […]

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Music Videos Revisited: Metallica’s ‘Until It Sleeps’ Turns 20

Music Videos Revisited: Metallica’s ‘Until It Sleeps’ Turns 20: the horror…oh the horror. This week marks the 20th anniversary of ‘Load,’ Metallica’s polarizing 1996 album that continued their sprint away from thrash metal towards southern style butt rock. Click Here for Albums Revisited: Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ Turns 30 IMHO no album lives up to […]

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Albums Revisited: Smashing Pumpkins ‘Gish’ Turns 25

Albums Revisited: Smashing Pumpkins ‘Gish’ Turns 25–celebrating the Pumpkins indie début album on its 25th anniversary. May 28th marks a Gen-X musical milestone: on that date 25 years ago, The Smashing Pumpkins released their début album Gish, the highest selling indie record at that time (until 1994’s Smash by The Offspring…ewww… let’s keep’em separated). Gish […]

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Minor Victories Album Review 

Minor Victories Album Review: alternative supergroup excels on exciting début. Let’s face it: supergroups are usually more exciting in theory than in practice, failing to live up to the grand expectations raised when noted musical personalities collide. But Minor Victories, featuring Slowdive vocalist Rachel Goswell, Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite and Editors’ Justin and James Lockey […]

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