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Concert Review: Bryan Ferry at ACL Live

Concert Review: Bryan Ferry at ACL Live: the suave master of glam and sophisto-pop wows ...

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Hope and Despair: Reexamining U2’s The Joshua Tree and Pop

Hope and Despair: Reexamining U2’s The Joshua Tree and Pop. March marks the 30th anniversary of U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ and 20th anniversary of ‘Pop.’ Our own Dave Dierksen  delves into both albums political relevancy and respective legacies.  By David Dierksen This month, two records by the rock and roll behemoth we call U2 celebrate […]

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Tyson Meade Talks 25th Anniversary of Chainsaw Kittens Flipped Out in Singapore 

Tyson Meade Talks 25th Anniversary of Chainsaw Kittens Flipped Out in Singapore: a look back at a cult classic 90s alternative gem (featured image photo credit: Dylan Johnson) Norman Oklahoma’s Chainsaw Kittens were the best kept secret of 90s alternative rock. The group, led by theatrical frontman Tyson Meade, crafted an infectious mix of glam, […]

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30 Albums Turning 30 in 2017: The Best Albums of 1987

30 Best Albums Turning 30 in 2017:  The Best Albums of 1987–our list of the greatest releases celebrating 30th anniversaries this year.  If you had to choose one year in the Reagan era for the best music, you’d be hard pressed to do better than 1987. Something clicked–the mainstream that had been over saturated with […]

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Albums Revisited: The Church’s ‘Priest=Aura’ Turns 25

Albums Revisited: The Church’s ‘Priest=Aura’ Turns 25: a look back at the group’s underrated masterpiece March 10 marks the 25th anniversary of Priest=Aura, the 8th studio album from Aussie alternative psych-rockers The Church. The released followed on the success of 1988’s Starfish featuring their breakthrough hit Under The Milky Way, and 1990’s Gold Afternoon Fix, […]

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The Feelies In Between Review

The Feelies ‘In Between’ Review

The Feelies ‘In Between’ Review: New Jersey jangle pop pioneers return with their first album in 6 years. The Feelies are one of those groups that remain criminally underrated in the pop culture landscape, yet are revered by diehard fans and have inspired scores of musicians. And while their latest release In-Between may not break […]

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Remembering Bill Paxton’s New Wave Band Martini Ranch

Remembering Bill Paxton’s New Wave Band Martini Ranch: a look back at the late actor’s little-known musical career. The death of Bill Paxton has sent shock waves through Hollywood and to his legion of fans. His untimely passing has put his memorable career into the spotlight, and a poignant reminder of his impact. Generation X […]

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Crystal Fairy ‘Crystal Fairy’ Review

Crystal Fairy ‘Crystal Fairy’ Review: supergroup featuring members of The Melvins, Le Butcherettes and At-The-Drive-In create a beautiful, bruising noise on hallucinatory self-titled début album.  When the news that Le Butcherettes Teri Gender Bender, Melvins’ King Buzzo and Dale Crover and At the Drive-In/Mars Volta’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez were joining forces for the new group Crystal […]

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Teri Gender Bender Talks Debut Album From New Supergroup Crystal Fairy (Le Butcherettes, The Melvins, At-The-Drive-In)

Le Butcherettes’ frontwoman talks Crystal Fairy’s début album featuring The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover and At The Drive In/Mars Volta’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.  When Le Butcherettes supported The Melvins on their 2015 tour, vocalist Teri Gender Bender found a kinship between Melvins’ members King Buzzo and Dale Crover. This friendship would result in  a split […]

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Albums Revisited: Skinny Puppy’s Cleanse, Fold and Manipulate at 30

Albums Revisited: Skinny Puppy’s Cleanse, Fold and Manipulate at 30–full of addictive mixtures and living on fear By Peter Marks Where it all changed and where their heaviest era began. There’s a widely held view that Skinny Puppy did not reach their full potential until 1988’s ‘VivisectVI’ and I’m more than happy to dispel this […]

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