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Concert Review: Lords of Acid at Elysium

Concert Review: Lords of Acid at Elysium: raunchy electronic music titans bring down the house in Austin, TX.  It was a pleasantly cool Wednesday evening in Austin, but if you were at Elysium, it was steamy. The humidity in the goth hangout befitted horn-dog headliners Lords of Acid (echoed by attendees wearing glowing devil-horn headbands). The show […]

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Jane’s Addiction’s ‘Ritual De Lo Habitual’ Turns 25

Jane’s Addiction’s ‘Ritual De Lo Habitual’ Turns 25: the band’s alt-rock masterpiece re-examined on its 25th anniversary.  This week (August 21st to be exact) marks the 25th anniversary of ‘Ritual De Lo Habitual‘, the second studio album from alternative rock progenitors Jane’s Addiction. While Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ is seen as the album that broke alternative to […]

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Suede ‘Dog Man Star’ 20th Anniversary Box Set Announced

Suede ‘Dog Man Star’ 20th Anniversary Box Set Release: band’s sophomore album gets deluxe multi-format reissue. Brit-pop forefathers Suede are giving their 1994 album ‘Dog Man Star‘ the deluxe treatment for its upcoming 20th anniversary. Their grandiose sophomore effort will be released in a deluxe box set edition on October 20th (the album was first released on […]

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Underrated Alt-Rock Albums

40 Most Underrated Alternative Rock Albums Part 3

This is Part Three in a 3 part series of the most Underrated Alternative Rock Albums Ever Made. Click here to read Part One. And click here to read Part Two, to see what albums have been covered, and my criteria for their inclusion. If you’d like to preview/buy any of the albums listed, clicking […]

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Jane’s Addiction’s ‘Nothing’s Shocking’ Turns 25

Jane’s Addiction’s Nothing’s Shocking turned 25 years old last week. And boy does that make me feel old. The album came out when I was in high school for God’s sakes. Nothing’s Shocking’s title was a misnomer because the album proved a lightening rod for controversy. It started with the album cover, which featured a sculpture […]

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Album Review: Nick Cave ‘Push The Sky Away’

Album Review: Nick Cave ‘Push The Sky Away’. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds new album is navel gazing, world-weary dread at it’s finest. After two great sleazy slabs of swamp rock with Grinderman, Nick Cave is back with The Bad Seeds. But it’s minus two long-standing members (Blixa Bargeld and Mick Harvey). Multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis is […]

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Top 40 Darkest Rock Albums Part 4

Top 40 Darkest Rock Albums Part 4

Top 40 Darkest Rock Albums Part 4  *Before reading make sure you’ve checked out part 1,  part 2 ,and part 3 to see what you may have missed. Okay here we are for the final installment of the Darkest Rock Albums. We have just 10 more to go! If you want any of these in your […]

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Top 40 Darkest Rock Albums Part 2

Top 40 Darkest Rock Albums Part 2

Top 40 darkest rock albums Part 2 Off we go with the 2nd installment of my list of the darkest albums ever made. Click here to read Part 1 if you haven’t already, so you can see what you’ve missed. If you want to preview or purchase any of the entries, clicking on the album name […]

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