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All Souls

All Souls ‘All Souls’ Review

All Souls ‘All Souls’ Review: Los Angeles act offers an inventive mix of stoner, garage and psychedelia.  It’s only February, but L.A. band All Souls self-titled début (out Feb 9th on Sunyata Records) is already one of the freshest and infectious releases of 2018. The group features notable stoner rock luminaries, including vocalist/guitarist Tony Aguilar and […]

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Legend of The Seagullmen

Legend of The Seagullmen ‘Legend of the Seagullmen’ Review

Legend of The Seagullmen ‘Legend of the Seagullmen’ Review: quirky alt-metal supergroup release nautical-themed album.  Metal listeners tend to be wary of supergroups. More often than not, such bands can suffer the too many cooks in the kitchen effect, leading to a muddy vision. But after a pair of demos leaked in 2015 from Legend of […]

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Most Anticipated 2018 Albums

SLIS’s 15 Most Anticipated Rock Albums of 2018

SLIS’s 15 Most Anticipated Rock Albums of 2018: the alternative and metal releases we can’t for this year. Did you survive 2017? Well 2018 is probably gonna be just as crazy, so we need some new tunes to power though it. Luckily there’s a host of upcoming alternative and metal albums we’re excited about hearing […]

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Concert Review: A Perfect Circle at HEB Center

Concert Review: A Perfect Circle at HEB Center: reconstituted alt-rock veterans cranked out an elegant, atmospheric set in Austin, TX. It’s been six years since A Perfect Circle toured North America, and nearly 14 years since their last album. But as their well received, stellar set at Austin/Cedar Park’s HEB Center proved, absence has only made the heart […]

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2017 ALBUMS ANTICIPATED

The 17 Most Anticipated Rock Albums of 2017

The 17 Most Anticipated Rock Albums of 2017: the albums most likely to get your rocks off this year. After a rocky 2016, we’re off to a fresh start to 2017, but most are expecting an unpredictable, bumpy ride with our current state of affairs. Luckily we’re going to have some badass music to get […]

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Book Review: A Perfect Union of Contrary Things By Maynard James Keenan and Sarah Jensen

Book Review: A Perfect Union of Contrary Things By Maynard James Keenan and Sarah Jensen: Tool frontman offers illuminating snapshots of his past in new autobiography. When one thinks “enigmatic rock star,” one of the first that comes to mind is Maynard James Keenan. The frontman of Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer has seemingly […]

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Failure

Albums Revisited: Failure’s ‘Fantastic Planet’ Turns 20

Albums Revisited: Failure’s ‘Fantastic Planet’ Turns 20: celebrating one of the most underrated alternative albums of the 90s. August 13, 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Fantastic Planet, the 1996 album from L.A. space rock gods Failure. And if ever there was an album deserving of a tribute and reappraisal, this is it. In an decade full […]

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It’s Now Been 10 Years Since Tool’s Last Album Came Out

It’s been a decade since Tool’s album  ‘10,000 Days’. Or should we say 365,000 days since ‘10,000 Days’? May 2nd, 2016 shares a dubious distinction in musical history. On that same date in 2006, Tool released 10,000 Days. their last album to date. That’s right: a full decade with no new music from a band who never broke up. […]

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20 Most Anticipated Rock Albums of 2016

20 Most Anticipated Rock Albums of 2016: the must have rock releases of the New Year. 2016 has arrived, and it brings with it a year full of hotly anticipated new rock albums, from veteran and contemporary alternative and metal acts. Here’s our list of the 20 releases that have us excited the most about […]

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Puscifer Money Shot

Concert Review: Puscifer at Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX

Concert Review: Puscifer at Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX: Maynard James Keenan’s rock-comedy project keeps things weird in the Texas capital.  Yesterday marked Puscifer’s third stop off their 2015 Money Shot Tour, which landed them at Austin, TX’s Bass Concert Hall. And attendees who’ve learned to expect the unexpected from Maynard James Keenan’s oddball musical/comedy art-troupe, weren’t disappointed. Click here for my Money […]

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