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2010 Stories by Albert Ching

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  • Lynyrd Skynyrd @ Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum

    published October 28, 2010

    Lynyrd Skynyrd has endured a lot in their nearly 45 years of existence — withstanding allegations of racism over "Sweet Home Alabama,"... More >>

  • Steve Martin and the Other Best and Worst Comedians Turned Musicians

    published October 7, 2010

    Last year, Steve Martin released a 15-song banjo album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo. Sounds funny, right? Well,... More >>

  • Phantogram @ Rips

    published October 7, 2010

    Since 1994, Seattle-based indie label Barsuk records has proved that there's more to the area than Sub Pop. It has released music by Death Cab... More >>

  • Dungen @ The Rhythm Room

    published September 16, 2010

    Sweden is a peculiar country — the furniture comes disassembled and the fish taste like gummy bears — but its people have put out some... More >>

  • Dungen

    published September 16, 2010

    Sweden is a peculiar country — their furniture comes disassembled and their fish taste like gummy bears — but they’ve put out some... More >>

  • Milestones in Bieberdom: Historic Moments in the Life and Career of Teen Idol Justin Bieber

    published July 22, 2010

    You've heard of Justin Bieber. Duh. You know that he's huge on Twitter (more than 3.3 million followers at last check) and you know that... More >>

  • A Look at Korn, Rob Zombie, and the Other Stars of the Mayhem Festival

    published July 15, 2010

    You've probably noticed: There are a lot of festivals. It doesn't matter that not all are rousing successes (look at the rampant... More >>

  • Mayhem Explained

    published July 15, 2010

    You’ve probably noticed: there are a lot of festivals. It doesn’t matter that not all are a rousing success (look at the... More >>

  • Built To Spill

    published July 8, 2010

    Not so long ago, Kings of Leon and Built to Spill inhabited the same college radio territory, with Kings of Leon the plucky up-and-comers and... More >>

  • Built to Spill

    published July 8, 2010

    Not so long ago, Kings of Leon and Built to Spill inhabited the same college radio territory, with Kings of Leon the plucky up-and-comers and... More >>

  • Radar Brothers

    published July 1, 2010

    L.A.'s Radar Brothers (formerly Radar Bros. — a subtle difference, but important) have been doing their thing for a while, putting out six... More >>

  • Radar Brothers

    published July 1, 2010

    L.A.’s Radar Brothers (formerly Radar Bros. — a subtle difference, but important) have been doing their thing for a while, putting out... More >>

  • Slightly Stoopid

    published June 24, 2010

    Even nearly 15 years after his death, the legacy of Sublime singer Bradley Nowell permeates the musical ecosystem in a number of surprising ways.... More >>

  • Why Iron Maiden Still Matter

    published June 17, 2010

    To the unfamiliar and/or lame, Iron Maiden may merely seem to be a nostalgia act, a once-great band holding on to the last scraps of fame, drugs,... More >>

  • Nick Nicholson

    published June 10, 2010

    Phoenix resident Nick Nicholson is an especially earnest fellow singing in an especially earnest genre: country music. There's no post-modern... More >>

  • MC Chris

    published June 10, 2010

    Shows like The Big Bang Theory give the false impression that geeks are usually brilliant and successful. In reality, most of us are... More >>

  • Revenge of the Nerd

    published June 10, 2010

    Shows like The Big Bang Theory give the false impression that geeks are usually brilliant and successful. In reality, most of us are... More >>

  • 50 Cent: What's His Next Logical Career Step?

    published June 3, 2010

    More than in any other genre, rappers rarely seem content just being rappers. Jay-Z is a business mogul, Diddy has a clothing line, Ice-T has... More >>

  • Mumford & Sons

    published June 3, 2010

    Is "indie movie trailer" its own genre yet? It's hard to hear the final minute of a song like "The Cave" by London's Mumford & Sons, marked by a... More >>

  • Fiddy’s Biz

    published June 3, 2010

    More than any other genre, rappers rarely seem content just being rappers. Jay-Z is a business mogul, Diddy has a clothing line, Ice-T has played... More >>

  • Mumford and Sons

    published June 3, 2010

    Is "indie movie trailer" its own genre yet? It's hard to hear the final minute of a song like "The Cave" by London's Mumford & Sons, marked by a... More >>

  • George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

    published May 27, 2010

    It's understandable if fans are apprehensive about seeing a George Clinton performance in the year 2010. After all, the man turns 69 years old... More >>

  • George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

    published May 27, 2010

    It's understandable if fans are a little apprehensive about seeing a live George Clinton performance in the year 2010. After all, the man is... More >>

  • Pitchfork Says Minus the Bear's Omni Is a "Spectacular Clusterfuck," But What Does That Mean?

    published May 20, 2010

    Reading the words "rare" and "spectacular" in a review of your latest album on the Web's most influential music commentary site:... More >>

  • Minus/Plus?

    published May 20, 2010

    Reading the words "rare" and "spectacular" in a review of your latest album on the Web's most influential music commentary site: good.... More >>

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