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  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Haggis What's Up Haircut? (Epixuti) In a live setting, Haggis is a source of pure astonishment. The group's hard-driving guitar-rock--while taking some influence from punk and the early '90s grunge revolution--initially seems kinda plain and conve...

  • 18 years ago | Music News

    Although Pie Gomez is too humble to admit it, his band was initially conceived--much in the tradition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein--as the local MC's personal creation. Six months ago, this local lyrical mad scientist awoke from musical hibernat...

  • 18 years ago | Music News

    Phonoroyale Radio Flavored In pop music, context is everything. Five years ago, when guitarist Jack Randall and singer Mary Katherine Spencer decided they wanted to form a vintage jazz combo, the idea seemed like pure novelty. In 1997, musical tas...

  • 18 years ago | Music News

    "We have three songs about pimps," says Josh Prior, bassist/vocalist for hot young funksters Yoko Love, as he runs a hand through his spiked, metallic-blond hair. "Every time I hear a really serious, fuckin' slammin' funk bass line, I see that pim...

  • 19 years ago | Music News

    Ska came first. Not reggae. But Rasputin died easier than the misconception that it's the other way around. As the popularity of ska continues to swell--both for traditional ska acts like Hepcat and the Pie Tasters and ska-flavored pop tarts like ...

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