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2006 Stories by Casey Lynch

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  • Evanescence

    published October 26, 2006

    Let's face it — on paper, a band that plays classically influenced operatic rock like a new-world Bonnie Tyler or Meat Loaf has about as good... More >>

  • The Kohl Heart

    published October 26, 2006

    Phoenix may not be known for a huge Eurobeat scene, but that hasn't stopped the cool kiddies of The Kohl Heart from blazing a snotty trail of New... More >>

  • Ladytron

    published October 19, 2006

    Is it just us, or is Ladytron sounding more human? The Liverpudlian neo-Fab Four seems to have had a crush on shoegazer and Stereolab since the... More >>

  • Chief Beef

    published October 12, 2006

    If you're jonesing for some new local tuneage that isn't hardcore metal, pouty skinny-boy rock, or indie folk, look no further than Chief Beef.... More >>

  • Fat Rhabit

    published October 12, 2006

    For a band named after a slang term for a Tommy Chong-sized spliff, Fat Rhabit doesn't sound much like typical stoner rock. In fact, it doesn't... More >>

  • Jeremy Enigk

    published October 12, 2006

    Life's gotta be hard if you're Jeremy Enigk. No matter what he does, the singer/songwriter's new music will always be compared to his emo-core... More >>

  • Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

    published October 5, 2006

    Never base your music on an identity crisis — just ask Chris Gaines. Don't remember Gaines? In one of the greatest missteps in recent music... More >>

  • From First to Last

    published October 5, 2006

    Be careful what you ask for. Detractors of the emo scene have complained since guys started wearing girls' jeans and combing all their hair over... More >>

  • Catching The Draft

    published September 21, 2006

    Author Chuck Bukowski probably never imagined Hot Water Music, the title of a collection of his short stories, would become... More >>

  • My Morning Jacket

    published September 21, 2006

    If the contrapuntal Al Green-meets-Skynyrd soul-groove of My Morning Jacket's 2005 heavy-hitter Z didn't convince you MMJ was breaking into... More >>

  • The Queers

    published September 21, 2006

    Long before mall punk bands like Fall Out Boy and New Found Glory were all the panic at the disco, there was a time in the '80s when punk fans... More >>

  • Brian Jonestown Massacre

    published September 14, 2006

    Some musicians maintain legendary rivalries for decades on end — try getting Sting and Stewart Copeland to bury the hatchet and you'll see... More >>

  • Asperity

    published September 7, 2006

    Conservative Christianity and post-hardcore scree may seem like the most disparate of extremes, but the post-metal sextet Asperity has that... More >>

  • Gigantour

    published September 7, 2006

    Trucks of the United Nations, you're on notice — Dave Mustaine, guitarist/singer/czar of Megadeth, is calling you out. "I was watching TV and... More >>

  • Hog Wylde

    published August 24, 2006

    If you asked Black Label Society guitarist/singer Zakk Wylde if he were a beer, what kind would he be, he'd probably heroically spout out the... More >>

  • Authority Zero

    published August 24, 2006

    It's probably fair to say that every rock band secretly pines for a breakout record, and local dub-punks Authority Zero are no exception. AZ has... More >>

  • Growth Spurt

    published August 17, 2006

    How come every time you see a NOFX picture, someone in the band is wearing an Adolescents shirt? Because The Ads friggin' wrote the book on... More >>

  • Jazz Hands

    published August 17, 2006

    On a quiet stretch of Old Litchfield Road in Litchfield Park, a jazz group called the Energy Trio is warming up at Park Wines, an unassuming wine... More >>

  • The Mars Volta

    published August 17, 2006

    Maybe it was his non-fro or lack of a hyphenated name, but Jon Theodore, longtime drummer for Latin prog rock act The Mars Volta, has left the... More >>

  • Gorilla Biscuits

    published August 17, 2006

    If every dark cloud has a silver lining, then the bright side of the imminent closure of legendary NYC club CBGB is chrome-studded rather than... More >>

  • Quitting Is a Drag

    published June 29, 2006

    While we'd like to believe that some good things don't have to come to an end, Batter the Drag, one of the most innovative (and snarkiest)... More >>

  • Murder By Death

    published June 8, 2006

    Indiana's Murder By Death may draw from wild sources like Dante's Inferno and Johnny Cash for inspiration, but we're fairly certain that... More >>

  • 666 Fest

    published June 1, 2006

    To metalheads everywhere: There appears to be some confusion about a particular number in reference to me and my eminence. Somewhere between the... More >>

  • Feel the Burn

    published June 1, 2006

    Barbecue envy. You know you've had it. You feel it every time you arrange that finger-blackening pile of Kingsford charcoal on your half-baked... More >>

  • Tool

    published May 4, 2006

    Most bands would kill for the fan base and rep of a band like Tool. How does Tool do it? Probably not like you'd imagine. While most bands release... More >>

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