Chris Hassiotis

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  • 2 years ago | Local Wire

    Heavy, aggressive, and sludgy, local boulder-crushing band Destruction Unit tears through some steady-rocking Germanic grooves. Ryan Rousseau (guitar, vocals, synths) heads up the gang; his bassist brother Rusty, guitarists J.S. Aurelius and Nick ...

  • 2 years ago | Music News

    So, Jeff Mangum's playing a show here this week. What just a few years ago seemed like an impossibility (or at least an extreme improbability) is becoming a more common thing — less "Hey, didja read that new Salinger story?" and more "So the...

  • 2 years ago | Local Wire

    For all the snarky comments Vampire Weekend gets about biting Paul Simon's style, maybe it'd be worth looking back even further? Sure, Simon was the one who released the landmark Graceland in 1986, incorporating African polyrhythmic sounds and voc...

  • 3 years ago | Music News

    I cannot stand the Red Hot Chili Peppers. And that's why I love 'em. I should explain: These days, I think the band's tepid blend of funk, punk, and alternative rock conveys none of the highlights of those forms. I think it's pretty much bland por...

  • 3 years ago | Local Wire

    It's not just physical resemblances that bind and reveal family ties. My little brother just got married in a lovely ceremony at the Botanical Gardens, and though we look alike, more than a few people I'd never met before knew I was my brother's b...

  • 3 years ago | Local Wire

    The Men have never disguised their appreciation for what's come before. The Brooklyn band's 2011 effort, Leave Home, for instance, includes references, nods to, and swipes of some of rock 'n' roll's more revered acts. But it's always playful and c...