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2006 Stories by Emily Zemler

Archives: 2007 | 2006
  • Agent Sparks

    published December 21, 2006

    Although you may go to the Clubhouse Music Venue for Hoobastank's catchy radio rock, you'll want to arrive early for Agent Sparks' sweet, eclectic... More >>

  • My Chemical Romance

    published November 2, 2006

    Don't be fooled by "Welcome to the Black Parade," the first — and rather lengthy — single off My Chemical Romance's third disc. The... More >>

  • Dashboard Confessional

    published October 12, 2006

    Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carabba has an understandable reputation as the father of contemporary emo, which he most likely earned by... More >>

  • Sugarcult

    published October 5, 2006

    Listening to tracks off Sugarcult's new album, Lights Out (V2), you would never know this is the same group of four men that annoyed MTV... More >>

  • Pistolita

    published August 24, 2006

    San Diego foursome Pistolita is just beginning to stand on its own feet, but its roster of experience speaks volumes more than its members' ages.... More >>

  • AFI

    published August 3, 2006

    Although the band shields it with an expanse of black eye makeup and gothic imagery, the argument that AFI has become a pop band is rather... More >>

  • The Fall of Troy

    published June 1, 2006

    While mosh-inclined fans and occasional employment of screamo vocals often pigeonhole Seattle trio The Fall of Troy into the hardcore genre, the... More >>

  • The Ditty Bops

    published May 25, 2006

    As female duo The Ditty Bops cover the Everly Brothers' "Bye Bye Love" on their new record, it's difficult to believe them when they sweetly croon... More >>

  • The New Amsterdams, The Lashes

    published May 25, 2006

    Although brokenhearted fans may still be mourning the breakup of beloved emo band The Get-Up Kids, some solace can be found in singer Matt Pryor's... More >>

  • Gomez

    published May 18, 2006

    Not only does U.K. rock band Gomez play innovative, soulful music that makes listeners reconsider the talent of some other bands out there, but... More >>

  • Giant Drag, and Devendra Banhart

    published April 27, 2006

    Although L.A. boy-girl duo Giant Drag say on their MySpace page that they sound like "crap," you can rest assured that, in actuality, they don't.... More >>

  • Rainer Maria, and Ambulette

    published April 27, 2006

    A show combining two of the most talented female singers in contemporary indie rock is like an oasis in a musical desert devoid of the second sex.... More >>

  • The Rakes

    published April 20, 2006

    While the current British Invasion is wearing a bit -- particularly when the bands are seemingly interchangeable and all apparently worship at the... More >>

Archives: 2007 | 2006