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2007 Stories by Michael Alan Goldberg

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  • Reviewing the Reviews

    published December 27, 2007

    The Fiery Furnaces — the frequently conceptual Brooklyn indie/art rock band with siblings Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger at its creative... More >>

  • D.I.

    published December 20, 2007

    Y'know, it's pretty remarkable how many ancient hardcore bands — ones most of us thought were long gone — are still... More >>

  • D.I. Won’t D.I.E.

    published December 20, 2007

    Y’know, it’s pretty remarkable how many ancient hardcore bands -- ones most of us thought were long gone -- are still crisscrossing this... More >>

  • Reviewing the Reviews

    published December 13, 2007

    After more than a year of nonstop touring behind their latest album, Sacrament, Virginia thrashers Lamb of God are out on the road for one... More >>

  • Atmosphere on the Side

    published December 6, 2007

    Chief among the reasons Deftones is one of the most compelling hard-rock acts of the past 15 years is Chino Moreno's gripping vocals, which often... More >>

  • Atmosphere on the Side

    published November 29, 2007

    Chief among the reasons Deftones is one of the most compelling hard-rock acts of the past 15 years is Chino Moreno’s gripping vocals, which... More >>

  • The Pain Event

    published November 15, 2007

    You want The Truth? Can you handle The Truth? SoCal emo-metalcore sextet Bleeding Through's third album hits like a falling... More >>

  • Reviewing the Reviews

    published November 8, 2007

    Like an imaginative, hyperactive kid let loose amid the instruments in an elementary school music room, Minneapolis native Andrew Broder spent his... More >>

  • Occult of Personality

    published November 1, 2007

    Straight outta Sweden comes Witchcraft, which — despite its black-metal name — rocks it fairly old school and classic. The sound these... More >>

  • Think Big

    published August 16, 2007

    Whether it's because he just finished watching some classic Queen concert footage on the bus, or because he generally likes to think big, Stars of... More >>

  • Pop for Peace

    published July 5, 2007

    Becky Stark, frontwoman for psych-pop/indie-folk foursome Lavender Diamond, is on a mission for peace. "All of our concerts we open by saying... More >>

  • The Album Leaf

    published May 24, 2007

    Jimmy LaValle has made music in the past with some interesting bands (Tristeza and Black Heart Procession chief among them), but the best thing... More >>

  • The Clientele

    published May 17, 2007

    Last year, in these very pages, I noted that the fabulously suave, poetic, and pillowy English band The Clientele "pulls off the rare, swell trick... More >>

  • Junior Brown

    published May 3, 2007

    Musicians who invent stuff are way cool. There's Boston's Tom Scholz, who developed the hugely popular Rockman headphone amplifier; New... More >>

  • Priestbird

    published March 8, 2007

    Priestbird — not to be confused with Priestess, Judas Priest, or "Freebird" — can be confused with Tarantula A.D. That's the... More >>

  • Tour de Floor

    published January 25, 2007

    Nearly four years after forming, Tempe hardcore/trashrock quartet Casket Life has no money, no booking agent, and no record label. But they're... More >>

  • Strike Anywhere

    published January 11, 2007

    After six or so years on Jade Tree Records, the Richmond, Virginia, melodic hardcore quintet Strike Anywhere — which formed in 1999 from the... More >>

  • Albert Hammond Jr.

    published January 11, 2007

    Albert Hammond Jr. is The Strokes' Ron Wood, or maybe its Izzy Stradlin, or . . . y'know, the guy who's content to bash out a few chords and... More >>

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