If you've been reading this whiskey-drenched, devil-horn-throwing column every week for more than a year, here's a little thank-you flashback to the beginning. In one of the first Metal Mondays installments, I talked about the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles--basically the heavy metal Gra ... More >>
The year 2012 brought an array of exciting moments in heavy metal, from album releases by veteran acts like Napalm Death and younger bands like Goatwhore, to some of the biggest ever heavy metal festivals, to a few of my personal favorite interviews with metal legends.
Enjoy -- and happy metal fuc ... More >>
Since 2006, local band Digital Summer has been garnering fans from all over the country, with a Facebook count of almost 50,000 fans. They have a distinguishable style of heavy, melodic guitars and raw vocals that not only comes off as radio-friendly, but also sets them apart from other local bands. ... More >>
Quasi-political folk band Andrew Jackson Jihad, a band that would be hard to take seriously, if not for the ballsy lyrical stylings displayed on songs like "American Tune" and "Joe Arpaio is a Punk," is hitting The Crescent Ballroom Sunday, November 18.
If you've never heard them (unlikely if you' ... More >>
Editor's note: We normally run Metal Mondays on, well, Monday, but took yesterday off in honor of Memorial Day. So please enjoy today's "Metal Monday" column, by our resident rock 'n' roll lady Lauren Wise, one day later than usual.
Groupies have always fascinated me. They look like supermodels, ... More >>
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While heavy metal is a lifestyle to some people, to many it's just a fashion statement. Take Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen of the Pretty Reckless, for example. She dresses like a hooker, flips people off, and publicly talks about her se ... More >>
Digital Summer is scheduled to perform tonight at Marquee Theatre.Digital Summer has been on a major roll lately. Their latest album (Counting the Hours) is about to drop, the single "Run Away" is seemingly being played hourly on KUPD, and lead singer Kyle Winterstein claims the band is about sign a ... More >>
Grace Perry of local death metal act Landmine Marathon is on the cover of this month's Revolver to commemorate the mag's annual "Hottest Chicks in Metal" list -- which is sort of a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue for the motorcycle jacket set. Perry, who shares the glossy spread with Halestorm' ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraJessica Lea Mayfield on stage at Rhythm Room.Sure, I've written a little about my love of The Get Up Kids before, but I've never actually got a chance to see them live. That's why I'm so happy to see them scheduled to hit The Clubhouse Music Venue in September. More good news: Jessi ... More >>