Kevin Scanlon

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    A Tale of Two Black Flags

    The story of Orpheus and Eurydice, a myth originally told by the ancient Greeks but best-preserved in Western culture through the Roman poet Ovid, generally is interpreted as a cautionary tale about the perils of living in the past. Orpheus, a famous Greek bard, loses his wife to a snake bite, goes ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2003

    Exploring Bob

    Bob Hoag may orbit the moon, but he may just launch your band into the stratosphere

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Barring Good Sense, Arguing Good Taste

    Letters from the week of July 25, 2002

  • Music

    September 20, 2001

    Hunky Dory

    Despite the chaos, a revamped Sugar High and a renamed 40 Watt Las Vegas debut; meanwhile, James Hall spreads the gospel.

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    The Short and the Long

    Sometimes arty, sometimes poppy, the boys of New California are ready to go the distance

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    Group Efforts

    Make-ups, breakups and other local band gossip abound

  • Music

    February 1, 2001

    Flashing Red

    New compilation finds the local indie scene burning brightly

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Balls to the Wall

    Surviving bad luck, barroom brawls and band squabbles, Balls reveals real cojónes

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Rock, Roll and Remember

    Young scruffs Marah try to breathe life into a two-day Valley oldies show

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    Just Desserts

    After a messy split, Sugar High returns, refining its sweet sound with Ice Cream Anti-Social

  • Music

    January 27, 2000

    Heartbreak Kids

    That's not despair in the air, it's Pollen

  • Music

    September 18, 1997

    Resident Aliens

    Steeltown transplants of Pollen learn to love the desert and stop hating girls