These days, The Burning of Rome frontman Adam Traub is a happy man. His band's self-described "Jesus and Mary Chain doing a Spaghetti Western" style is fully realized on the Burning of Rome's new album, Year of the Ox (Surfdog Records), and in the last year, the band has shared stages with a number ... More >>
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Santa Claus and I have had a tenuous musical history. There have been some good years, for sure, especially in 1986 when he brought me Christian Death's "Only Theatre of Pain" on vinyl. I'm sure Kris Kringle, viewing from his magic snow globe, loved seeing my sheer delight as I relished the irony o ... More >>
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Born again with a new label and album, the Reverend Horton Heat continues to preach his holy trinity of booze, broads and cars
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The Refreshments take a cautious step toward maturity with their new album
Butthole Surfers tone down the insanity on Electriclarryland