Snake! Snake! Snakes!This week's music feature is on the local band Snake! Snake! Snakes!, who are starting to get a lot of national attention, particularly from the college radio world. Despite their burgeoning success, the group has a bit of a problem a la Spinal Tap: They can't hold onto a dru ... More >>
WWE Superstar Chris Jericho (second from left) and his vanity hard rock band Fozzy.Chris Jericho is one prolific mofo. Besides his day job as a dastardly villain for World Wrestling Entertainment (on its weekly Smackdown TV show), the 40-year-old Canuck is a published author, indie film actor, ... More >>
June Friday Beauty of the Birdsong (self-released) GRADE: D June Friday's Beauty of the Birdsong is a strange melding of many things '80s, wearing a disguise as a poor attempt to make it seem contemporary. The combination of synthesizers, drum machines, long guitar solos, and quasi-futuristic ... More >>
The Thermals looked so very clean for a group of touring indie punks from Portland. Hopping up to the stage, it was no nonsense, down to the trio's minimalist wardrobe. The crowd was thrown into a state of euphoria with opener "No Culture Icons," the proclaimed favorite of the show's promoter Jer ... More >>
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Cheap laughs, lame cameos, and lifeless Cox
A bevy of new music DVDs, just in time for the holidays
The Heavy Metal Box
Swede and lowdown
They're wild, man . . . WIIIIIILD!!!
Jethro Tull is still flying high
All up in ya face
The unsung pariah of parodies
The legendary punk band tours with yet another line-up
The German band rocks Tempe
Wind bags a few charming laughs, but mostly meanders
Spinal Tap tapped,
Georgia rockers revel in excess
Fed to Your HeadTriptych (Rubric)
After a year of adversity, tri-city quartet Haggis has the last laugh with Karma Suits Ya!
By John Strausbaugh(Verso Books; 306 pages; $25.00)
The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely
Blow in the Wind (Fat Wreck Chords)
In the Valley of Dying Stars (Arena Rock)
Christopher Guest takes his comedy very, very seriously.
DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?
Popular punkettes the Peeps avoid an untimely fate
Still Crazy's band on the rerun is worth a spin
Goth-core for fun and profit with Type O Negative
A sampler box of the best (worst) heavy-metal lyrics of the '80s
MUSIC-INDUSTRY PRACTITIONERS OPERATE ON FRACTURED HYPE
It's hard to tell what's Spinal Tap and what's not