The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants.
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Few bands can boast as impressive a second act as Seattle drone rockers Earth. Led by guitarist Dylan Carlson, the early discography for Sub Pop defined the distorted doom/drone metal sound that inspired Sunn O))) (named in relation to "Earth") and the Southern Lord label.
Following nearly a decad ... More >>
There are many distinct "walls of sound," though it might be easy to generalize their impactful effect on ones cranium and aural canal. There's the Phil Spector recording technique which huddled a number of musicians across an equally scattered array of microphones, resulting in a panoramic, ensconc ... More >>
See also: Pontiak Makes an Album About Driving from Phoenix to Texas
The last time we blogged about the brothers Pontiak --Van, Lain, and Jennings Carney -- we discussed their EP, Comecrudos, a concept record designed for a drive through the American Southwest. It garnered an interesting comment fr ... More >>
Normally, a band releasing three albums in one year would be a big deal. But in the case of Japanese power trio Boris, the rapid-fire output is less surprising than the diversity featured on the albums.
Over the course of Heavy Rocks (the group's second album sporting the title), Attention Plea ... More >>
Otoacoustic Emmission at St. Augustine's Church in Tempe
Monday, October 31, 2011
According to the Billboard Contemporary Christian Music charts, "Courageous," by the Georgia-based band Casting Crowns, is the most popular Christian song in America. The song is a lot of things: vaguely arena ... More >>
Kyuss Lives!, which features most of the members of seminal '90s stoner rock band Kyuss (but not Josh Homme, who's apparently too busy being in Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures), is scheduled to play Marquee Theatre on October 6. It should be an awesome show -- after all, Kyuss' ... More >>
Maria VassettEyes Set to Kill The heat. Yeah, that's the first thing you expect when you start reading about the Vans Warped Tour. Yes, it was hot. Yes, most of the stages, merch booths, and product tents are set up on a parking lot, and of course, this is not helpful in regards to staying cool.B ... More >>
Landmine MarathonYucca Tap RoomJuly 31, 2010Fresh off a month-long U.S. tour, Landmine Marathon looked anything but tired last night at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe. In their first ever gig at the Yucca, the band tore through a brief-yet-ferocious set that spanned all three of their albums and lef ... More >>
Shaun BloodworthBBC DJ and EDM tastemaker Mary Anne Hobbs.Mary Anne Hobbs doesn't have much of an aversion to airline travel, but by all rights she should. Just look at what's happened to her over the last month: When the influential DJ for BBC Radio 1 originally flew across the pond back in Apri ... More >>
"The music in there is terrible," says a customer to Revolver Records co-owner Steve Zimmerman, referring to the warbling tones of saxophonist Lol Coxhill spinning on the turntable as doom-metal one man band Via Vengeance sets up. The bands gathered to perform at the record store's Su ... More >>