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  • 2006: The Year in Music

    published December 27, 2006

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  • The Living End

    published November 29, 2006

    Aussie punks The Living End — who first took the land Down Under by storm with their 1998 single "Prisoner of Society" — are once... More >>

  • Pink Spiders / Damone

    published November 22, 2006

    By dipping drumsticks into pogo-punk from the early '80s and splashing around in surf-rock guitars, the members of the Pink Spiders have... More >>

  • Mad Caddies

    published November 15, 2006

    Chances are you missed Mad Caddies Day on November 1 — although, unlike "National Talk Like a Pirate Day," this day isn't officially... More >>

  • Eat to the Beat

    published November 8, 2006

    It's a sticky summer evening in Cleveland, and Head Automatica lead singer Daryl Palumbo wanders into a record store, wearing a scruffy T-shirt.... More >>

  • Pistolita

    published November 8, 2006

    Drum sets are aggravating enough to haul across the country while on tour, so it's no wonder pianos haven't caught on as the favorite instrument... More >>

  • Swing, Batta, Swing!

    published October 25, 2006

    Jett Fighter Who gives a crap about Lita Ford? Everybody knows Joan Jett was always the coolest member of the... More >>

  • Old Black Water

    published August 30, 2006

    Rebirth of the Blues After some lean financial times in recent years, the newly renamed Budweiser Big Muddy Blues Festival is back and... More >>

  • Yo Quiero Actual Musicians

    published August 16, 2006

    In one sense, Arizona nearly killed Alejandro Escovedo; but in another sense, it saved his life. In April 2003 he collapsed after a performance of... More >>

  • Get in the Van

    published August 2, 2006

    What happens when local garage-punks the Vultures and trashabilly kings Johnny O & the Jerks embark on the "Spirit of St. Louis" tour to the east... More >>

  • Happy Feet

    published July 19, 2006

    Tony Danza was a professional boxer before stepping into the acting ring, so it should be no surprise that the music of Tony Danza Tap Dance... More >>

  • Adolescents

    published July 12, 2006

    Forking over dough for a band's reunion show is much like plunking a paycheck down on a roulette table: You never know if you're going to end up... More >>

  • Touch of Grey

    published July 5, 2006

    It's been a long, strange trip for Bob Weir, the guitarist and San Francisco native who co-founded the Grateful Dead with Jerry Garcia. Weir is... More >>

  • The Lexicon of Love

    published June 21, 2006

    Martin Fry of sleek 1980s synthpop stars ABC — whose notable hits include "The Look of Love, Pt. 1" and "Poison Arrow" — has been busy... More >>

  • Nekromantix

    published June 14, 2006

    It started with long walks in a graveyard; then came the dead cheerleaders and zombie attacks. But this isn't some B-movie — it's the... More >>

  • The Business / Brain Failure

    published June 7, 2006

    In between punk showcases such as Holidays in the Sun, old British codgers like the Business have to find something else with which to bide... More >>

  • Local Motion: Discount Firearm

    published June 7, 2006

    For Discount Firearm singer Brett Lohmeyer, passing out at the end of a set is a good sign. It means that he used every last ounce of... More >>

  • Up in Here

    published May 31, 2006

    Unless you're a headline junkie or celebrity news fiend, you probably missed the item about DMX's May 13 arrest at London's Heathrow Airport.... More >>

  • Local Motion: Midwest United Memorial Day Riot

    published May 24, 2006

    How many skinheads does it take to start a full-fledged riot? Let's hope we don't find out at the Oi-intensive Midwest United Memorial Day... More >>

  • Down Time

    published May 24, 2006

    Plunging toward the earth at more than 100 miles per hour is the easy part. It's the heart-racing moment before jumping, perched in the doorway of... More >>

  • Just Can't Get Enough

    published May 17, 2006

    San Francisco techno artists Gabriel & Dresden mix and remix tunes until they've foiled tired beats and clichéd synths. And with fourteen... More >>

  • X-Factor

    published May 3, 2006

    Throughout their recent nationwide two-month tour, the 7 Shot Screamers typically ended their performances with their tribute to tragically... More >>

  • Clit 45

    published May 3, 2006

    Long Beach, California's Clit 45 discovered their knack for punk technique at a young age. With members just past the legal drinking age,... More >>

  • Emo-tional Breakdown

    published April 26, 2006

    It takes a lot of time and dedication to unearth, research, analyze and create excessive hype for all of the next-big-thing bands out there.... More >>

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    published April 12, 2006

    Bounding across stages with the exuberance and costuming of a crew of sugar-high trick-or-treaters, Yeah Yeah Yeahs vocalist Karen O... More >>

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