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2007 Stories by Jonah Bayer

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  • Commit This to Memory

    published December 5, 2007

    Jesse Johnson isn't the typical keyboardist for an upbeat pop-punk band whose latest album was partially produced by the Cars' Ric Ocasek. Instead... More >>

  • Punk's Not Dead

    published November 21, 2007

    It's been a pretty crazy past five years for Gainesville, Florida's Against Me! Although the band is currently headlining theaters, it wasn't... More >>

  • We Versus the Shark

    published October 10, 2007

    Athens, Georgia, has a legendary musical history ranging from R.E.M. and the B-52's to the Drive-By Truckers and Neutral Milk Hotel. The latest... More >>

  • Portugal. The Man.

    published October 10, 2007

    Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that they initially started out in Alaska, or maybe it's because they can actually play their... More >>

  • Okkervil River

    published October 10, 2007

    Forget Andrew Bird and Sufjan Stevens — Okkervil River's Will Sheff is a much stronger songwriter. With 2005's critically lauded Black... More >>

  • The #12 Looks Like You

    published October 3, 2007

    Each year, metal bands seem to grow increasingly technical, a trend the New Jersey six-piece The Number 12 Looks Like You has certainly... More >>

  • The Makes Nice

    published October 3, 2007

    San Francisco, California's The Makes Nice features Josh Smith, a founding member and ex-guitarist of instrumental metal act the Fucking... More >>

  • Blaqk Audio

    published October 3, 2007

    It's no secret that AFI's Davey Havok and Jade Puget have an affinity for electronic music, as evidenced by Puget's programming credits on the... More >>

  • Akron/Family

    published September 5, 2007

    Since forming in Brooklyn in 2002, Akron/Family has been called everything from freak-folk to avant-pop. In reality, the band's inventive... More >>

  • Rise Against

    published August 22, 2007

    Rise Against is living proof that it's not impossible to transition from the punk underground to the rock mainstream. Although the band... More >>

  • Murder By Death/ Reverend Horton Heat

    published August 15, 2007

    While Murder By Death's current tour alongside the Reverend Horton Heat may seem like an odd pairing, it actually makes perfect... More >>

  • Voodoo Glow Skulls

    published August 15, 2007

    Riverside, California's Voodoo Glow Skulls have been together for nearly two decades. But instead of falling back on its hits, the band... More >>

  • Vans Warped Tour

    published August 8, 2007

    Over the past thirteen years, the Vans Warped Tour has evolved from a punk-rock summer camp into a sun-soaked spectacle that transcends one... More >>

  • Jesse Lacey / Kevin Devine

    published August 1, 2007

    The name Jesse Lacey might not sound familiar, but chances are you're familiar with his band Brand New. Following in the tradition of... More >>

  • Plain White T's

    published August 1, 2007

    The Plain White T's quietly released a pop-punk album called Every Second Counts last September. However, thanks to the surprise... More >>

  • Manchester Orchestra

    published July 25, 2007

    Though Atlanta's Manchester Orchestra has only been together since 2005, the act has already accomplished more than most bands do in their... More >>

  • Maylene and the Sons of Disaster

    published July 11, 2007

    Ever wonder what it would sound like if Southern rock met screamo? Meet Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. Originally started in 2004 by... More >>

  • Old 97's

    published July 4, 2007

    Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller has the chiseled good looks of an actor. (The band's cameo in the Hollywood blockbuster The Break-Up... More >>

  • Ours

    published June 20, 2007

    While Radiohead is busy crafting its next masterpiece, Ours is picking up the slack by crafting its own expansive brand of rock. Although... More >>

  • The Drams

    published June 13, 2007

    Although the unfortunately monikered Slobberbone was never as well known as peers the Drive-By Truckers or Son Volt, the band released four nearly... More >>

  • Funeral for a Friend

    published June 13, 2007

    If the screamo genre had an equivalent to the Beatles, it might be Wales' Funeral for a Friend. Although the quintet has had some success... More >>

  • Smoke or Fire

    published May 30, 2007

    The Richmond, Virginia, punk scene's biggest hope right now is Smoke or Fire — a group that has more in common sonically with Florida... More >>

  • The Fucking Champs

    published May 23, 2007

    The promotional poster for the Fucking Champs' latest album, VI, features guitarist Tim Green shooting lightning out of his... More >>

  • The Academy Is...

    published May 16, 2007

    Sporting dangerously low-cut V-necks and a flowing mane of dark brown hair, The Academy Is... frontman William Beckett is probably the... More >>

  • Sending Out an S.O.S.

    published May 9, 2007

    Jackson Ellis is freaking out. In late April, the 26-year-old publisher of the independent music and fiction magazine... More >>

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