What's a garage-rockin' scuzzbag to do when everybody knows the secrets behind those old three-chord tricks? Can raw, primal thump-'n'-thwack evolve into something new while remaining raw and primal? In with the new buzz, yes -- but out with the old? The past few years have seen a whole mess of bands ask these musical questions. The Hives, the Mooney Suzuki, the White Stripes and the Von Bondies hit the jackpot with varying amounts of pop sheen, R&B sweat, heavy guitar noise and naive experimentalism. The musical roots are planted firmly in sneering '60s faux blues, but nobody back then sounded like this. Can we call this stuff... More >>>