Do you ever wonder about the positive qualities you may be overlooking in the artists you hate? Probably not. Who has time to dig through the details to find out who's actually pretty cool, but an unfortunate victim of their own terrible art? Well, my friend, we do. That's why we're the profession ... More >>
By Nate Jackson Hey, we can all appreciate a quality guitar god. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of music knows the joy of watching their favorite axe man/woman go on a tear and destroy the crowd with their fast-fingered prowess, signature style and lush mane of flowing hair. It's the textboo ... More >>
Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, September 8. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Avenue.
Well I don't know about you, but I was certainly not impressed by so-called "Tropical Storm" Isaac. Yeah, it rained a little, but the way people were talking about it made it seem like we would all be awash over the weekend -- my neighbor even asked me on Friday if I had enough groceries and batteri ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Metallica released its ninth studio album today, five years after the release of its last album, St. Anger. I want to believe, but I’ve been disappointed by the last, oh, five albums and seventeen years. But it’s Death Magnetic Friday, according to Metallica, and I can’t help but be excited.
West (Lost Highway)
Lung Dust (self-released)
Week of December 21, 2006
B-Sides reviews the year's crop of holiday cheer and talks to Dweezil Zappa about his dad's legacy.
Pick your personal Jesus, plus three questions for a pop princess and the poetry of heavy metal
Alex Skolnick changes thrash to jazz
Tuesday, October 22; Cicero's
The Fucking Champs wage their solitary war on the wuss hegemony, the indie-rock cabal, the bass and soundmen
Iommi (Divine Recordings)
Wednesday, Aug. 23; Riverport