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Tag Archives: Alternative Rock

Dressy Bessy

From the band’s name, you’d expect Denver’s Dressy Bessy to sound just like the kind of band that’d contribute a tribute to Powerpuff cutey-pie Bubbles on the first Powerpuff Girls cd. But after listening to the band’s new and self-titled Kindercore release this happily proves to be only a piece …

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Greg Ginn Interview

One thing leads to another: since I ran my interview with Mike Watt from late-’92 and we talked a lot about the business of music and how his band the Minutemen hooked up with SST Records, I figured I might as well run my interview with Greg Ginn – also …

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Eternal Punks – D.O.A. Turns 25

25 years is a long time to be a punk, especially a Canadian punk: Fast guitar, furious lyrics and fierce political action have been the identifiable markings of D.O.A. It’s a formula that’s given the band, which turned 25 this year, the distinction of being one of Canada’s longest reigning …

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COMF

The "ill-fated" Central Ohio Music Festival

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Courtney Love: Falling Apart?

At 39 Courtney should be getting it together, instead she seems to be falling apart. Is it too late? No, but it’s getting close. My MSNBC.com commentary is here: “When they get what they want, They never want it again” – “Violet” by Hole I hate Courtney – I love …

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Dead Can Dance (but they fall down a lot)

Some of the most indelible music of the ’80s was made by Dead Can Dance, a rotating phalanx of players around singer/songwriters Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard incorporating medieval, gothic, Eastern European, Middle Eastern, and various other ancient and sacred musical influences into songs and tone poems with mythic titles …

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Love and Rockets – Post-Goth

When the seminal gothic/punk band Bauhaus split in ‘83, lead singer Peter Murphy headed off for a solo career, while guitarist Daniel Ash, drummer Kevin Haskins, and bassist David J formed Love and Rockets. Love and Rockets began their “post-goth” career with an album of great sonic depth and drama, …

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Lords of Acid – Greatest T*Ts

Lascivious techno fiends Lords of Acid have just released a greatest hits package on Sanctuary, called appropriately enough Greatest T*Ts. This is their story. Belgian Praga Khan (born Maurice Engelen), German-born Jade 4 U (Nikkie Van Lierop) and Oliver Adams have produced a blizzard of exceptional electronic dance music (new …

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Spain – Spirituals – The Best of Spain

I’m not sure where I’ve been for the last eight years regarding the group Spain, but until now I plead abject ignorance. For three intensely quiet, calm-on-the-surface but boiling underneath albums for Restless Records between 1995-2001, L.A.’s Spain was the band outlet of bassist/singer-songwriter Josh Haden, son of jazz bass …

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Call Taking Back Sunday – Now

I like Taking Back Sunday quite a bit – great screaming melodic punky emo – in a good way. They are on tour with Saves the Day! through November and have some very cool news for fans: Taking Back Sunday and Nokia have teamed up to provide fans direct contact …

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