Monthly Archives: June 2012

Scorpions at Charter One

Scorpions at Charter One last night veered between great and horrible. I wouldn’t mind their trio of power ballads early in the set if they would have just gotten on with it and cranked out more of the good songs. … Continue reading

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Profound Lore Profile in Pop Matters

The second big profile on Profound Lore this year, bravo. I was hoping the scope would be larger though and they’d cover and compare more labels like Relapse, Nuclear Blast, Neurot, Rise Above, Tee Pee and Small Stone. That would … Continue reading

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Iggy Pop Interview in The New York Times

A great, condensed sample of Iggy’s wit. The Taming of the Stooge: Iggy Pop Isn’t Ready to Give Up the Carnal Life

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New album of the week: Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage

French death-prog band’s fifth album is a biggie. Another masterpiece as usual, but I feel they’ll be reaching more people than ever as they’ve finally caught the fickle attention of the lumbering mainstream media. Intellectuals can ponder their well-done environmentalist … Continue reading

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Soda Shop Review: Through The Woods Into Deep Water by Wight

REVIEW – THROUGH THE WOODS INTO DEEP WATER BY WIGHT Wight have returned with their follow up album to 2010′s Wight Weedy Wight. The band announced today it’s available for streaming. Instead of waiting for a physical copy to arrive, I … Continue reading

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Top Ten Female Punk Bands in Pop Matters

Remember Slant 6? Lunachicks? LiliPUT/Kleenex? Definitely different from what my list would have been, but a cool tribute and reminder of one of the more important doors that were blown open in the music industry by punk. Despite the fact … Continue reading

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Women in Metal issue of Decibel

Remember real magazines? It’s over a decade since proclamations of print publishing being dead were made, and bowed and battered, most are still at it. Decibel is by far the best one I subscribe to. Next month’s issue features Women … Continue reading

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Neneh Cherry & The Thing – The Cherry Thing

Wow it’s been 16 years! Where ya been Neneh? You’d think after all this time she’d have some songs written, but the covers are cool, especially the one of The Stooges’ “Dirt.” Growing up with the legendary Don Cherry as … Continue reading

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New Album of the Week: Turbonegro – Sexual Harassment.

Norwegian smut rockers Turbonegro are so good that there’s already no less than FIVE (!) tribute bands – Trouser Snake, Ass Cobra, Scandinavian Pleather, all-female Turbonegra, and a lounge & bossa version. Vocalist Hank Von Helvete departed to make bad … Continue reading

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Chester Brown’s Ed The Happy Clown reissued in hardcover

Ed the Happy Clown (aka Yummy Fur) was the book that drew me back into comics in college. A roommate had Watchman, which was of course brilliant, and changed comics forever. But it was Ed the Happy Clown that truly … Continue reading

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