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Dave Hill credit Michele Crow
Dave Hill credit Michele Crow
Dave Hill credit Michele Crow

Comedian Dave Hill played with a number of indie rock bands — Uptown Sinclair, Cobra Verde, Valley Lodge and Sons of Elvis — before turning his talent to comedy (not that he’s left rock completely behind). On his new comedy alb...

 
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Steve Earle
Steve Earle
Steve Earle

Steve Earle’s new album Terraplane is largely Texas blues but it still has plenty of twang to it as Earle and the Dukes draw from country and bluegrass. Influenced by Lightnin’ Hopkins, Freddie King, Johnny Winter, Jimmie and S...

 
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Failure
Failure
Failure

After one seriously long hiatus, L.A. indie rockers Failure reunited in 2014 to play their first show since 1997. That show went so well that the group stuck together. It’s just issued The Heart is a Monster, a hard-rocking fol...

 
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Rock Hard Guitar Picks, photo by GENVAC AeroSpace Inc
Rock Hard Guitar Picks, photo by GENVAC AeroSpace Inc
Rock Hard Guitar Picks, photo by GENVAC AeroSpace Inc

Scientist and entrepreneur Jerry Mearini was all set to go to Berklee College to pursue one of his passions, music, before he changed his mind to pursue another, physics, at Ohio State University and later Case Western Reserve ...

 
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Soul Asylum
Soul Asylum
Soul Asylum

Earlier this year, Soul Asylum launched a PledgeMusic campaign to help fund an album of all new material slated for release later this year. Pledge exclusives include signed copies of the new album, a name in the liner notes, a...

 
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Johnette Napolitano
Johnette Napolitano
Johnette Napolitano

Raspy voiced singer Johnette Napolitano first made her mark with the L.A.-based hard rock act Concrete Blonde. Now, she devotes her attention to her solo career. She’s published a book, released several solo albums and composed...

 
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Fall Out Boy. photo by Pamela Littky
Fall Out Boy. photo by Pamela Littky
Fall Out Boy. photo by Pamela Littky
 

Fall Out Boy of Zummer

 
June 10, 2015
 



Before making a return to form last year, alternative rock heroes Fall Out Boy nearly broke up. The band was on a hiatus as members worked on solo material. But with the success of Save Rock and Roll, which debuted at No. 1 on ...

 
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The Sonics photo by Merri I Sutton
The Sonics photo by Merri I Sutton
The Sonics photo by Merri I Sutton

The Sonics, a group who brought “intentional rawness, danger, irreverence, screaming and a preference for live over studio-sculpted sound to mid-60s rock and roll,” as it’s put in a press release, had a huge influence on popula...

 
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15WIRE by Marylene Mey Web
15WIRE by Marylene Mey Web
15WIRE by Marylene Mey Web

Wire’s 1977 debut, Pink Flag, was noisy but the noise was tempered. The guitars on album opener “Reuters” were distorted but not that distorted. Most songs clocked in at one or two minutes in length and almost had a...