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The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus and Mary Chain

The Jesus and Mary Chain made quite an impression with its 1985 debut, Psychocandy, an aggressively noisy album that retained certain pop sensibilities despite the aural assault. Thought fighting constantly, brothers Jim and Wi...

 
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The Melvins
The Melvins
The Melvins

There’s likely a Guinness World Record for just about everything. One record that doesn’t yet exist is that no band has every played all 50 states and Washington D.C. in a matter of 51 days. The heavy-hitting Melvins are out to...

 
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Searching for Sugar Man film still by Hal Wilson
Searching for Sugar Man film still by Hal Wilson
Searching for Sugar Man film still by Hal Wilson

Underground ’60s singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez seems to experience a resurgence every couple of years. In 2008, he reissued a few albums from his back catalogue and toured in support of them. This time around, the doc...

 
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Reverend Horton Heat
Reverend Horton Heat
Reverend Horton Heat

The Reverend Horton Heat is a rockabilly icon, but it wasn’t always that way. The guy kicked around in a few bands before starting a solo career some 25 years ago. Now, he’s so well-recognized as the Reverend Horton Heat that f...

 
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David J
David J
David J

Most famous for having written “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” arguably the best song by Goth rockers Bauhaus, bassist David J has pursued a solo career for the past couple of years despite a mid-’00s Bauhaus reunion. Now, David J is tou...

 
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Sondre Lerche
Sondre Lerche
Sondre Lerche

A native of Norway, Sondre Lerche took his first guitar lesson at age eight, wrote his first song when he was 14 and released his first album when he was 19. Now turning 30, the singer-songwriter is preparing to reissue several...

 
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Guided by Voices, Rich Turiel
Guided by Voices, Rich Turiel
Guided by Voices, Rich Turiel

When we saw Dayton’s Guided by Voices play a farewell tour in 2004, we figured that it was it. Each show was epic in nature and we didn’t think frontman Bob Pollard had it in him to tour and record with the same regularity. We ...

 
 
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The Dictator - BANNED & UNRATED Version (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
The Dictator - BANNED & UNRATED Version (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
The Dictator - BANNED & UNRATED Version (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

Just out on DVD, The Dictator (The Dictator - BANNED & UNRATED Version) doesn’t represent funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Bruno) at his best. The extended cut adds about 20 minutes, but that’s not a good thing.

 
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The Afghan Whigs at Lollapalooza 2012 (photo by Whopperjaw)
The Afghan Whigs at Lollapalooza 2012 (photo by Whopperjaw)
The Afghan Whigs at Lollapalooza 2012 (photo by Whopperjaw)

Since reuniting eight months ago, The Afghan Whigs have been on a roll. The band played a well-received set earlier this month at Lollapalooza that was followed by a sold-out show at Chicago’s Metro. The guys have just returned...

 
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Guantanamo School of Medicine photo by Elizabeth Sloan
Guantanamo School of Medicine photo by Elizabeth Sloan
Guantanamo School of Medicine photo by Elizabeth Sloan

Former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra has had a prolific career ever since the band dissolved in 1986, which happened just before we had a chance to see them play live. (Thanks mom and dad for not giving us permission to see...