It's got some swank photos of 'Dre at his South Side Chicago home, hit hat collection, and some embedded videos of "Twine Time," "Bacon Fat" and "Jail Bait." Gives some context to his long, wild and weird career and its enduring impact.Read more
Usually the glossy industry rags are full of ladder-climbing execs posing with Grammy winning artists, or some hard-hitting "newsy" pieces about some rap-rocker saving some puppies or something. Lots of insider back-slapping that the regular Joe never sees (nor would want to).
The Blacks return from a 10-year hiatus next week with the Digital-only EP, In Sickness and Health--and we've got the first review! The Assault Blog says of it, "In Sickness and Health's core four songs all rise up from a certain swagger. They're rhythm driven with hooks to keep you there. They make up an assured 'fuck yeah we're...Read more
We just love it when a music writer goes to a show with a pre-conceived notion of somebody and proceeds to have his mind blown AND he or she fesses up to it!
Check out this conversion experience of a writer in Phoenix at a recent Scott H. Biram show.
Scott talks about his "special" way of playing Led Zeppelin covers....Read more
Given the overwhelming volume of crapola out there on the intertubes, it's nice when writers take some time to craft their pieces rather than just posting snarky, ill-informed diary entries and calling it "journalism." In our efforts to encourage such behavior, we'll point them out when we can.
We got a couple nice ones in this week about Exene Cervenka, as...Read more
Detroit's Deadstring Brothers' get its long overdue US release on February 23rd and the raves are already starting to come in.
Check out this one from their hometown paper the Detroit Metro Times here
"There isn't a bad song on São Paulo. So, yeah, the Deadstring Brothers have never been more alive."...Read more
Check out this piece wherein Justin recounts playing with the Band's Levon Helm. That's right LEVON f****** HELM!
Here's a snippet:
Q: "You just played at one of Levon Helm's "Midnight Rambles" at his home in Woodstock, New York. What was it like playing with such a legend of contemporary Southern music? "
A: "I got to sit in Levon Helms parlor and...Read more
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- AMERICA! What's wrong with you? Exclaim Magazine, the Rolling Stone of Canada recently declared Scott H. Biram's new disc "Album of the Month!" Yer not gonna lie around and let THEM be cooler than US, are you? Get down with the Biram sound, people. I mean, really.
- Minneapolis and Madison Anniversary Beer-B-Q lineups finalized. ...Read more
"We are spoiled here in Chicago. Rarely is it a question of IF there's a
show to go to, but rather WHAT show will be vying for your ears, eyeballs,
and beer dollars. So it was odd for me to make a special whirlwind trip to Detroit this last weekend just to see a show.
But this was not...Read more
The "Happy Birthday America" edition, wherein we celebrate the brash de-shackling from our colonial overlords by sitting by the kiddie pool, one hand in the beer cooler, the other holding a lit match to a fuse to blow shit up. Independence Day, indeed.
June? Already? How did that happen?
- The Bottle Rockets are ready to roll! The album will be released on August 11th. Check out some songs, the cover and read all about it here.
The folks over at SPIN have entered their verdict on the new Dex album, Ruins of Berlin, and it's a four-starred one!
First in Flat Duo Jets, and now with nimble sis Sara Romweber (ex—Let's Active) on drums, the dynamic Dexter keeps the careening, untamed spirit of early rock'n'roll alive by not taking anything too seriously. Ruins of Berlin aims...Read more