[BRITISH FOLK] “I’m not very good at
doing what I’m told,” says Michael Chapman through a crackling phone
line from Leeds, England. That’s an understatement. At age 71, Chapman,
Formed: In 1989, thanks to producer David Fishof, who envisioned a show where “everybody onstage is a star in their own right.”
Sounds like: The Travelling Wilburys with a stoned Caveman on
[SIREN SONGS] After several years in the making, the
surrealist pop duo Lost Lockets has finally immortalized a collection of
its finest tunes to wax. It’s never been easy to describe Lost Locke
[DEATH METAL] Hearing Configuration makes me
realize how many times I’ve seen Order of the Gash in DIY settings with
inadequate sound systems. These three good folks operate without ego,
Movie Reviews & Stories
A long time ago, a USC student named George transformed
his love of Buck Rogers serials, pulp novels and Japanese cinema into
the greatest space-opera film of all time. Since then, he’s redeco
[METAL] On its self-titled debut album in
2006, local hard-rock band Danava established itself as a formidable
power trio with a healthy laser-gloss of analog synth to push its sound
Formed: In 1990 in Stockholm.
Sounds like: Swedish death metal from the ’90s having a fireside chat with progressive rock from the ’70s.
For fans of: Morbid Angel, King Crimson, Camel, Metallica,
The dream of the 90s is alive in White Orange’s jam space. This Portland quartet is unapologetically grunge in a way that’s markedly less metallic than even Red Fang. A band that is fearless about treading on questionable turf while also being driven to produce new music at a frantic pace is destined to experience rapid growth. Case in point: White Orange’s latest tune, “Dinosaur Bones.”...