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Album Review: Danava

Hemisphere of Shadows (Kemado)


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[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 into outer    More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Opeth


Music Stories
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,    More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 NATHAN CARSON

Cut of the Day (Exclusive): White Orange, "Dinosaur Bones," White Orange

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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.”...   More
 
Thursday, July 28, 2011 by NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Queens of the Stone Age


Music Stories
Formed: In Palm Desert, Calif., 1997. Sounds like: Innovative corporate rock with pop hooks that shoots from the hip. Yup, that used to happen. For fans of: Kyuss, Devo, ZZ Top, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin,   More
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Steely Dan


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Formed: Walter Becker and Donald Fagen met at Bard College in 1967. Sounds like: Yacht rock! For fans of: Michael McDonald, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago, the Doobie Brothers, Duke Ellington, Bob Dylan and E   More
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Lost Lockets


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Formed: In Portland in the deep winter of 2006. Sounds like: It sounds a lot like what David Lynch directing O Brother, Where Art Thou? would look like. For fans of: Gospel, Twin Peaks, Kate Bush, 4AD   More
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Man Or Astroman?


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Formed: Auburn, Ala., in 1992. Sounds like: The Ventures on a steady diet of Space Ghost and Hawkwind. For fans of: Surf rock, Link Wray, Dead Moon, Estrus Records, Mystery Science Theater 3000. Why you care: Man or Astroman? launched from its pad in the    More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Gwar


Formed: 1984 in Richmond, Va.—at Virginia Commonwealth University.Sounds like: Musical theater set to the tunes of garish heavy metal. But how it sounds is a lot less important than how utterly insane it looks—and how drenched you are after the show.For fans of: Dethklok, Slipknot, KISS, Devo, Frank Zappa and Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive. Why you care...   More
 
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 by NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Gwar


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Formed: 1984 in Richmond, Va.—at Virginia Commonwealth University.Sounds like: Musical theater set to the tunes of garish heavy metal. But how it sounds is a lot less important than how utterly ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Slayer


Formed: 1981 in Huntington Park, Calif.Members: Tom Araya, Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman, Dave LombardoLatest release: World Painted Blood, released in late 2009, finds Rick Rubin back as executive producer, Dave Lombardo on the drum throne and songs that balance hardcore and melodic song structures.Why you care: Face it: Metallica let us down, Dave Mustaine is a cry...   More
 
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 by NATHAN CARSON
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