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Primer: Slayer


Music Stories
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 produc ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 NATHAN CARSON

Calamity Jane Saturday, July 24


[PUNK] From 1989 to 1992, Calamity Jane was the premier all-female punk band in Portland—led all the while by guitarist Gilly Ann Hanner and her iconic, drawling voice. Joining in were sister Megan Hanner on bass and the jazzy Lisa Koenig on drums. It was this lineup that supported and (in this writer’s opinion) blew away Fugazi on its 1990 Repeater tour. Four fantastic singles ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 by NATHAN CARSON

Calamity Jane Saturday, July 24


Music Stories
[PUNK] From 1989 to 1992, Calamity Jane was the premier all-female punk band in Portland—led all the while by guitarist Gilly Ann Hanner and her iconic, drawling voice. Joining in were sister Me ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 NATHAN CARSON

Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage

Revenge of the—prog-metal—nerds.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Anthropologist and heavy-metal documentarian Sam Dunn is sincere, awkward and Canadian. The same can be said of his latest subject, the hugely popular and misunderstood rock band Rush. In the course o ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Isis


Formed: 1997 in BostonSounds like: The perfect distillation of earth-crumbling hardcore (Neurosis) blended with ’90s Chicago post-rock (the entire Thrill Jockey roster).For fans of: Neurosis, Pelican, Mono, Mogwai, any acts on bassist Aaron Turner’s Hydra Head label, and thousands of young post-rock and metal bands that worship…Isis.Why you care: In t...   More
 
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 by NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Isis


Music Stories
Formed: 1997 in BostonSounds like: The perfect distillation of earth-crumbling hardcore (Neurosis) blended with ’90s Chicago post-rock (the entire Thrill Jockey roster).For fans of: Neurosis, Pe ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Pentagram


FORMED: 1971 in Arlington, Va.—but the band is generally known as the grandfather of the Baltimore doom scene.SOUNDS LIKE: A cross between Black Sabbath and the Doors. This is the real deal: Dark, post-Woodstock rock that is warm as melted butter and bone-chilling as a haunted house.FOR FANS OF: Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Blue Cheer, the Stooges, the Animals, Blue &Oum...   More
 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Pentagram


Music Stories
FORMED: 1971 in Arlington, Va.—but the band is generally known as the grandfather of the Baltimore doom scene.SOUNDS LIKE: A cross between Black Sabbath and the Doors. This is the real deal: Dar ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 NATHAN CARSON

Bowling With The Devil

Jessie Rogers’ heavy-metal bowling league is changing lives.


Headout
IMAGE: Tom MartinezLast fall, Jessie Rogers had a dream. In her dream, good, metal-loving people bowled among friends while Mercyful Fate and High on Fire tunes kept the party heavy. The dream became ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 NATHAN CARSON

DEVO: Totally Worth a Drive to Seattle!


This Sunday and Monday, DEVO is performing two of its most beloved albums at Seattle's intimate Moore Theater. The first night, 1978 album Q: Are We Not Men?, A: We Are DEVO! will be played in its entirety. In 2009, this record still sounds exactly as God and Brian Eno intended. Eno's produc...   More
 
Friday, November 6, 2009 by NATHAN CARSON
 

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