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Inter Arma

Inter Arma

Matt Baggins October 27, 2014 Comments Off

If ever a band deserved to be called monolithic it’s Inter Arma. With a sound that can only be compared to mountains moving they’ve been making waves on the American doom metal scene since

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Noisem: Living the American Dream

Noisem: Living the American Dream

Matt Baggins October 19, 2014 Comments Off

Noisem, now there is a band to be reckoned with, a veritable rock and roll force, a group who break all the rules and yet seem somehow to fit perfectly into the distinct American

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#footheroom Saving an Underground Venue

#footheroom Saving an Underground Venue

Matt Baggins October 15, 2014 1

It’s an idea that seems almost to serendipitous to come true. It’s the sort of things movies are based off of. It’s #footheroom. Vern Nickerson opened up his own venue, The Room, with a

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5 Things I Learned Hanging Out With Touring Bands

5 Things I Learned Hanging Out With Touring Bands

Matt Baggins October 14, 2014 Comments Off

I’ve been writing about metal for four years now, and I’ve started to get chances to hang out with some legit ‘rock stars’ or at least big names. Asides from being at the same

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El Pintor sets Interpol back on track

El Pintor sets Interpol back on track

Eli Jace October 2, 2014 Comments Off

Beware the gloom mood descending on downtown. It’s been four years since Interpol’s last album and even longer since they’ve put out a cohesive piece of music. With El Pintor, their fifth album, the

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Ten years later Death From Above 1979 follow up debut

Ten years later Death From Above 1979 follow up debut

Eli Jace September 23, 2014 Comments Off

Ten years ago Death From Above 1979 released their debut, You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine–a perfect album of deadlocked distorted rock sleaze. Then, the group went dormant and broke up. Surging quietly back

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Five things I learned about the American Music Scene as a Frenchman

Five things I learned about the American Music Scene as a Frenchman

Matt Baggins September 23, 2014 Comments Off

A Gonzo Report On The American Music Scene Now, regular readers of this site might know that I’m a French music writer who recently moved to America for college. While I did spend a

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On Being a Number One Fan

On Being a Number One Fan

Matt Baggins September 23, 2014 Comments Off

I’ve always been something of a fanatic. Friends have seen my work and called me a “machine”. So perhaps it’s natural I’ve always been attracted to the idea of being a number one fan.

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Ryan Adams Welcomes Back Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams Welcomes Back Ryan Adams

Eli Jace September 15, 2014 Comments Off

The Man with the Golden Temper Tantrum returns . The fourteenth album by Ryan Adams is the most appropriate one to be self-titled. On Ryan Adams we hear the convergence of Country Ryan and

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The Times They Are a-Changin’ with Witch Mountain

The Times They Are a-Changin’ with Witch Mountain

Matt Baggins September 13, 2014 Comments Off

I’d barely heard of Witch Mountain three months ago. Now I’ve seen them live three times and gotten into all sorts of hijinks with them. Yet, my sudden obsession with the band came at

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