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Pretty strange that just as Sonic Youth's time at Geffen comes to an end, they also are riding strong on the energy of two back to back great albums (Sonic Nurse and Rather Ripped). The Sonic Youth devotee might chime in right here and say that they've yet to...

Friday, 08 December 2006
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Swan Lake are a supergroup of sorts, albeit a modestly super one. We’ve got Dan Bejar (Destroyer), Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade), and Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes) making the noise behind this. Although I can honestly say that I did not know one lick of Wolf Parade's...

Friday, 08 December 2006
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After the massive US mind-fuckery of a tour w/ rock legends THE MELVINS, Seattle's (check, now LA's) heaviest hitters BIG BUSINESS are headed to the UK to blow some minds, and eardrums, but not before they tease us a bit more, this time by leaking the track...

Friday, 08 December 2006
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ISIS embarks on their first headline run supporting "In The Absence of Truth" (they'd spent late Summer/Fall opening for Tool). Tickets go on sale for all shows on Dec. 16.   Here are the dates (a handful of additional dates will be announced in the...

Thursday, 07 December 2006
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Sometimes there are bands you’ve heard mentioned a million times, but you’re just not sure who they are. When I told people I was going to see The Melvins, most people looked at me, nodded and said, “Ah, yeah, The Melvins…” with no...

Thursday, 07 December 2006
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What's a 7th grade kid to do when a behemoth Nazi skinhead extends him an olive branch in the form of a cassette with a hammy picture of Ronald Reagan on the cover? One, he could decline and risk raising the ire of the biggest kid in school who was rumored to have...

Wednesday, 06 December 2006
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^ = w/ The Lemonheads12/5        Minneapolis, MN @ The 400 Bar ^12/7        Chicago, IL @ Double Door ^12/8        Chicago, IL @ Double Door...

Tuesday, 05 December 2006
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Liverpool quartet Clinic will make their first U.S. live appearances since 2004 this March with eight select performances. The Grammy-nominated masked band will be touring in support of their fourth full-length, Visitations, due in stores January 23rd on Domino...

Tuesday, 05 December 2006
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Once again due to a delay at the production plant, Gold Standard Laboratories is pushing back the release of BIG SIR “Und Die Scheiße Ändert Sich Immer” to February 2007. Press copies have been sent out, but please let us know if you have not...

Tuesday, 05 December 2006
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It’s one of the more annoying things about writing about music. An album crosses your desk in a little cardboard sleeve or a jewel case with no cover. It’s a band you’ve never heard of, one of twenty or so in the stack you have to listen to that day....

Monday, 04 December 2006
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