At a time when we need the positive carefree sound of French yeh-yeh the most, April March comes through with a spicy new number.
He’s produced everyone from Herbie Hancock to Soundgarden. Michael Beinhorn tells about the art of music production.
12,000+ sweaty fans baked in the sun and bathed in the storm during the highly anticipated grunge era union of Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails at West Palm’s popular outdoor concert venue, but Christopher Long only came to hear one of those bands play.
By all accounts, Adelitas Way vocalist/songwriter Rick DeJesus should have become a statistic. Ink 19’s Elianne Halbersberg talks with the artist about how music – and VH1 – saved his life.
Greg Prato’s new oral history of Seattle music (or “grunge” to you and me, bucko) strikes the right balance between bratty humor and pathos, thinks Matthew Moyer. And was the bassist from Guns N’ Roses really in the Fastbacks? Read on,,,
Ten (Legacy Edition) (Epic Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
William Weikart , the mastermind behind the band Obscured by Clouds , is one literate and surprising person. Tim Wardyn unveils Weikart’s impressive cast of influences (including Chris Cornell and Baroque music), how ex-girlfriends contributed to one of the best songs on their album Psycheclectic, and how his bandmate Thee Slayer Hippy got his name.
Live at the Paradiso - Amsterdam (Vanguard). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Reunited after a 2001 breakup and toting a new album and tour (alongside People in Planes), The Toadies bring grunge back in a big way. Jen Cray is one of many Orlando fans reveling in the murky merriment.
A review of Projekt Revolution 2008, presented by Linkin Park.
The Sword recently gave Orlando fans, including Jen Cray , a celebratory night of no-nonsense heavy metal.
Chris Cornell has taken his past out on the road, playing songs from Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave and his own catalog of solo work. Jen Cray stopped by the Orlando date to sample the goods.
Year Long Disaster (Volcom). Review by Jen Cray.
Open Fire (Relapse). Review by Jen Cray.
Stone by Stone (Elemental/ In Music We Trust). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Vyrus (Braintrust Records). Review by Kyrby Raine.
Lullabies to Paralyze (Interscope Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Kingsley (Blood Orange/In Music We Trust). Review by Tim Wardyn.
The Prophet Curse (). Review by Kyrby Raine.
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