World Play (Soul SirkUS Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.
The high-octane fumes swirling from the Rock Powerhouse that is Supagroup are enough to give anyone a dancing fit. Gail Worley investigates the volatiles emanating from this Alaska-via-Louisiana conflagration.
Something Fierce (self-released). Review by Stein Haukland.
Meltdown (self-released). Review by Gail Worley.
Scoring Buffy, hangin’ with ‘Nsync, picking up interstellar babes and new wave girls… all in a day’s work for the men of Nerf Herder. Julio Diaz attempts to run an extensive interview with singer Parry Grip in less than 12 parsecs.
Shadow Zone (Steamhammer / SPV). Review by Stein Haukland.
Elva (Interscope). Review by Stein Haukland.
In an unconventional interview, Gail Worley gets an in-depth, song-by-song look at the influences that inspire Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson. His answers just may surprise you!
Ultimate Collection (Hip-O). Review by Terry Eagan.
You may think you’ve never heard of Metal Shop, but we’ll bet you’ve heard of their alter-ego, the Discover Card commercial stars Danger Kitty. Gail Worley rides the “Love Rocket” with singer Ralph Saenz, alias Michael Diamond.
Nerds of the world, unite! Nerf Herder are here to take Nerd Core to new heights! Julio Diaz corresponds with frontman Parry Grip about Star Wars, punk rock, Jonathan Richman, and all thigs nerdly.
Music Midtown is a great chance to catch bands you might never get to see otherwise. Frank Mullen took some chances at this year’s festival in Atlanta, and found out what he’d been missing from the likes of Jimmy Cliff, BR5-49, the Jungle Brothers, and Bjorn Again, as well as a pre-Noel Gallagher walk-out Oasis.
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