Annie Zaleski

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The 30 Best Nu-Metal Songs

Nu-metal is a tough movement to pin down: Back in the late '90s and early '00s, it was an umbrella term for a strain of…
Annie Zaleski / May 17, 2017

Review: Dyke Drama Shed Tears and Shred Ears on ‘Up Against the Bricks’

The stripped-down side project is a time-honored punk tradition, an outlet for musicians to elucidate their fury with greater clarity, or dive into topics that…
Annie Zaleski / July 14, 2016

Review: Ty Segall Knows a Guy Who’s Tough But Sweet (It Ain’t Him) on ‘Emotional Mugger’

True to his not-modern music, Ty Segall promoted his latest solo album, Emotional Mugger, with several old-fashioned industry techniques. He set up a number you…
Annie Zaleski / January 20, 2016

Review: Ty Segall Thrives on His Lack of Self-Editing Once Again on Fuzz’s ‘II’

Ty Segall isn’t yet as prolific as Robert Pollard or Ryan Adams, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t trying his damnedest to reach their collective…
Annie Zaleski / October 26, 2015

Review: Shopping Waste No Time Getting Wound Up on ‘Why Choose’

The beauty of the late-’70s and early-‘80s post-punk movement was how fluid and all-encompassing it was. At its basic level, the genre was a vibrant,…
Annie Zaleski / October 7, 2015

Review: Joanna Gruesome Create More Than Just Messy, Joyous Outbursts on ‘Peanut Butter’

Joanna Gruesome's debut 2013 full-length, Weird Sister, established the band as a spiritual descendent of both the early '90s K Records/Kill Rock Stars rosters and…
Annie Zaleski / May 21, 2015

Green Day Turn Back Time at the House of Blues

Besides the Foo Fighters' Record Store Day gig, the most in-demand ticket in Northeast Ohio this week was Green Day's Thursday night concert in Cleveland…
Annie Zaleski / April 17, 2015

Review: Waxahatchee Brings the Pain (And ’90s Alt-Rock) on ‘Ivy Tripp’

Katie Crutchfield's career arc with her solo project, Waxahatchee, is predicated on incremental growth: records released by progressively larger labels, music recorded in increasingly higher…
Annie Zaleski / April 7, 2015