Stone Temple Pilots dropped into the Austin Music Hall during South by Southwest Thursday night to kick off their first U.S. tour behind the May 25 release of their self-titled reunion release. The Los Angeles alt-rockers debuted new tracks, rocked the hits -- and even brought a special surprise: Doors guitarist Robby Krieger!
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »