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She’s Such a Bitch: The Oral History of Juliana Hatfield Three’s ‘My Sister’

In 1993 at the age of 26, Juliana Hatfield was in the eye of the alternative-rock storm. She'd made a name for herself as one…
Kory Grow / August 28, 2013

Album of the Week: Stream Vista Chino’s ‘Peace,’ From the Band Formerly Known as Kyuss Lives!

"It's very simple to play Kyuss songs," says Vista Chino frontman John Garcia. "Anybody can do it, but you've got to have character."
Kory Grow / August 28, 2013

Foo Fighters Recording LP on Sound City Console, Dave Grohl Promises ‘Little Secret’

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl isn't letting the Neve console featured in his Sound City documentary gather dust. "We run our own little hit factory…
Kory Grow / August 21, 2013

Puscifer Streams ‘All Re-Mixed Up’ LP, Maynard Spills Beans on Upcoming ‘What Is…’ DVD

Every time Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan works on a new record with Puscifer, his avant-garde side hustle, he does it knowing that someone will…
Kory Grow / August 20, 2013

Garage-Rock Overachiever Ty Segall Takes a Breath and Bangs a Gong on ‘Sleeper,’ His Only LP for 2013

On average, Ty Segall has graced three to 10 different noisy, lo-fi rock releases annually since 2006. Prolific isn't a strong enough word to describe…
Kory Grow / August 16, 2013

Deafheaven: San Franciscan Metal Alchemists Make Peace With Their Inner Softies

Who: The blur of black metal, shoegaze, and post-rock that is Deafheaven began in the imaginations of two San Francisco–area buds, vocalist George Clarke and…
Kory Grow / July 23, 2013

Iron Men: Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler Answer the Hard Questions

Thirty-five years ago, Black Sabbath released the frenzied, drug-addled Never Say Die! ... and then decided to fire frontman Ozzy Osbourne, ending the first period of…
Kory Grow / June 12, 2013

Kylesa, ‘Ultraviolet’ (Season of Mist)

Lately, droves of metal bands seem to be letting go of metal a little, while somehow still getting heavier. Torche, who began life as sludge-metal…
Kory Grow / May 30, 2013

Broken Records: The Final Days of Bleecker Bob’s Golden Oldies

The aromas of must and dust were what stuck with you when you exited Bleecker Bob's Golden Oldies Record Shop, the dumpy yet iconic LP…
Kory Grow / April 24, 2013

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, ‘Mind Control’ (Rise Above/Metal Blade)

Plus: Ghost's Infestissumam and Purson's The Circle and the Blue DoorIn the years between Black Sabbath's 1970 debut and Judas Priest's galvanizing late-'70s ascendance, critics…
Kory Grow / April 19, 2013

Kvelertak, ‘Meir’ (Roadrunner)

The best extreme metal bands want to be electrifying, terrifying, putrefying. Rarely, do they want to be fun. So when the unapologetically free-wheeling Norwegian group…
Kory Grow / March 29, 2013

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, and Nico Muhly Light Up Their Proggy ‘Planetarium’ in Brooklyn

Lasers! Orchestral strings! Brass! A violin bow sawing an electric guitar! A giant, floating planet! Cloudy, trippy lights! Auto-Tuned space voice! More lasers!Although Sufjan Stevens…
Kory Grow / March 22, 2013

Not a Downer: Tool’s Adam Jones Talks ‘Opiate’ Reissue, New Material

"I grew up with double-gatefold vinyl, and I didn't use the cover for cleaning my pot," deadpans Tool guitarist Adam Jones — who incidentally doesn't…
Kory Grow / March 20, 2013

Chelsea Light Moving, ‘Chelsea Light Moving’ (Matador)

To the outside world, it looks like Thurston Moore's whole Daydream Nation has fallen apart: A year and a half ago, he split with his…
Kory Grow / March 7, 2013

Meet They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh’s Murderous Cats, Symphony Sid and Suzzy

My wife and I got both of our cats relatively recently. Our previous set of cats lived to impossibly old ages. I guess we've had…
Kory Grow / March 4, 2013

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