The Mars Volta: Frances The Mute

You have to be really patient to even think about getting into this record. For real, seriously, like there is no other way to put it. Normally, this kind of thing really excites me but it literally took me about three weeks of repeated listens to be able to determine …

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Various Artists: Global Underground: After Hours

This two disc set is a marathon of moodiness that will brig you home and slump you back into your seat in such a way that you may never want to leave your house again let alone go back out into the club. Now what you do in said chair …

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Omarion: O

B2K was pretty whack if you are an adult urban fan.That’s just the way it is. If you’re a preteen or a teen or were so when the shit was hot you might disagree but whatever, the shit was whack to these ears because…nah it just sucked. Because as a …

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My Chemical Romance: Interview with Gerard Way

Gerard Way from New Jersey’s own My Chemical Romance is on the phone from Hawaii, and he is in the process of looking back on their days of playing dingy basements and sweaty VFW halls.

You’ll get the response in a moment, but as he’s speaking I’m wondering what it …

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Ani DiFranco: Knuckle Down

This is a different ADF record because home girl finally lets someone else in on the production side of the album and it shows. Fellow musician Joe Henry comes through and earns his keep by shifting things around enough to keep them interesting without changing up ADF’s core vibe.

The …

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Tony Brummel: Interview with Tony Brummel

After speaking with Victory Records owner Tony Brummel, I can understand why the dude has gathered the reputation that he has in some circles. Why? Because he’s a pretty honest and direct guy.

That threatens most people in life and that causes them to take it back to the high …

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Interview with Taking Back Sunday: Fight To The Finish

The world’s biggest cult band, Taking Back Sunday, has been at the center of a hailstorm of buzz press for the better part of a year now.

The alternative press has taken to them like flies on shit and the mainstream press have picked them to be the band that …

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Interview with Thursday: Bang The Alarm

Thursday are a car crash of feeling. Thursday are extremely melodic even if they are on hardcore imprint Victory Records. Thursday can be so aggressive that their five-man cacophony will rip your heart out. Thursday at times sound so frail that you would think singer Geoff Rickly is cast from …

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