Paul Weller: A Kind Revolution

 

Only Paul Weller could create an album like A Kind Revolution—so stylistically rich and diverse, yet still be able to pull it off. Though, if you think about it, there shouldn’t be much surprise at all—style is what the man they call “The Modfather” does best, ever since …

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Johnny Marr: The Messenger

It took 30-odd years to see through, but The Messenger is former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr’s first solo album. Written and produced by Marr himself, it is the first of his many recordings to express solely his own musical vision, after working recently with Modest Mouse and of course, after …

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Interview with Billy Graziadei from Biohazard: The Rebirth Of Biohazard

I recently spoke with Biohazard’s Billy Graziadei about his band’s new album, Reborn In Defiance, and together, we talked at length on many topics, from how the sudden departure of bassist/co-vocalist Evan Seinfeld made him feel, to the fight against conformity that unifies underground music. Billy is the real …

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Interview with Brian Wheat from Tesla: Fortunate Sons

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Tesla bassist Brian Wheat about their latest record, Twisted Wires And The Acoustic Sessions. The album is a potpourri of Tesla nuggets recorded acoustically in the studio, and the release of the album coincides with the 20th anniversary of their highly …

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Interview with Matt from Matt & Kim: D.I.Y. Cute

They’ve probably heard this said about them a million times, but Matt and Kim are just so goddamn cute. I mean, just take one look at them—tell me you don’t look at the fresh-faced couple and think, “Man, I have never seen such an adorable couple before in my entire …

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Interview with Matisyahu: Faith Speaks for Itself… Maybe.

By now, most people know Matthew Paul Miller as Matisyahu, the American-born Hasidic Jewish reggae artist who emerged on the scene in 2004 as an interesting character in the world of reggae and alternative music. Matisyahu’s music, and his fan-base, is more similar to that of bands like 311 and …

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Interview with Patrick Hallahan from My Morning Jacket: Keep Holding On

To begin working on their latest album, Circuital, My Morning Jacket returned to their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and set up shop in a church gymnasium. Their intent at first was to begin doing demos for what would eventually become the album. But then, something happened: A honey-coated moment …

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Danzig Legacy Show @ Hammerstein Ballroom

NEW YORK, NY—Glenn Danzig’s first real record, Static Age, recorded in 1978 with his band The Misfits, helped spike horror imagery into the vein of American music. Danzig then built a bridge between punk and metal with his transcending band Samhain, while at the same time adding a layer …

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Ryan Adams: Ashes & Fire

Ashes & Fire is Ryans Adams’ first album of new material since 2008’s Cardinology, after which the prolific songwriter disbanded his group, The Cardinals, and took a long and well-deserved hiatus. Adams’ had been writing, recording, and touring for almost 10 years straight at that point, including a banner …

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Lou Reed & Metallica: Lulu

I’m hesitant to call Lulu, the collaboration album by Lou Reed and Metallica, awful; only because doing so would be an acknowledgement that it exists. It’s much better to pretend that Lulu was never made in the first place, better to pretend like it was a really bad nightmare …

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