Motörhead: Aftershock

Motörhead are true survivors—if this planet experienced a nuclear holocaust, the only creatures likely to pull through would be cockroaches and Lemmy. Aftershock, Motörhead’s 21st studio release, finds the trio in top form, rocking with a vigor bands half their age would have trouble pulling off. Opening track “Heartbreaker” charges …

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An Interview with Fates Warning: Searching For A Different Light

The members of Fates Warning are a busy bunch; though not always with that band itself.

Due to distractions from numerous side-projects, Fates Warning had not released a studio album since 2004, and likely had some fans wondering if the group—one of the founders of the progressive metal genre—would ever …

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An Interview with Katey Sagal: She’s Got It Covered

Katey Sagal is one multi-talented lady.

She is best known for her many television acting roles, such as Peg Bundy on Married…With Children and Gemma Teller Morrow on current FX series Sons Of Anarchy, for which she won a Golden Globe.

Yet many people don’t realize that Sagal is …

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Pixies @ Bowery Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—When Pixies bassist Kim Deal announced this summer that she was quitting the group, many fans wondered if it meant the end for their alternative rock heroes.

Well, far from it.

Instead, the band announced a full tour, hired Muffs leader Kim Shattuck to handle bass duties, and actually …

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An Interview with Obits: Making Room In The Garage

It’s been said that you can’t know where you’re going, if you don’t know where you’ve been.

Such is the case with Obits.

The Brooklyn-based quartet—guitarist/vocalist Rick Froberg, guitarist Sohrab Habibion, bassist Greg Simpson and drummer Alexis Fleisig—is certainly a band with pedigree. Froberg was a co-founder of influential post-hardcore …

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An Interview with You Me At Six: All The World’s A Stage

British rock band You Me At Six has built up quite a following since releasing their debut album, Take Off Your Colours, in 2008. A massive success in England, the group has headlined Wembley Arena and been named “Best British Band” at the Kerrang! Awards. Now, the quintet seems …

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An Interview with Sebadoh: Beauty Of The Ride

Sebadoh is a name of considerable renown within the indie rock world.

Early classics like Sebadoh III employed a largely acoustic blueprint to deliver the band’s melodic-yet-crunchy message, as the group’s liberal use of four-track recording and modest equipment helped establish them as trailblazers of the “lo-fi” sound, along with …

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Interview with Grant Hart: Paradise Found

Grant Hart’s musical legend is secure.

As a member of the trailblazing Hüsker Dü, Hart split songwriting and vocal duties with guitarist Bob Mould—a two-headed monster of stellar material that proved exceedingly influential to both the punk and alternative rock genres.

Hart, whose songs provided melodic counterbalance to Mould’s sandpaper …

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A Farewell To Maxwell’s: End Of An Era

If you gazed at the back music room in Maxwell’s when it was empty, as I did on a recent weekday afternoon, it would strike you as less than impressive; the stage cramped, the room itself dark and uninspiring.

But, oh, the history on that stage.

When it was announced …

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Andrew Stockdale: Keep Moving

Aussie rockers Wolfmother built a loyal following in recent years with a no-frills, heavy rock sound that paid distinct homage to Zeppelin and Sabbath. But the band itself seemed less than stable, changing members in revolving-door fashion, the only constant being singer and guitarist Andrew Stockdale. The frontman’s solo debut …

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