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Lillian Axe: Guitar Squealers

It seems like hair metal will never go away with the revival of bands that use too much hairspray and are really into whammy bars. Lillian Axe was one of the hundreds of ‘80s metal bands that went from writing...
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Down & The Melvins: Twice The Sludge

Southern metal semi-supergroup Down (if you’re not a metalhead, you’re probably only going to recognize the name Pantera) probably wouldn’t exist if The Melvins hadn’t blazed the slow and heavy trail first, and...
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Boredoms: Exciting Ennui

Legendary for their confrontational and bizarre music, Osaka’s own Boredoms are a cult phenomenon, and deservedly so. Over the span of their 20-year career, they’ve created a highly fluid and original combinati...
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Motorhead: No Remorse, EVER!

My ears rang for two weeks after seeing Motörhead play the Birch Hill when I was 13, but all is forgiven because I got to see Lemmy and his trademark cocoa puff play some of the best rock ‘n roll out there toda...
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Jonas Sees In Color: My Name Is Jonas

Whether we need any more sensitive boy songwriters or bands with the name Jonas in them is still up for debate, but as long as the teenage girls of the world demand it, there will always be a market for the you...
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BuzzUniverse: Blast Off Grooves

With their fusion of jazz, Latin, and blues, Elizabeth natives BuzzUniverse gets rid of the five-minute jam band guitar solos and replace them with a resonating horn section. Having played festivals and clubs a...
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