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Friday, June 27, 2008

Flobots, Rusted Root, Sevendust, Think Floyd

In a bid for post-rap-rock relevance, Linkin Park downplayed the role of rapper Mike Shinoda on their most recent album. A year later, however, Denver upstarts Flobots stormed modern-rock radio playlists by doing just the opposite, delivering “Handlebars,” a single built around monotone, Shinoda-esque raps....
Friday, June 27, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater

How is Rush, a band comprised of three Canadians each pushing 60 who have been making music together since 1974, still headlining large venues like the Marcus Amphitheater? The answer can be found in the progressive-rock band’s rabid fan base (among the most loyal in all of music), which continues after all...
Monday, June 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Points East Pub - 10 p.m.

Black Diamond Heavies share more than a few similarities with The Blacks Keys. Like The Black Keys, they kick up a big, noisy amalgam of rock and Southern blues, and like The Black Keys, they do so with just a two-man line-up. It’s fitting, then, that the group’s latest album was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black . . .
Sunday, June 15, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Although The Birthday Massacre too often falls back on the chainsaw guitars and exaggerated loud/soft dynamic of goth bands like Evanescence, this Toronto band has a self-awareness and a sense of goth history that the Evanescences of the world don’t. They temper their brutal, industrial riffage with smart nods to . . .
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
High school friends Amy Ray and Emily Saliers parted ways to attend Vanderbilt University and Tulane University, respectively, but the two eventually found themselves collaborating musically back home in Georgia at Emory University. Performing together under the name Indigo Girls, Ray and Saliers honed their skills in the same college music scene that cultivated R.E.M. and The B-52s. Twenty years later, the duo has sold more than 12 million records and garnered seven Grammy nominations. “We just keep going,” Saliers says. “We’ve been doing it for so long that we just think about what’s coming next. If I do stop to think about it, I feel really grateful for it. In this business, where it’s hard to stay alive musically . . .
Friday, May 23, 2008

Tonight @ Turner Hall Ballroom - 8 p.m.

The perennially popular indie-rock band Rilo Kiley continues their spring tour tonight with their first appearance at the Pabst Theater tonight at 8 p.m. Since releasing their major-label debut last year, the band’s profile has been on the rise, but outside projects, tensions in the band and the rising stardom of singer . . .
Thursday, May 22, 2008

An interview with Panic at the Disco’s Ryan Ross

Call them Panic at the Disco 2.0. In the short time between their blockbuster debut album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, the band almost entirely reinvented themselves. They dropped the pointless exclamation mark from their name; they gutted their overblown, circus-themed live show, and, most importantly, they exorcized their music of almost all its emo excesses. On their recently released sophomore . . .
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Are you not a fan of Scott Stapp? Neither were his bandmates, apparently. When the “don’t call us Christian”-rock band Creed split up, the rest of the band distanced themselves from Stapp as drastically as possible, forming a new band with a harder edge but an otherwise similar aesthetic. That band, Alter Bridge

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