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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Book Review

Seattle was all the rage for a few years in the early '90s-until Kurt Cobain killed himself and people realized that most of the "grunge" acts signed in the wake of Nirvana's success sucked. Sonic Boom: The History of Northwest Rock, from "Louie Louie" to "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Backbeat Books) is a reminder that grunge wasn't the region's first contribution to rock'n'roll...
03.22.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
If the surest barometer of the Silversun Pickups' longevity is how many people flee their shows after they've finished playing "Lazy Eye," then the group is doing alright for itself. The mass exodus for the exits that once routinely followed that song in concert seems to be a thing of the past. When the group finished their hit Saturday night at SXSW, the entire, over-capacity crowd stayed in plac...
06.02.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Kurt Cobain's ashes have reportedly been stolen from Courtney Love, who says she is "suicidal" over the lose.  That's about all the information  that's  known, although surely there's much more behind this bizarre story. Right now NME has the most thorough account, while sources like MegaStar are recycling the same sparse information with added snark. Note to MegaStar: Courtney Love may be u...
04.03.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
As they do every year, hundreds of music lovers packed the Todd Wehr Conference Center for WMSE’s annual Music Rummage. This year the sale was so packed during that during peak hours buyers had to form make shift lines to access the LPs as some tables. I didn’t have time for hours of crate digging, so I stuck mostly to CDs. Here’s what I picked up: Redman – Doc’s Da Name 2000 $1 ...

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