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2011 Stories by Kory Grow

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  • Joe Budden+Joell Ortiz

    published December 21, 2011

    Tonight’s co-headliners Joe Budden and Joell Ortiz were busy in early 2011, releasing a new EP with their hip-hop supergroup,... More >>

  • Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

    published December 21, 2011

    The hero of this year’s Voice-sponsored 4Knots Kickoff Show, vegan post-hardcore troubadour Ted Leo remains in top form,... More >>

  • Cro-Mags

    published December 21, 2011

    A quarter of a century after New York hardcore legends Cro-Mags released their angry, noisy debut, The Age of Quarrel, the album title... More >>

  • ?uestlove

    published December 21, 2011

    NBC’s least-favorite band leader, the Roots’ drummer and DJ ?uestlove, who turns 41 this month, became one of 2011's most notable... More >>

  • Living Colour

    published December 21, 2011

    Dubbed the "Million Man Mosh" and presented by the Black Rock Coalition, this concert will benefit the legal defense for Donavan Drayton. The son... More >>

  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

    published December 21, 2011

    Ventura, California’s Big Bad Voodoo Daddy sprung onto the pop-music radar during the late ’90s’ inexplicable swing revival... More >>

  • Chris Isaak

    published December 7, 2011

    Having recently released a collection of Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis covers, Beyond the Sun, roots-rock crooner Chris Isaak... More >>

  • Marianne Faithfull

    published December 7, 2011

    Although she may be best known for her association with the Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithfull has established herself as a music legend in her... More >>

  • Jane Birkin

    published November 30, 2011

    She loved him, but he couldn’t care less as long as the sex was good—at least so went the sentiment, en Français, of... More >>

  • Devo

    published November 30, 2011

    Perhaps taking a break from writing their rumored Broadway musical, the hyperactive post-apocalyptic new-wave antiheroes in Devo have once again... More >>

  • Eyehategod

    published November 16, 2011

    One of underground metal’s most storied bands, the members of New Orleans–based sludgers Eyehategod are known for their controversial... More >>

  • Guns N' Roses

    published November 9, 2011

    Over the past decade or so, nearly everything about hard-rock legends Guns N’ Roses has become statistics, from the amount of time it took... More >>

  • Judas Priest

    published November 9, 2011

    Last year, heavy-metal legends Judas Priest announced their retirement, dubbing this their Epitaph Tour. Since then, the group has replaced early... More >>

  • Mobb Deep

    published November 9, 2011

    Although the members of the rap duo Mobb Deep have been active in recent months independently (self-proclaimed H.N.I.C. Prodigy is prepping a new... More >>

  • 'Concert for Bangladesh Revisited'

    published November 9, 2011

    In August 1971, former Beatle George Harrison and classical Indian virtuoso Ravi Shankar organized the first-ever megastar benefit musical... More >>

  • The Cure

    published November 9, 2011

    Tonight, in a rare moment of nostalgia, His Royal Lowness—the eternally made-up and melancholy Robert Smith—will be leading his... More >>

  • Buddy Guy

    published November 2, 2011

    Eric Clapton once described bluesman Buddy Guy as “without a doubt the best guitar player alive,” and that accolade still rings true... More >>

  • Willie Nelson

    published October 26, 2011

    At this year’s Farm Aid concert, country icon Willie Nelson debuted a new song that could serve as his last will and testament: “Roll... More >>

  • Meat Puppets

    published October 26, 2011

    After more than three decades of being lauded for their on-again, off-again noisy proto-grunge, the Meat Puppets, led by brothers Curt and Cris... More >>

  • Tanya Donelly

    published October 19, 2011

    In recent years, indie-rock icon Tanya Donelly has taken on a new career as a postpartum doula, guesting on a Buffalo Tom album, recording... More >>

  • The Black Angels

    published October 19, 2011

    Earlier this year, the Black Angels closed out the main stage of their hometown’s massive three-day Psych Fest before bringing a stunning set... More >>

  • Evanescence

    published October 19, 2011

    After finishing touring behind her band’s double-platinum The Open Door, frontwoman Amy Lee took a few years off to find herself. She... More >>

  • Kayo Dot

    published September 28, 2011

    If you don’t like what Kayo Dot are playing, just plug your ears and wait a minute: the experimental soundscape artists will go from a... More >>

  • Silver Apples

    published September 28, 2011

    Over 40 years ago, a New York–based duo Silver Apples, featuring one man named simply Simeon, created echoey avant-garde electronic music... More >>

  • Throwing Muses

    published September 28, 2011

    On this tour, alternative-era icons Throwing Muses are celebrating three decades of stunning quasi-bummer songs about losing your mind. The... More >>

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