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2011 Stories by Kory Grow

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  • Snoop Dogg

    published April 20, 2011

    The legend of Snoop Dogg seems to have usurped Snoop Dogg at this point: his personality has long been a bigger draw than his art. He recently... More >>

  • Of Montreal

    published April 20, 2011

    An Of Montreal concert is kind of like a Broadway musical scored by Berlin-era David Bowie--a psychedelic explosion of bizarre costumes and... More >>

  • Insane Clown Posse

    published April 20, 2011

    Sure, Insane Clown Posse's Masters of the Macabre, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, have become icons unto themselves--having finally transcended... More >>

  • Jowe Head & the Extremities

    published April 13, 2011

    From the beginning of his career, vocalist/bassist Jowe Head was ahead of his time. From the early '70s through 1980, he played in avant-garde... More >>

  • Kim Gordon

    published April 13, 2011

    Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon plays a special solo set tonight with as-yet-unnamed guests as part of a series of shows booked by her husband,... More >>

  • Sepultura

    published April 13, 2011

    Brazilian-based metal crew Sepultura helped redefine thrash in the early '90s and usher in nu-metal in the mid '90s, but their glory days are long... More >>

  • Cake

    published April 6, 2011

    Cheeky-rock genre leaders Cake achieved a career high this year with the release of their sixth album, Showroom of Compassion, which... More >>

  • Black Veil Brides+Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows

    published April 6, 2011

    Most metalcore bands are endorsed by guitar and amplifier companies; Black Veil Brides are endorsed by Mehron Makeup. The band members' eye shadow... More >>

  • John Oates

    published April 6, 2011

    It's easy to imagine John Oates performing without Darryl Hall as an SNL bit: a little "No can do" here and a "Oohh, here she comes" there... More >>

  • Sebadoh

    published March 30, 2011

    Lo-fi alt-rock pioneers Sebadoh are touring in support of the reissue of their landmark 1994 release Bakesale (which boasts the... More >>

  • Sean Rowe

    published March 30, 2011

    Something in indie-folk singer Sean Rowe's confident, deep baritone suggests that he's a deep thinker. And it's true: As a self-described "modern... More >>

  • James Taylor

    published March 30, 2011

    Four decades after he first played Carnegie Hall (at age 22), folk legend James Taylor leads a gala celebration of the music venue's 120-year... More >>

  • The Residents

    published March 23, 2011

    Weird-rock scene leaders for more than four decades, the highly theatrical musicians in the Residents return to take on societal conventions... More >>

  • Wormrot

    published March 23, 2011

    Straight outta Singapore, the land of canings and banned chewing gum, comes one of the fiercest grindcore groups to have formed in recent... More >>

  • LCD Soundsystem

    published March 23, 2011

    After a decade of creating dance floor-ready electro-punk, LCD Soundsystem are playing a series of concerts dubbed "the Long Goodbye," and they're... More >>

  • LCD Soundsystem

    published March 23, 2011

    After a decade of creating dance floor-ready electro-punk, LCD Soundsystem are playing a series of concerts dubbed "the Long Goodbye," and they're... More >>

  • J Mascis

    published March 16, 2011

    One of underground rock's great guitar gods, J Mascis is best known for his soaring electric leads in Dinosaur Jr. and his solo work. His latest... More >>

  • The Mountain Goats

    published March 16, 2011

    John Darnielle, the man behind alt-rock troubadours the Mountain Goats, recorded a third of new album All Eternals Deck with death-metal... More >>

  • Trash Talk+Off!

    published March 16, 2011

    It's hard to imagine a better pairing than Sacramento thrash-core cyclones Trash Talk with classic hardcore purists Off! The former owes... More >>

  • Richard Thompson

    published March 9, 2011

    Having practiced, practiced, practiced for four decades in the folk collective Fairport Convention, with ex-wife Linda, and on his own, English... More >>

  • Mark Kozelek+Jennifer O'Conner

    published March 9, 2011

    Having made pensive indie folk and indie rock for more than two decades, both on his own and in groups Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon, Mark... More >>

  • Phobia

    published March 2, 2011

    Last year, Phobia celebrated their 20th anniversary, which is no small feat for any left-wing crust-punk and grindcore band. They titled their... More >>

  • Edwyn Collins

    published March 2, 2011

    Moody alternative-era singer/songwriter Edwyn Collins is still best known for pensive rockers such as "A Girl Like You" and his '80s work with... More >>

  • Fuck the Facts

    published March 2, 2011

    Fucking facts professionally since 1999, this fearsome Canadian foursome have over 60 releases under their belts. Despite their name, Fuck the... More >>

  • Max Weinberg Big Band

    published February 23, 2011

    No longer content to provide the backing music to the Masturbating Bear (the Conan O'Brien character--not his boss, the Boss), drummer Max... More >>

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