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2011 Stories by Kory Grow

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  • Good Charlotte

    published February 23, 2011

    It has been a decade since snotty pop-punk marionettes Good Charlotte first ruled (and arguably killed) MTV. Somehow, despite emo rendering... More >>

  • Ice Cube

    published February 23, 2011

    Taking a rare break from making Are We There Yet? sequels and TV episodes, family actor Ice Cube has returned to his first love: gangsta... More >>

  • PJ Harvey, In Mourning

    published February 16, 2011

    Of the 1,156 words that comprise the lyric sheet to PJ Harvey's eighth album, Let England Shake, "death" and "England" come up the most.... More >>

  • Weedeater

    published February 16, 2011

    A little over a year since frontman "Dixie" Dave Collins blew off his big toe while cleaning his shotgun, sludge-metal crew Weedeater are fully... More >>

  • 'Finnish Metal Tour 2'

    published February 16, 2011

    The only things connecting the bands playing tonight are a love of extreme heavy metal and a landmass slightly smaller than Montana. The cleverly... More >>

  • 'Los Straitjackets Rock'n'Burlesque Spectacular'

    published February 16, 2011

    Leave it to Los Straitjackets--"Lucha surf" music's Mexican wrestling masked marauders--to dream up what they're billing as a "Rock & Burlesque... More >>

  • Underoath+Thursday

    published February 9, 2011

    Christian metalcore troupe Underoath recently rebooted after drummer, emo singer, and last remaining original member Aaron Gillespie left them in... More >>

  • Immortal

    published February 9, 2011

    In the five years since they've reunited, kabuki-faced Norwegian black-metallers Immortal have toured North America a few times, released a... More >>

  • Scott Kelly+Wino

    published February 2, 2011

    In their respective bands, Scott Kelly (of psych-metal progenitors Neurosis) and Wino (of doom-metal groups Saint Vitus and the Obsessed) are the... More >>

  • Fucked Up

    published February 2, 2011

    Nothing says "Internet dating sucks" quite like seeing the six-person hardcore troupe Fucked Up spaz out at what's being dubbed as a... More >>

  • Neko Case

    published January 26, 2011

    A few days after this concert, which supports alt-country crooner Neko Case's excellent Middle Cyclone album, the singer is auctioning off... More >>

  • Prince

    published January 26, 2011

    Tonight, His Purple Majesty ends an explosive four-concert reign at Madison Square Garden, which so far has included dancing with Sinbad, dueting... More >>

  • 'Tower Of Song'

    published January 26, 2011

    Indie-folk singer Jennifer O'Connor hosts the second installment of her monthly Tower of Song songwriter concert series. She'll be joined by... More >>

  • Unstoppable Death Machines

    published January 19, 2011

    The drummer of Brooklyn two-man noise-rock duo Unstoppable Death Machines recently told the Voice, "The original, underlying concept... More >>

  • Joan of Arc

    published January 19, 2011

    Now that Tim Kinsella has some space between him and his much-lauded reunion with emo archetypes Cap'n Jazz, he's returned to recording with... More >>

  • Mission of Burma

    published January 19, 2011

    It's been almost a decade since post-punk pioneers Mission of Burma reformed, and since then, they've managed to defy reunion odds and keep their... More >>

  • The Concretes

    published January 12, 2011

    Over the past decade, the Concretes have grown from a trio of Swedish ladies into an eight-member, coed, indie-pop beast. Although they started... More >>

  • The Queers

    published January 12, 2011

    Next year marks the 30th anniversary of Ramones-worshipping New Hampshire punks the Queers, though they've only been releasing records for 20... More >>

  • John McCauley & Ian O'Neil

    published January 12, 2011

    With his indie-folk group Deer Tick, frontman John McCauley rasps and whines about life's disappointments, his Chloraseptic-friendly raw-throat... More >>

  • Toxic Holocaust

    published January 5, 2011

    Toxic Holocaust are fronted by a man who calls himself Joel Grind, who has previously played in bands with names unsuitable for print (even... More >>

  • 'Girls & Boys Presents Glass Candy+Chromatics'

    published January 5, 2011

    Portland's Glass Candy play electropop that's both downtempo and danceable--a perfect match for the recurring Girls & Boys electro party.... More >>

  • 'Ari Up Punky Reggae Birthday Party'

    published January 5, 2011

    Singer Ari Up was 14 years old when she cofounded the all-female punk band the Slits in 1976. By the time of her death this past October (from... More >>

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