Melissa Maerz


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  • 13 years ago

    Los Angeles. Frank Black waited there in the pouring sun. Xzibit saw the city burn. Exene Cervenka found it hard to say goodbye. Now a bunch of kids from the O.C. want to terminate Governatorville and rebuild it into a New Punk Nation, the kind of...

  • 14 years ago

    Buzzing with the jabberwocky babble of Rhode Island's freakazoid id, Lightning Bolt's 2001 breakthrough, Ride the Skies, was a heroic yawp unto itself. Somewhere beyond the toxic-minivan skronk of Friends Forever and the Speedo-busting stomp of Or...

  • 14 years ago

    When a woman's gonna hammer on her guitar, she has to use the right nails—even if they're French manicured. No self-respecting riot grrrl-gone-wild ever stopped shredding her Elixir strings for fear of chipping her lacquer. Still, sometimes e...


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