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  • 12 years ago

    Tammy Ealom's had her proverbial cheeks pinched by so many critics lately that calling her thrift-store style and retro sunshine pop "cute" seems cruel. But by naming her band after a doll, Dressy Bessy's brainchild asked for it. And on the Denver...

  • 13 years ago

    Calling Bauhaus "goth" is like calling Christ a Christian. I mean, shouldn't one define the creation by the creator and not vice versa? After all, the Big J wasn't likely to have included Jews for Jesus or Jim Bakker in his list of Last Supper pre...

  • 15 years ago

    Life's been a bumpy ride for Everlast. By the time his Celtic working-class rap outfit House of Pain's million-selling 1992 debut spawned the major radio hit "Jump Around," Erik Schrody had already bounced from Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate to solo flop...

  • 15 years ago

    No offense, but "jamband" isn't really a legitimate label. It's not even a style—more like an adjective that indicates a group's propensity to stretch out and explore within the structure of a song. It won't describe what a band sounds like s...

  • 16 years ago

    In response to a heated argument, I once proffered a (borderline obsessive) theory called "Two Degrees From Prince." My hypothesis: Even if a person dislikes Prince, he or she is a fan of someone who loves him. Essentially, I claimed, all musician...

  • 16 years ago

    Was a time when a chick in a slampit was a rarity. One badass bitch. It was cool that she'd get into the thick of things. Guys dug that; they respected it. They'd surf her from front to back and back again, hands passing her quickly along with an ...