Better Than: A Cuban cigar. On Saturday night, Cuban metal band Escape played their first NYC gig at Tobacco Road in Manhattan; last night, they played Saint Vitus in Brooklyn. In so doing, they made history. They are the first metal band from Cuba to perform in the United States. And it took the h ... More >>
To supplement this year's Pazz & Jop launch, Sound of the City asked a few critics to expand on the reasonings behind their voting. Up next is Toronto writer Laina Dawes, whose ballot is a study in the year's best extreme metal offerings. I first got turned on to Tombs, whose Path Of Totality ended ... More >>
Discover the city's seamy punk underbelly . . . and burn carbs!
Careening around a dim warehouse and gripping a bowler hat like Liza Minnelli on uppers, Thom Yorke leaves no doubt of his dancing prowess in the clip for "Lotus Flower," the lead single off Radiohead's feverishly received eighth album, The King of Limbs. His delectably bizarre moves continue ... More >>
Naturally, this record shows up quite a bitAs our celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City winds down, we thought we'd reach out to a bunch of musicians with a simple question: What's your favorite Dylan song?
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing new and emerging MP3s from local talent. Brooklyn sludge duo Orphan are a lumbering beast, sticky with hot asphalt and gnawing everything in sight. They manage to take the icky, acidic, vaguely pop churn of bands like Karp and Eyehategod a ... More >>
Alison, one of many CMJ street fashion stars shot by Sam Horine. Find the rest here.In the week Jay-Z made it all about him, we made it all about Jay-Z, from the first deplorable word that he'd be attempting to demoralize the Phillies at Yankee Stadium all the way though his overshare-y and u ... More >>
All photos by yr brave correspondent, who writes: "I got punched in the face but I gave it back worse."Eyehategod, Pig Destroyer, Goatwhore Rocks Off Concert Cruise, Hudson River Saturday, October 24 The kid in the Suicidal Tendencies t-shirt went down hard, his spindly dark form an inverse ... More >>
The New Orleans sludge legends Eyehategod--a band of squirming, perpetual outsiders--have remained masters of miserablist metal for twenty years now. Dominated by weighty blues riffs, punctuated by bursts of hardcore, and anchored by lead singer Mike Williams' growl, the sound of the New Orle ... More >>
CMJ released the final lineup to the 2009 edition of the annual trial that is their festival. Since last we checked in--back when they announced the very metal additions of Pig Destroyer and, wow, Eyehategod--YACHT, Ted Leo, Hercules and Love Affair, Kyp Malone's Rain Machine, and token rap s ... More >>
CMJ 2009 has just announced another wave of performers: The xx, Pig Destroyer, Eyehategod, Patrick Watson, Z-Trip, Midnight Juggernauts, Saul Williams, Janelle Monae, Superdrag, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Bear Hands, and UUVVWWZ will join Japandroids, the Very Best, Das Racist, Pissed J ... More >>
Kylesa, the Georgia quintet who, since 2002, have been carrying forward the doomy, sludgy legacy of Eyehategod and Damad and all the other guttural, Southern hardcore bands, have posted a new track from their upcoming and frankly great new record, Static Tensions. The two drummers (and two gnarly ... More >>
Kylesa pummel NYC twice this week
There Is No Such Thing as Nü Metal, and It Has an X-Tremely Funny Face