Issues: Issue 193 - January 2005
The Best of 2004 and Some Dirty Little Secrets
Top Ten Albums of 2004 brought to you by the amazingly informed and taste-conscious SLUG staff. Angela Brown (is the biggest slacker at SLUG) 1. The Fall- The Real New Fall LP (Narnack) 2. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (Anti) 3. Blonde Redhead Misery Is a Butterfly (Beggar’s
Erupting in the Right Direction: An Interview with the Explosion
Initially, The Explosion was just another underground punk band in which I invested no time or attention. I then reviewed their CD and was impressed, saw them play with Social Distortion, was pleasantly surprised, spoke to bassist Damian afterwards and realized they were far more than a simple generic punk band. When asked how The
Making History From the Shadows: Interview with Agnostic Front’s Roger...
The first time I heard anything hardcore was the first time I saw Agnostic Front live. Everything about them was so brutal. I couldn’t believe my ears—the way Vinny Stigma punished his guitar and the way Rodger Miret attacked the microphone with such magnetism; it was the most ferocious thing I’d ever seen. … read more
Gallery Stroll – January 2005
Art Access, located at 339 W. Pierpont Ave., is pleased to present the exhibit Framing the In-between Life; Finding a Way to Normal, a photographic study by Lynn Hoffman-Brouse. … read more
Dear Dickheads – January 2005
I’ve even seen a shirt advertised on Yahoo that says, “Die Hipsters Die” and it’s being worn by a dude who looks pretty damn close to a hipster himself! I mean what the hell? … read more
Contributor Limelight: Amy Spencer
During the early ’90s, Amy Spencer grew up memorizing the Industrial top ten lists she read monthly in SLUG. Now, ten years later, Amy is writing her own set lists in her column, Modus Operandi. … read more
Review: Choosing Death: The Improbable History Of Death Metal and...
CHOOSING DEATH: THE IMPROBABLE HISTORY OF DEATH METAL AND GRINDCORE ALBERT MUDRIAN AND JOHN PEEL Feral House Books Street: 10.01.03 This book reaches deep into the earth and pulls out the roots of grindcore and death metal from Day One. Picking up from about the time that the thrash and crossover movements died off, the
Review: Lords of Chaos: The Boodly Rise Of The Satanic...
LORDS OF CHAOS: THE BLOODY RISE OF THE SATANIC UNDERGROUND (REVISED SECOND EDITION) MICHAEL MOYNIHAN AND DIDRIK SODERLIND Feral House Books Street: 11.01.03 If you are into black metal in any way, read this! It will give you an understanding of what black metal is and of the definite divisions that exist within its ranks.