Just Another Fan on Stage: An Interview with Matt Freeman

Just Another Fan on Stage: An Interview with Matt Freeman
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Matt Freeman is the best bass player out there, and he’s been proving it for years in Rancid and, before that, in Operation Ivy. When longtime Social Distortion bassist John

The Inevitable Evolution of Isis: An Interview with Aaron Turner

The Inevitable Evolution of Isis: An Interview with Aaron Turner
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In September of 2002, a Boston-based band called Isis released its second full-length album, Oceanic (Ipecac Recordings), and shattered the boundaries of heavy/aggressive music. Back in 2001, the group released

In Camera

In Camera
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“Reverse cowgirl indie-rock with a cigarette after;” said In Camera when asked to describe themselves. Six months together, this group of musicians are all barely 21, all live in the

Localized: Victrola

Localized: Victrola
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Localized is a monthly showcase of local bands. This 8th of October, we bring you (although you clearly don’t deserve it) On Vibrato and Victrola. This would be a good

Localized: On Vibrato

Localized: On Vibrato
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Localized is a monthly showcase of local bands. This 8th of October, we bring you (although you clearly don’t deserve it) On Vibrato and Victrola. This would be a good

Speak Nonfiction, Bleed Nonfiction: Q and Not U Bring a Message to the People

Speak Nonfiction, Bleed Nonfiction: Q and Not U Bring a...
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I have always been a member of the music-and-politics-don’t-really-mix-because-no-one-cares-what-musicians-have-to-say-anyhow camp. Obviously, I can’t ignore the glaring exceptions to the rule. For instance, consider the reverence that Bob Marley and his

Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly
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I was assigned to interview members of Flogging Molly. I was looking forward to it; particularly the part about talking to Matt Hensley, the accordion player. I’ve hung out with

Thunder and Lightning: A Late-Night Encounter with Modey Lemon

Thunder and Lightning: A Late-Night Encounter with Modey Lemon
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While Phil made a final comment, “If you like the Liars new record, then you will like our new stuff,” the three of them stepped out into the night. The

Red Eyed Legends – October 2004

Red Eyed Legends – October 2004
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“We’re the red-eyed legends from the night before, the TV babies from the media war.” – The Germs. [Red Eyed Legends: “Red Eyed” doesn’t have a hypen, you grammar-purist assholes.]

ANTiSEEN – October 2004

ANTiSEEN – October 2004
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Wait! Wait before you go forming your political views based around your favorite kiddy punk band or Punkvoter.com and its brainless communist Hot Topic army. The least you can do