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Hollywood Palomino Night. The Roxy. 04.26.15

Hollywood Palomino Night. The Roxy. 04.26.15 What defines country music? Wikipedia defines it as a “genre of American popular music that originated in Southern United States in the 1920s.” It goes on to say country music “often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments.”  I can’t really argue with those… Read more →

notes from the coast: Redd Kross. The Roxy. 08.07.12

God bless Redd Kross!  It’s been 15 years since their last album, Show World,  and amazingly in 2012, they’ve released a gem of an album called Researching the Blues.  The brothers McDonald have never sounded better and have come back to bring their infectious brand of power/punk/pop/glam/rock back to the world. One of the oldest punk bands I can remember… Read more →

notes from the coast: Prong. Viper Room. 03.22.12

One of my favorite metal albums from the ‘Great American Metal Drought’ of the 90’s was Cleansing by the highly underrated NY crossover kings, Prong.  I’m a huge Tommy Victor fan, love his guitar tone, love his riffs and love his passion. The guy is a meat and potatoes metal warrior and whether he was influential or not, he was… Read more →

notes from the coast: Wolves in the Throne Room. Chelsea Wolfe. Echoplex. 01.26.12

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll already know we’re big fans of Chelsea Wolfe and Wolves in the Throne Room. Both acts topped most of our lists last year in almost every category. So it’s with extreme jealously that I present Genji’s review of the joint bill at Echoplex last Thursday night. There’s a certain backlash against underground bands, particularly… Read more →

notes from the coast: Cavalera Conspiracy. 11.02.11

Max and Igor Cavalera, the two famed metal brothers who formed the legendary Sepultura, have been playing together for the last few years as Cavalera Conspiracy, after not even talking to each other for over 10 years when Max left the band. For those unfamiliar with Cavalera Conspiracy, their sound falls somewhere between the classic thrash of prime era Sepultura… Read more →