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July 1st, 2011 - 5:55 pm § in Freelance Work

Ilsa, The Body, Assembly of Light Choir, and Braveyoung Perform at St. Stephen’s Tonight – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper

What better way to kick off a summer weekend than with a heady mix of post-rock, ephemeral doom, brutal crust metal, and, um, a 14-woman vocal choir? via Ilsa, The Body, Assembly of Light Choir, and Braveyoung Perform at St. Stephen’s Tonight – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper.[...]

January 25th, 2011 - 3:41 pm § in Freelance Work

Magrudergrind’s Scion Deal Alienated Its Peers. Does It Matter? – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper

Magrudergrind singer Avi Kulawy doesn’t want to talk about Scion, the Toyota brand that controversially released the group’s recent EP, Crusher. via Magrudergrind’s Scion Deal Alienated Its Peers. Does It Matter? – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper. I had a lot of fun delving into [...]

June 30th, 2010 - 2:30 am § in True/Slant

The blogosphere doesn't need Pitchfork's Altered Zones

Popular indie music site Pitchfork announced it will launch Altered Zones, a sister site dedicated to DIY sounds so obscure not even those on staff at Pitchfork have heard of some of the bands or dreamt up cool new tags for the zany new tunes. Pitchfork has some lofty goals for the site, which will [...]

May 24th, 2010 - 7:30 pm § in True/Slant

R.I.P. Slipknot bassist Paul Gray

The Des Moines Register is reporting that Slipknot bassist Paul Gray has died: Paul Dedrick Gray, 38, of Johnston was found dead at approximately 10:50 a.m. today by an employee at TownePlace Suites, 8800 Northpark Drive, police said. There was no evidence of foul play, police said, but the investig[...]

May 16th, 2010 - 4:44 pm § in True/Slant

R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio

Metal icon Ronnie James Dio has died. Dio’s wife, Wendy, released the following statement Sunday morning on Blabbermouth.net: “Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45 a.m. [on Sunday] 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private goodbyes before he [...]

April 4th, 2010 - 4:12 pm § in True/Slant

The Dillinger Escape Plan live at Reggie's Rock Club

The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s reputation precedes the band. The mathcore quintet is (in)famous for their chaotic live sets, which are known for hosting waves of crowd-surfing and leaving members of the crowd and/or band with a broken bone or two. Such a legendary live performance might explain w[...]

December 27th, 2009 - 11:04 pm § in True/Slant

The Best Overlooked Albums Of The Aughts

The new year is almost here, and with it comes a maelstrom of “End of the Year Lists.” Here on Ex-Spectator, I’ll be rolling out a few “End of the Year”/”End of the Decade” lists. Today’s list: The Best Overlooked Albums of the Aughts. A while back I started an ongoing feature called[...]

December 8th, 2009 - 3:16 am § in True/Slant

GWAR at House of Blues, December 7

Metal never really gets the credit it deserves. Behind the seemingly impenetrable wall of sound – that rush of gruff vocals, ear-shattering drumming, whiplash-inducing guitar work and pounding bass – rests something irresistible. The aural atmospheres seem to plug into a part of the brai[...]

November 26th, 2009 - 4:03 am § in Perfect Lines

Kuma's Secretly Hearts Emo

I’d heard of Kuma’s Corner for months and have craved their metal-themed hamburgers and pretzel buns for many a month I’ve lived in Chicago. Tonight, I set out for the famous metal bar and was able to snatch a spot before the looming crowd grew larger than the small room had space [...]

November 11th, 2009 - 1:15 am § in True/Slant

Overlooked in the Aughts: Aereogramme – A Story In White

Overlooked in the Aughts is an ongoing feature focusing on some of the best albums from the 2000s that haven’t quite received the attention they deserved. Today’s post: Aereogramme’s A Story In White. Metal. It’s one word that can just about demolish any band’s chances of gain[...]



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