Paris is considered one of the most romantic cities in the world. But guitarist/vocalist Thomas Bellier and bassist Antoine Morel-Vulliez -- co-founders of psych-rock outfit Blaak Heat Shujaa -- had no problems high-tailing it out of there for Los Angeles in 2010.
"Paris is the most fucking borin ... More >>
No band has ever failed to live up to its own potential quite like Metallica. While the other three quarters of thrash metal's "big four" (Testament, Megadeth and Slayer) still cut records and tour for receptive audiences, Metallica moved on to Kid Rock and Nickelback territory. We're used to it now ... More >>
Fri, Oct 5
The Viper Room
Pasadena's Gypsyhawk deftly blend metallic guitars and fantasy/science-obsessed lyrics with a rock and roll boogie swagger. On the group's new album Revelry & Resilience, the raspy shouts of bassist/vocalist Eric Harris and the blistering yet warm solos of guitar ... More >>
Jena ArdellGuess we hit a nerve when we called out Dave Grohl for his anti-EDM Grammy Awards acceptance speech.
Besides tons of hate mail (our favorite told us to " ... go eat a bag of dicks") and some support (Moby's former manager noted we were there when that real punk rocker went electro ... More >>
Timothy NorrisKyuss LivesSee also our post on Kyuss Lives: Five Reasons To Embrace The Group Without Josh Homme
Better than...16 years of waiting to see members of Kyuss perform these songs live.
John Garcia, Nick Oliveri, and Brant Bjork have been touring ... More >>
Between 1988 and 1995, desert-rockers Kyuss made a valiant effort to save rock 'n' roll. The band's mixture of Black Sabbath-style riffs and a laid-back desert attitude helped them establish the genre of stoner rock. Though not a commercial success at the time, their shadow looms large over rock and ... More >>
You head over to a band's YouTube or Bandcamp page because your computer will never physically (or emotionally) recover MySpace giving it herpes, and Justin Timberlake be damned, you're never going back to THAT place.
Very interesting things are happening with the guitars, drums, and bass, ... More >>
Here we are once again, with our servicey enterprise that's both informative and educational. A mix of genres awaits you at the jump as we go through awesome bands in M-Q playing SXSW official showcases.
Mike Desert, guitarist and vocalist from San Francisco-based punk band Jack Saints, has the coolest YouTube channel I've seen yet. Since the band originally formed in Palm Springs in the mid-1990s, the members bore witness to tons of cool Southern California shows at venues that no longer exi ... More >>