Alex Gray is a wave chaser. The 26 year-old professional surfer is more than comfortable riding some of the world's most consequential waves, coming out of every session with a smile on his face. But what would drive a man to such extremes as paddling into 20-foot barrels and 45-foot behemoths?
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Scott 'Wino' Weinrich is a man who over the last 35 years has helped define heavy music, starting with Maryland's doom-y Obsessed and L.A. St. Vitus and now culminating with this fine return to form, Premonition 13. They'll be opening for Sleep this weekend and they're streaming their full album ... More >>
Fast CompanyDid he mean a post-it gun?We know the texting generation is more comfortable using their letters -- and now, with new e-mail capabilities, Facebook can finally erase any lingering need for verbal communication -- but we had hoped at least bank robbers might keep it loud and old-sc ... More >>
In the strange wake of music's digital rebirth, vinyl has experienced a modest boom in popularity, seen by many as a replacement for the awkward middleman that is the compact disc. INCHES reviews the output of L.A.'s healthy vinyl community (artists and labels, indie or other), believing that good m ... More >>
Twenty-three years ago, a cinematic meteorite slammed into the American landscape. The 1986 DIY film was Heavy Metal Parking Lot and it portrayed nothing more than its namesake; the unruly Schlitz-drinking, ape-drape-adorned metal heads meandering in a Landover, Maryland parking lot b ... More >>