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Scratch Acid reignite a compact snap

In general, people who care about music make too big a deal about the notion of talent.
Economy hardware
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 04, 2011

Human touch

“Get me something to stop the bleeding!” were the first words to come spilling out of David Yow’s mouth as his recently reunited Jesus Lizard tore into the first song of their triumphant set last Saturday night at the Paradise.
The Jesus Lizard, live at the Paradise Rock Club, November 14, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 20, 2009

Photos: The Jesus Lizard at Paradise Rock Club

The Jesus Lizard, live at the Paradise Rock Club, November 14, 2009
The Jesus Lizard, live at the Paradise Rock Club, November 14, 2009
By JEROME ENO  |  November 20, 2009

Dirty old men

"We were kind of just . . . normal guys who liked to . . . enjoy stuff."
The Jesus Lizard return to rewreck rock
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 13, 2009
6 finger list

Don't call it a comeback

Six Finger Satellite founder and frontman Jeremiah "J." Ryan has news for anyone assuming that the upcoming Six Finger Satellite mini-tour is a harbinger for some big 6FS reunion, following the recent release of Half Control on Load Records, original
Six Finger Satellite never left. And never will 
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 07, 2009

Technical difficulties

Last week, Tristan da Cunha and I brainstormed some strategies by which they might finally hit the big time. Like, getting a charismatic frontman.
The trouble with Tristan da Cunha
By MATT PARISH  |  June 26, 2009


Heavy mettle

It might have been in Lake Station, Indiana, that Hel Toro realized that, no, they were not all that metal.
Hel Toro are just brutal enough
By MATT PARISH  |  November 03, 2008

18 big hits

This year, the number of great albums increased twofold across all genres, from hip-hop to metal, from swing to punk.
Providence local music: 2007 in review
By BOB GULLA  |  December 18, 2007

In living color

Trying to write something original about Whitey, Andy Newman’s new band, requires a lot of invention.
Whitey covers a lot of ground; plus, the sounds of Rocky Point  
By BOB GULLA  |  September 12, 2007

The Jesus Lizard

Yep, this is about how we remember it.
Live | MVD
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  July 06, 2007

Proud to be loud

So what would prompt a person to fly to Chicago for a long weekend only to stand around at a music festival whose headliners were on the level of the unpronounceable !!!, the Steve Albini/Bob Weston noise machine Shellac, and Arizona Giant Sand mates Cal
Inside Touch and Go’s indie empire
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 20, 2006


Touch and Go turns 25

Next month, the indie label Touch & Go will celebrate 25 years of searing post-punk and challenging indie rock with a three-day block party, September 8-10, in Chicago.
The label's best
By ADAM MOERDER  |  August 15, 2006