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After 13 years, singer/guitarist Aaron Turner and the band (all New England kids except Ohio native Meyer) have announced that they're packing it in.
Isis call it quits with a last-hurrah tour
| June 18, 2010
To paraphrase some wisdom from Jake "The Snake" Roberts, if a man has power, he never has to raise his voice. Jake was explaining why, unlike his adversaries, he didn't keep screaming gibberish. But it's a universal truth.
Soulsavers keep it eerie on the ears
| September 18, 2009
Zu | Carboniferous
Zu — an instrumental outfit formed in Rome in 1999 — were destined to be on Mike Patton's Ipecac label.
| February 09, 2009
Though rough and inarticulate, the visceral, glottal sounds that Tagaq generates impart meaning and emotion.
Auk/Blood | Ipecac
MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY
| September 10, 2008
Portland scene report: June 13, 2008
As you get excited for the new Jerks of Grass album, be on the lookout for Joe Walsh.
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| June 11, 2008
Northern State’s YouTube video for “Better Already” is a thing of low-budget beauty.
Northern State keep their raps real
| August 14, 2007
Heart of darkness
Jackie Estacado’s 21st birthday turns out to be a nightmare.
A hitman battles the enemy within in The Darkness
| July 10, 2007
Kool Koala weekend
On Kid Koala’s new album we hear a sample of the Kid’s mom speaking to her favorite son.
SPACE hosts the weird worlds of hip-hop
| April 18, 2007
Aaron Turner, frontman of the formerly Boston-based art-metal act Isis, is not easily swayed by the idea that nurture affects a developing entity more than nature. Isis, "Dulcinea" (mp3)
Isis thrive out on the West Coast
| March 13, 2007
Noise in the ’hood
Listening to Dälek (pronounced DIE-a-leck) is a visceral experience for even the most prepared listener.
The experimental hip-hop of Dälek
| February 21, 2007
On the racks: October 31, 2006
Plus Lady Sovereign, Isis, and Flavor Flav.
The Who, Deftones, Meatloaf
| November 02, 2006
Club gigs by superstars are inherently contrived, exclusionary, economically unsustainable. They also feel more human because they are more human. Duh.
Justin Timberlake, Avalon, August 26, 2006
| August 29, 2006
Sure, there’s a low-grade shock factor in Norah Jones’s crooning the word “motherfucker.” Peeping Tom, “Mojo”
Peeping Tom | Ipecac
| July 18, 2006
On the Racks: May 30, 2006
Plus, Jamie Lidell and Herbert get in the mix.
Sophie Barker, Les Claypool, and Peeping Tom
| May 31, 2006
Hearing it out
Here are some releases that I’ve been meaning to get to. There’s no time like now.
The Goners, Anomalous, and more
| May 10, 2006
Atlanta rapper T.I. pushed 500,000 King units the first week, but I don’t think his pro forma rags-or-riches movie debut ATL or America’s boner for all things Southern deserve the credit.
King | Grand Hustle/Atlantic
| April 20, 2006
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