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Music: 'Block' Party

Peter Bjorn and John: Sweden's biggest export since fish, blondes and ABBA?

0 Comments · Sunday, December 2, 2007
When it comes to presentation, ostentation has been out for a long time, a strange turn of events for Rock historians to ponder. Few would've imagined during the height of Mötley Crüe  

Music: Beneath the Underdogs

Underneath the fast, boozy pace, Boston's Dropkick Murphys show a deep sense of history and emotion

0 Comments · Sunday, November 11, 2007
As they're so often identified with Good Will Hunting-esque Boston, it isn't much of a surprise when Dropkick Murphy's vocalist Al Barr takes our call on his cell phone while driving back from   

Music: That '70s Whoa

The eccentric Fiery Furnaces re-emerge with a new album inspired by '70s Rock and women's magazines

0 Comments · Monday, October 8, 2007
My conversation with Fiery Furnaces composer Matthew Friedberger got off to a rocky start, aided and abetted by the Furnaces' own media kit. In the notes, it is stated that their latest record, W  

Music: Bottom Feeders

With 'The Bottom Half,' Umphrey's McGee gives fans quality leftovers from its last CD

0 Comments · Saturday, September 15, 2007
Brendan Bayliss said he'd never before heard the sentiment that his music goes well with warm weather, but the thought seems to please the Umphrey's McGee singer/guitarist. There's just somethi  

Music: Rules of Engagement

While singer Howard Jones eschews the spotlight, Metalcore leaders Killswitch Engage can't escape it

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Sometimes you can tell a Metal singer from his speaking voice. The slow-moving, get-clear baritones of Pantera's Phil Anselmo always made him sound fresh from the gladiatorial arena, with a blade  

Music: Hope and Faith

Godly AltMetal band Flyleaf sings not only about the tunnel, but also the light at the end of it

0 Comments · Monday, June 25, 2007
Flyleaf is one of those bands that put me in touch with my inner 15-year-old. The songs on their self-titled 2005 LP encompass the three Cs -- crisp, concise and catchy -- and Lacey Mosley's voca  

Music: Yo Bum Rush the Flow

On eclectic new album, Indie legends Yo La Tengo embrace emotional and aesthetic spontaneity

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The title of rarified indie trio Yo La Tengo's new album, I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass, has caused some speculation among the Rock press over to whom or what it refers. Some s  

Music: In Lamb of God We Trust

Popular Metal act lets up on Bush, but still thinks "the human race is a disease on this planet"

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Although acclaimed Metal act Lamb of God was nominated for a Grammy Award this year, you'd never know it from observing or listening to vocalist Randy Blythe. He was conspicuously absent from th  

Film: The Chase Is Over

Remembering Director John Frankenheimer

0 Comments · Thursday, July 18, 2002
When thinking about the great films of John Frankenheimer, who passed away on July 6, many people immediately recall The Manchurian Candidate. It's not difficult to see why. Not only was it delir  

Cover Story: Roman Redux

'Gladiator' reunites Hollywood with the blood-and-sandals epic

0 Comments · Thursday, May 25, 2000
Tons of people have crowded multiplexes over the past two weeks to see Gladiator's Russell Crowe hack and scowl at everyone, but do they know it's been a quarter century since Hollywood's last