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Music: Twlight's First Gleaming

Greg Dulli discusses his new Twilight Singers project and the future of the Whigs

0 Comments · Thursday, September 7, 2000
By his own admission, at least four times a week Greg Dulli eats at the House of Pies, a greasy spoon within walking distance of his Los Angeles pad. He sits on the outside patio because he can sm  

Cover Story: The Life and Death and Life of the Ass Ponys

A tale of how one local band experienced the glory and disappointment of a major record deal, only to eventually rediscover their love for music

0 Comments · Thursday, April 13, 2000
Man, oh man, were we stupid. It's almost funny now to think how naive everyone was about the way the world works. Grunge and the Lollapalooza mania of the Alternative Rock nation couldn't chang  

Music: One Good Dose of Thunder

R&B singer Kelis sings her mind on her new release, Kaleidoscope

0 Comments · Thursday, March 30, 2000
In a genre that often traffics in sonic and visual conformity, blond-and pink-haired singer Kelis is like the Dennis Rodman of R&B -- brash, independent and alien -- but too talented to ignore. T  

Music: Aphrodisiac

DJ Aphrodite brings his beats and skills (and a 'less is more' attitude) to the local club front

0 Comments · Thursday, March 9, 2000
Gavin King, aka Aphrodite, has cheekily been dubbed "The Fatboy Slim of drum 'n bass." He may not have crossed over to the pop charts the way the "Rockafeller Skank" guy did, but Aphrodite br  

Music: Fu Manchu Your Food Carefully

Fu Manchu remember Metal's heavy past with a hard and slow approach and a sense of humor to boot

0 Comments · Thursday, January 20, 2000
Rock & Roll isn't brain surgery, and Orange County's Fu Manchu is the band that proves it. Their kind of low-end, primordial Metal, dubbed "Stoner Rock," is growing in popularity, though it's  

Music: Indie Idicator

A look at this year's upcoming fresh batch of new Indie music

0 Comments · Thursday, January 13, 2000
There was a promise made a little over a year ago. With the downturn in sales and expectations of Alternative Rock and the purchase of Polygram by the Seagram's/Universal monolith, indie labels  

Music: Happiness Is ...

Our Lady Peace move past the mainstream Rock with their latest, philosophical release

0 Comments · Thursday, October 14, 1999
Since forming in 1993, Our Lady Peace have opened for some of the monsters (and dinosaurs) of Rock -- Page/Plant, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Alanis Morrisette and now Creed. A case of always the   

Music: Rock's Not Dead

Dogged by lineup shakeups and certain persistent comparisons, Verbena continue on the path to Rock & Roll Nirvana

0 Comments · Thursday, September 30, 1999
There's something a little ridiculous about being in a Rock band. Only so many poses that can be struck with a guitar, only so many emotions that can be conveyed over three chords, and only so m  

Music: Royal Truck Ups

The old view of Indie Noise vets Royal Trux as dilapidated screw-ups gives way to a new, mature model

0 Comments · Thursday, September 16, 1999
Musicians, as a rule, are eccentric. Fine. But Royal Trux do more than dress weird, take drugs or pine for an acting career. Jennifer Herrema, half of the bluesy sludge/noise band is one part Br  

Music: Kool and the Gang

Multi-faceted rapper Kool Keith adds The King to his expanded array of alternate personalities

0 Comments · Thursday, September 2, 1999
Musically speaking, there are at least two kinds of visionaries. First there are those who, like Kurt Cobain or Chuck D., see how things are in the world and describe those things eloquently. The