Earthless started releasing anachronistic 40-minute jams steeped in 70s hard-rock riffing at a time in the early 2000s when spindly postpunk seemed to dominate the underground rock landscape. A new wave of psychedelic metal was also beginning to take shape, though, and the Southern California trio’s studio debut, 2005’s Sonic Prayer, opens with a track […]
The Cool Kids hit Temperance to celebrate the tenth birthday of their first EP, an all-star Chicago crew plays Black Sabbath and Abba at the same Halloween show, and more.
Bad Axe got a regular gig thanks to Rahm Emanuel’s mom and a belated vinyl release thanks to Permanent Records.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is a crushing tune from their debut album.
The stoner-metal titans return with more Sabbath worship.
Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. front man Jason Molina produced a prodigious catalog of stark and heartbreaking music. Then he disappeared.
Mountain Goats singer John Darnielle’s first full-length novel, Wolf in White Van, deserves its place on the National Book Awards long list.
Current musical obsessions of Verma’s Whitney Johnson, Toupee’s Whitney Allen, and the Reader‘s Kevin Warwick
A beer that Samuel and Jesse Edwin Evans of Ale Syndicate fell in love with as home brewers in 2005 finally gets its first commercial bottling.
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