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Dax Riggs Redefines Dax Riggs

Dax Riggs used to front a Louisiana sludge-metal band in the ’90s called Acid Bath. From then to now, I don’t think he’s changed all that much. Riggs might disagree, but I still hear the ...

August 1, 2012

Before Emo Was a Bad Word: Braid and Owen at The Irenic

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In the Before Time, when emo was not yet synonymous with guyliner, lip rings, anime haircuts, narcissism, self-mutilation, and skintight Hot Topic tees, a handful of Midwest bands defined an era of mid-‘90s emo by adding math rock complexity and ...

Octopus Project

The octopus is an intelligent creature with some amazing abilities. It can squeeze its boneless body through tight spaces. It can crawl along the bottom of the ocean floor or suddenly switch on its built-in ...

October 31, 2012
Titus Andronicus rethinks punk

Punk is getting interesting again. This year, the Russian provocateurs in Pussy Riot proved that punk is still a polarizing political and cultural force. But, musically, punk is thrilling in a way it hasn’t been ...

November 7, 2012
Diamond Rings glitters at Soda Bar

John O’Regan, who has sanctioned the stage name Diamond Rings, brought his ’80s pop show to Soda Bar. In support of his sophomore release, Free Dimensional, the Canadian had been opening for the band Stars ...

November 8, 2012
The Gloomies' synthy surf trip

Andy Craig likes to surf. He grew up soaking in Encinitas beach bliss. But he also needs to rock. The mellow overload caused Craig to escape to New York. “San Diego is a good surf-culture ...

October 28, 2015
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