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Stories by Andrew Perez

Depeche Mode — bleeding black hearts upon their sleeves

In a world that seems to be crumbling, where the bad guys have won and are beginning to remake the planet to fit their greedy agendas, art has become more valuable than ever. With their ...

March 24, 2017
Leonard Cohen gets darker

In a recent interview with New Yorker magazine, bohemian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen stated that he was ready to die, that his health was shot and that he didn’t have much time left. His latest album, ...

November 4, 2016
Romp with the Pixies

From forming in Boston in 1986 to being one of the chief influences on Kurt Cobain and scoring that last shot in David Fincher’s Fight Club, the Pixies have come a long way. Head Carrier, ...

September 30, 2016
Nick Cave's latest a gothic ode from a father to a son

Sometimes the most beautiful of art is created under the most tragic of circumstances. Such is the case with Nick Cave and his latest album with the Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree. During the recording of ...

September 9, 2016
Immerse yourself in A Moon Shaped Pool

The album is a dead art form. In a world dominated by digital downloads, shortened attention spans and an industry with a fetish for singles and airplay, music has lost it’s artistry. Gone are the ...

May 13, 2016
The Jeff Buckley mystique

On the night of May 29, 1997, in Memphis, Tennessee, Jeff Buckley was set to begin work on an album of new material. While waiting for his band to arrive from New York, Buckley decided ...

March 18, 2016
It's the end of the world as Muse knows it...

It was the end of the world inside the Valley View Casino Center, and the audience couldn’t have been happier. The destruction and mayhem was courtesy of British space rockers Muse, who are currently on ...

January 8, 2016
Eagles of Death Metal and the seven-year itch

The Eagles of Death Metal has never been a band that cares much about being labeled irreverent. With tongues firmly wedged into their cheeks, Jesse Hughes (on vocals and guitar) and Queens of the Stone ...

October 9, 2015
Drones, by Muse

This is the album Muse was built to make. Bombastic, hard-hitting, and pretentious (in a good way), Drones takes the trio’s brand of paranoid space rock and brings it to an all-new level of science-fiction ...

June 26, 2015
Washed-out fame vampire

When Marilyn Manson first sauntered onto the music scene in 1994, he represented all the repressed fears and anxieties of white America. Gaunt, ghoulish, and grotesque, Manson reveled in the macabre debauchery and anarchistic devolution ...

February 13, 2015
Cheek to Cheek, by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

In a smoky, darkened nightclub, the stage is bare save for two figures singing in the gloom. A woman sits playfully at a piano as her partner sips a scotch on the rocks and smiles ...

October 24, 2014
Blue Öyster Cult takes no prisoners at Sycuan

Thud! Thud! Monstrous footsteps echo throughout the room. “Oh no, can it be,” singer Eric Bloom’s voice quivers. “Rising out of the Pacific Ocean, he lurches his way toward San Diego!” The footsteps grow louder ...

February 7, 2014
...Like Clockwork, by Queens of the Stone Age

“Healing, like fire from a gun/ Kneeling, my God in the sun,” wails Josh Homme on “My God Is the Sun,” the first single from Queens of the Stone Age’s new album. The song sounds ...

September 6, 2013
Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds bloom at the Balboa

Nick Cave's shadow bounced across the wall, resembling a black skeleton dancing a jig, while he wailed about a mofo named "Stagger Lee." Alongside his band the Bad Seeds, Cave tore through a two-hour set ...

April 19, 2013
Muse and the mothership descend on Valley View

Once spurned as another Radiohead rip-off, Muse has grown into a band with its own identity. With hints of Queen in its blood, Muse makes unique, bombastic arena rock. And rock they did at the ...

January 25, 2013
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