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Album Review: Order Of The Gash

Configuraton (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[DEATH METAL] Hearing Configuration makes me realize how many times I’ve seen Order of the Gash in DIY settings with inadequate sound systems. These three good folks operate without ego, alway   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 NATHAN CARSON

Star Wars: Uncut

Greedo shot first. Han shot his own movie.


Movie Reviews & Stories
A long time ago, a USC student named George transformed his love of Buck Rogers serials, pulp novels and Japanese cinema into the greatest space-opera film of all time. Since then, he’s redeco   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 NATHAN CARSON

Giving Up the Ghost

Don’t fear the Reaper—even if it’s a really convincing-looking Reaper.


Music Stories
“A lot of black-metal bands have an agenda where they actually say, ‘We want you to kill yourself,’” bemoans Ghost’s frontman. “We don’t have an agenda. Our uppermost goal is not t   More
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 NATHAN CARSON

Album Review: Danava

Hemisphere of Shadows (Kemado)


Album Reviews
[METAL] On its self-titled debut album in 2006, local hard-rock band Danava established itself as a formidable power trio with a healthy laser-gloss of analog synth to push its sound into outer    More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Opeth


Music Stories
Formed: In 1990 in Stockholm. Sounds like: Swedish death metal from the ’90s having a fireside chat with progressive rock from the ’70s. For fans of: Morbid Angel, King Crimson, Camel, Metallica,    More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 NATHAN CARSON

Cut of the Day (Exclusive): White Orange, "Dinosaur Bones," White Orange

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The dream of the 90s is alive in White Orange’s jam space. This Portland quartet is unapologetically grunge in a way that’s markedly less metallic than even Red Fang. A band that is fearless about treading on questionable turf while also being driven to produce new music at a frantic pace is destined to experience rapid growth. Case in point: White Orange’s latest tune, “Dinosaur Bones.”...   More
 
Thursday, July 28, 2011 by NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Queens of the Stone Age


Music Stories
Formed: In Palm Desert, Calif., 1997. Sounds like: Innovative corporate rock with pop hooks that shoots from the hip. Yup, that used to happen. For fans of: Kyuss, Devo, ZZ Top, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin,   More
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Steely Dan


Music Stories
Formed: Walter Becker and Donald Fagen met at Bard College in 1967. Sounds like: Yacht rock! For fans of: Michael McDonald, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago, the Doobie Brothers, Duke Ellington, Bob Dylan and E   More
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Lost Lockets


Music Stories
Formed: In Portland in the deep winter of 2006. Sounds like: It sounds a lot like what David Lynch directing O Brother, Where Art Thou? would look like. For fans of: Gospel, Twin Peaks, Kate Bush, 4AD   More
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Man Or Astroman?


Music Stories
Formed: Auburn, Ala., in 1992. Sounds like: The Ventures on a steady diet of Space Ghost and Hawkwind. For fans of: Surf rock, Link Wray, Dead Moon, Estrus Records, Mystery Science Theater 3000. Why you care: Man or Astroman? launched from its pad in the    More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 NATHAN CARSON
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