Jeff Niesel


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  • 17 years ago

    In the midst of his sixth tour of the United States, Uz Jsme Doma singer-guitarist Miroslav (Mirek) Wanek says he has finally realized why the Prague band, which has visited this country to tour at least once a year since 1995, makes such a delibe...

  • 18 years ago

    The most remarkable thing about Elliott's 1998 debut, U.S. Songs, was its packaging. The disc came enclosed in a grayish silver slipcase that folded open to reveal two pristine booklets with liner notes and beautiful photographs. It almost didn't ...

  • 18 years ago

    It's mid-morning and guitarist Charlie Hunter sounds surprised as he picks up the phone and cuts off his answering machine, which beat him to the punch. "I didn't even hear the phone ring; I'm going to have to fire my phone," Hunter says with a la...

  • 18 years ago

    Shellac1000 Hurts(Touch and Go)Über-producer, general pain in the ass, and guitarist-engineer Steve Albini has a keen ear for abrasive sounds. During the mid-'80s, before his work with Nirvana, Bush, and PJ Harvey (and countless others) turne...

  • 18 years ago

    Enon While Brainiac, which released several records on Touch and Go Records, never inked a deal with a major record label (DreamWorks was reportedly interested during the band's final days), it was one of several great bands to emerge from Dayton ...

  • 18 years ago

    The Bacon Brothers Take away the name recognition that actor Kevin Bacon brings to the Bacon Brothers -- a band he fronts with his brother Michael -- and you've got a standard-issue rock act that would be hard-pressed to get even a record deal. Th...


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