Pete Freedman

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  • 4 years ago | Longform

    Chris Cantalini is generally a pretty unassuming presence. But he's a little jumpier today, a little restless, and for good reason. He's got a lot on his mind. Thirty-three years old, Cantalini just upgraded from renting a place near White Rock La...

  • 4 years ago | Longform

    It's a Thursday night in late March, a little more than a year removed from the Flaming Lips' memorable free performance—complete with multiple power outages—at the 2010 35 Conferette in Denton. Frontman Wayne Coyne stands swallowed am...

  • 4 years ago | Longform

    Before 1988, Bucks Burnett didn't consider eight-track tapes particularly significant. Sure, he managed the eight-track section of the long-defunct Peaches Records on Lemmon Avenue in the late '70s and early '80s, but he didn't own any eight-track...

  • 5 years ago | Longform

    Two dudes walk into a bathroom. They look a little partied out, if also a little victorious, smiling as they stumble toward the urinals. "Dude," one of the pair says. "That was the best 16 dollars I ever spent." His partner-in-pee-break concurs: "...

  • 6 years ago

    "Death, Metal," by Pete Freedman, February 26 RIP, Abb My best weekends were spent in that club [Joe's Garage]. Every weekend, no matter who was playing, my future wife, three or four friends, and I would overload my little Nissan car and make the...

  • 7 years ago | Longform

    Twenty bands on three stages? That adds up to a lot of metal. How much? Well, this field guide should help. Below you'll find the set times for every band on Ozzfest's bill—along with a 0-10 rating on the band's metal cred and a brief explan...