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  • 13 years ago

    After more than 25 years in the music business, Johnette Napolitano has made her masterpiece. From the haunting synth programming on "Amazing" to the poignant ballad "The Scientist" to her deep 'n' doomy cover of Lou Reed's "All Tomorrow's Parties...

  • 13 years ago

    The holidays are a time of family, schmaltzy Christmas commercials that somehow make you cry and, for music journalists, list-making. Lots and lots of list-making. Over the past few years, the availability of year-end critics' lists has multiplied...

  • 13 years ago

    Otep Shamaya says, "Art is war." The singer for her namesake L.A.-based metal-fusion band, Otep, considers herself a revolutionary and makes art catharsis via visceral screams and songs that sear the ears like hot grease. Her lyrics are laden with...

  • 13 years ago

    If you're gonna have an organ player in your group and call yourselves Oh My God, you could be mistaken for a Christian rock band. So indie trio OMG has this clarification on its MySpace page: "This Chicago rock band is not affiliated with God or ...

  • 14 years ago

    Legend says that blues great Robert Johnson made a deal with the devil at the crossroads in exchange for ungodly musical skill. Dax Riggs, former singer/guitarist of indie-rock duo Dead Boy and the Elephantmen, seems to have had a similar meeting ...

  • 14 years ago

    Dear Gods of Rock: It's me, The Mullet. Please kill me. My time on this earth—hanging off Richard Marx's head as it sang "Don't Mean Nothin'," going to Indigo Girls shows and bathing in NASCAR exhaust fumes—has been fun, but I just can...

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