Monthly Archives: July 2010

QOTSA Release an “Unreleased” Track For Reissue of Rated R

On June 6, 2000 Queens of the Stone Age released its breakout album Rated R and it jettisoned the band into the blinding limelight as the act that would save rock and roll.  This trippy, fuzzy, distorted, Californian five-piece was … Continue reading

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The Music Box: Silver Starling’s Arcade Fire-esque Self-Titled Debut

Track Listing: Something Over Nothing Caught In Your Glow Closer Blind Ghosts Love And A Broken Heart Blue Light This Is Not A Dream The News Old Man The Band: Marcus Paquin didn’t guide his Canadian five-piece down a musical … Continue reading

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Tom Morello and Boots Riley cover M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes”

Unbeknown to me, Rage Against the Machine guitar warlock Tom Morello has apparently formed another side-project (in 2006?) and its work is far superior to anything Audioslave has ever done.  Street Sweeper Social Club (SSSC) is a two-man band that … Continue reading

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The Music Box: The Great Bandini, starring as The Great Bandini, in “The Great Bandini”

Track Listing: Maintain Relaxation Rubber Knives Are You In Love With Him? Anyone To Blame I’m Supposed To Know One And One This Side Is Ours No Reply Testa Mia Angela Sleep Through The Summer Release Date: 6/22/08 The Band: … Continue reading

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Who’s Playing Jersey Tonight: Scehdule (7/27/10)

The Band: Hanson Location: Starland Ballroom Doors @ 6:30 w/A Rocket to the Moon Money: $28.00 The Band: Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers/Matt Hires Location: Maxwell’s in Hoboken @ 8:30 p.m. Money: ? Band: Dr. Cheeko Location: Martell’s Tiki Bar … Continue reading

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Punk Royalty Sylvain Sylvain and Cheetah Chrome Rock Brighton Bar (7/24/10)

The Brighton Bar is an ill lit, dingy, and cramped rock club.  Speakers and amps rest upon plastic milk crates.  A poorly aged punk with a disheveled head of frizzy hair pulls out his bank card, dipping into his savings … Continue reading

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Playing Today In NJ: Saturday 7/24/10

The Band: The Batusis (feat. Sylvain Sylvain of The NY Dolls and Cheetah Chrome of The Dead Boys) Location: The Brighton Bar @ 9:00 p.m. Money: $15 at the door The Band: Railroad Earth Location: The Stone Pony @ 6 … Continue reading

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