Posts Tagged ‘2013’

– Interview by David Huff / Photos by James Villa – “The Venomous Rat Continues its Musical Rampage” Robert Bartleh Cummings, better known by his legal name, Rob Zombie, has created quite an impressive resume for himself the past 25 years. Most people know him as a rock star, film director and horror enthusiast. Though…

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– By James Villa – Japanese rock band DIR EN GREY has released The Unraveling via iTunes in North America.  The album presents the new song “Unraveling” alongside a reconstruction of past hits. DIR EN GREY begin a 14-date North American headline run that begins at Trees in Dallas, TX on November 3, and concludes on Nov…

– Words by Michal Elizabeth Smith / Photos by James Villa – On Tour caught up with psychedelic rock quintet, Un Chien back in May to have an exclusive listen to the recording of their up and coming album. Their highly anticipated single, “Gasoline Rainbow” is the magnum opus of the brilliant and imaginative band. Betwe…

1942 – 2013 Lou Reed’s final walk on the wild side By Bob Lefsetz Our rockers, they don’t last long. I came to the Velvet Underground late. I didn’t listen to their first LP and start a band. A friend played me “Sister Ray” back in ’68, but I saw no need to buy the album, same deal with the Mothers of Invention, I had…

– By Austin Reed – “PUSH PLAY” From the standpoint of dance music creation, production and general popularity, I’m deeply proprietary. I’m not naïve enough to believe that the best dance music in the world is born in the United States, but I’m also not quite burned enough to believe that it couldn’t. After all, the gen…

Freaker’s Ball – Words and Photos by James Villa – Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like every time you turn around, Korn is making another tour stop in the Lone Star State. Don’t get me wrong, this pioneering nu metal band is still at the top of their game. I do suspect, however, that the return of guitarist Brian Wel…

Verizon Wireless Theater (Grand Prairie, TX) – Words by Jordan Buford / Photos by James Villa –Last Saturday Paramore descended on the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, bringing along Hellogoodbye and Metric for the “Self-Titled” Tour. Having followed the band closely for over eight years, I essentially grew up with Pa…