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Monday Meandering - 3/12/18

@brucecookhere is back with more good stuff

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Friday LinkFrogging - 4/3/15

#LINKFROGGING...fast...furious

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SXSW 2014: Tragedy, punks, and fighting in the streets

Photo: Wilson Lee Photography   …and metal, always metal. But you have to cut a headline somewhere!   The night before I arrived, a 21-year old from Killeen, trying to escape from police chasing him on suspicion of having stolen the car he was in, ran down 23 people on a pedestrian section of Red River Ave., killing two and critically injuring 8 others. There was concern as to what the appropriate response should be, but in the end, the show(s) went on.   After dropp...

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The Shrine 'Bless Off' out Mar. 11; touring Europe now

More three-piece fuzz for your nuzz. The Shrine will release its sophomore LP ‘Bless Off’ Mar. 11 on Tee Pee Records.  Recorded at Eliminator Studios in Venice Beach, Calif., ‘Bless Off’ is the follow-up to the power trio's ‘Primitive Blast’ which was hailed as one of the "Top Los Angeles Metal Albums of 2012" by LA Weekly and one of Decibel magazine's 2012 "Albums of the Year".   The band rec...

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Truckfighters kick off European tour, 'Universe' out in US Feb. 4

One of the first truly exciting rock releases of 2014 is almost here. Swedish power trio Truckfighters will release its fourth studio LP ‘Universe’ in North America Feb. 4 via Fuzzorama Records. The Swedish band, who Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has called "not just the best band I'd ever heard, but the best band that ever existed" and who has created some of the best stoner rock records of the last decade, describes th...

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GonzoGeek's Top 10 Posts of 2013

2013.  Written.  Read.  Ranked.

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SXSW Foot-Wash Girls: Love for all

While wandering around late Wednesday night during SXSW 2013 in Austin, Tex., I ran into these two young ladies offering free foot washing. I had been waiting for a while outside Buffalo Billiards, looking for a way to crash the badges/wristbands-only Ash showcase when they appeared, asking each and every passerby – regardless of size, geometry, color, gender, or generally observable hygiene level – if they wanted their feet washed for free.     After a few minutes on...

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SXSW 2013 - Video Special, Mar. 15: Heaviness and emo-killers

The third and final day of my abridged trip to SXSW is a marathon [aren’t they all? – Ed.], and I ease in slowly by taking care of things nooner style at Brooklyn Vegan with free Jameson and the best vegan food a meat and cheese loving slob like myself will ever eat, a queso made by www.FoodForLovers.com. Truly outstanding. Come for the flavor, stay cuz your guts won’t feel like someone shit cement into them afterwards. Suitably fortified and sustained my gaze eventually turn...

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Jibbies & Loond - Video Special: SXSW 2013 Small Stone Showcase

Art by Brian Mercer One of the highlights each year of Jibbies & Loond’s pilgrimage to SXSW is the Small Stone Showcase. For 2013 label-head Scott Hamilton chose a nice blend of repeat performers (Suplecs, last year’s fill-ins Wo Fat) and fresh blood, including such eastern US acts as, Mello Bravo, Supermachine, Freedom Hawk, and Lord Fowl. Hamilton even took a turn on-stage himself , laying it down on guitar with his own band, Luder. I won’t break down each band except ...

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Friday LinkFrogging - 3/15/13

#LinkFrogging...dreams of Californication.

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