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Music, Hear This Peace Creep: Show Preview

Peace Creep: Show Preview

While plenty of locals lamented the dissolution of blistering S.F. acid-punk band Triclops! back in 2010, at least fans have gotten some solace from guitarist Christian Eric Beaulieu's prolific output since. After exploring more acoustic sounds with his solo project…
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Music, All Shook Down The Melvins' Dale Crover on Lazy Musicians, Knucklehead Slayer Fans, and the Band's Record-Breaking Tour

The Melvins' Dale Crover on Lazy Musicians, Knucklehead Slayer Fans, and the Band's Record-Breaking Tour

Over the course of closing on 30 years, Melvins guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover have co-piloted their seminal underground outfit through a wildly varied exploration of heavy sounds. Inspired by the lumbering tempos and downtuned guitar of Black…
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Music, Hear This Shrinebuilder


When word got out last year that Sleep/Om bassist Al Cisneros and doom torchbearer Scott "Wino" Weinrich (the Obsessed, Saint Vitus, etc.) had teamed with Neurosis mainstay Scott Kelly and Melvins drummer Dale Crover in a new band called Shrinebuilder,…
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Music, Hear This Down/Melvins


On one level, this bill seems like a master class in thuggish heaviosity. Down's sludgy swamp doom is at the top of the pile, supported by the grungy stonerisms of the unsubtly named Weedeater. But what the hell are the…
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Music, Downtuned Apocalypse

Downtuned Apocalypse

"We're really good. People should just trust us," cracks Melvins guitarist/founder Buzz Osborne during a telephone interview with an audible smirk. "We know what we're doing." The average Nickelback fan might have problems with such bold statements — even if…
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Music, Reviewed Altamont


There comes a time in many a noise-rock performer's life when he desires to play music somewhat more user-friendly and less confrontational. In 1998, Melvins drummer Dale Crover established the side-project Altamont, taking the lead as guitarist/singer (he also plays…
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Music, Reviewed Porn (The Men of)

Porn (The Men of)

Though the band got lumped in with the stoner-rock movement when it first emerged in the late '90s, the feedback-laden noise blasted out by Porn (The Men of) smacks of something far more extreme than crushers sucked from a 5-foot…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Since being founded by former Alternative Tentacles label manager Greg Werckman and avant-rock maverick Mike Patton in 1999, Ipecac Records has established itself as one of the most eclectic and fearless imprints in the business. In addition to serving as…
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Orbital In Sides (Internal/ffrr) Critics of rock music and rock writing have observed that newer forms like ambient and techno, the kind of music made by Britain's Orbital, get less attention than they deserve, perhaps because critics do not know…
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