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Sunday, March 15 2015

Uncool Britannia: Radiohead's 'The Bends' vs. Britpop in a Battle for the Soul of Britain

The successors to Radiohead and The Bends are a generation who liked how the film started, but lost the script halfway through.


Sunday, September 30 2012

Muse: The 2nd Law

The grand irony for Muse is that the entropic metaphor of The 2nd Law reflects the major flaws in their sonic choices, not some important fact of the human condition.

Tuesday, August 30 2011

Kanrocksas Music Fest: 5-6 August 2011 - Kansas City, KS

Kanrocksas, while no Lollapalooza, was a fine, inaugural music festival with great potential.

Sunday, September 13 2009

Muse: The Resistance

The Resistance lacks the kickass histrionics and monumental spectacle of previous efforts that kept imitators away with a 10-foot obelisk.

Sunday, April 27 2008

Muse: H.A.A.R.P.

Muse wows on headphones, but live, the band occupies rarified air, and HAARP is among the greatest shows on Earth.

Thursday, April 10 2008


In the 90,000 capacity Wembley Stadium, Muse may finally have found a venue big enough for them.


Sunday, September 23 2012

Muse - "Panic Station" (video)

Muse showed off their new song, "Panic", at a gig this past week in Cologne, Germany. That tune and several others from their upcoming new LP, The 2nd Law were played at the show.

Sunday, November 7 2010

Voodoo Experience: 2010 - New Orleans

With a recent contract being signed to keep Voodoo in New Orleans through 2019, fans can expect the event to continue to grow and be a fitting close to each year’s music festival season.

Monday, April 5 2010

Muse - Live at SXSW (video)

I love living in the age of the internet. It blows my mind that a band that regularly sells out stadiums around the world can

Tuesday, March 9 2010

Muse: 8.March.2010 - Toronto

In the show’s most epic, and theatrical, moments Muse could exude Queen, Radiohead, or even Supertramp.

Monday, September 14 2009

Muse - "Uprising" (Live on MTV VMAs) (video)

Estella Hung isn't too keen on Muse's new album The Resistance, but she did like the lead track, which the band played last night on


Wednesday, April 21 2010

Coachella festival thrives as other parts of the music industry falter

LOS ANGELES — The big question heading into last year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was whether the event would survive the recession. This year, the

Thursday, April 15 2010

At last, the Yanks are finding Muse inspiring

BOSTON — It was a cold night in March, but the TD Garden in Boston was full, and the crowd had put Matthew Bellamy of Muse

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