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by PopMatters Staff

23 Aug 2013


by PopMatters Staff

22 Aug 2013


by PopMatters Staff

22 Aug 2013


by PopMatters Staff

19 Aug 2013

Artwork by
Toko Yasuda

There’s something both vitally novel as well as uncannily familiar about “Duper”, a new track by the newish band Crooks on Tape. That’s because Crooks on Tape is the latest project from John Schmersal, a key player in fondly remembered indie eccentrics Brainiac and Enon, the latter which he founded. While the scuzzed-out, bottom-heavy riffing and Schmerzel’s screech-sung vocals hearken back to the beloved acts he was a part of, the warped experimental pop on “Duper” radiates with a bristling energy that can only be of the moment.

by Craig Hayes

19 Aug 2013


Norwegian metal band Vulture Industries might well be based in the city of Bergen, a location famed for its history of disagreeable and diabolic black metal, but the five piece experiments with a far wider range of styles. Progressive, doom, extreme, cabaret, industrial, and symphonic metal all play a role in the band’s dark and demented sound, as do jazz, alt-, hard-, and death-rock. All of this means that Vulture Industries toy with the avant-garde, wearing a similarly misshapen and eccentric crown to that of Arcturus, Ved Buens Ende, or Devin Townsend.

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Smashing Pumpkins Rock for Revolution at Irvine Meadows

// Notes from the Road

"You know Corgan isn’t just going to play a greatest hits set and that’s to his credit, for a formidable catalog of deep cuts the Smashing Pumpkins have.

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