Archive for August, 2005

Skeletons and the Girl-Faced Boys – Git

August 31st, 2005

Chilly Bones

Since when did Oberlin, Ohio spawn experimental musicians with a knack for late 70s Afro-Cuban Jazz and late 90’s electronics? Well, since the arrival of the musician known as Skeletons. Yes you read that correctly. Skeleton and his highly unconventional band The Girl-Faced Boys prefer an odd mix of experimental jazz rhythms, slick beats, spacey synths, and crisp vocals. In theory, it would seem to make for a very dynamic album. However, the overall slickness of the production leaves most of the songs sounding hollow. Read more…

By Michael Feldman Posted in Reviews

MySpace to Start Record Label

August 30th, 2005

In a recent New York Times article, MySpace founders Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe announced that they’ll be branching out beyond their website to start up their own record label “in partnership with a major label.” This comes just as Hollywood Undead, a band that quickly gained a huge following through their MySpace page, begins negotiations with major record labels. Read more…

By Anonymous Posted in News

Voivod’s ”Piggy” Succumbs to Cancer

August 30th, 2005

Voivod guitarist Denis “Piggy” D’Amour died last friday at a Montreal hospital of advanced colon cancer. He was 45. Read more…

By Alyssa Fried Posted in News

Garfunkel Busted

August 30th, 2005

After pleading guilty to marijuana possession last year, Art Gurfunkel has once again been caught with the drug after a Kingston, NY police officer pulled over the 63-year-old singer for failing to obey a stop sign. He was ticketed and will be appearing in court September 22. Read more…

By Brandon Smith Posted in News

James Blunt – Back To Bedlam

August 29th, 2005

Let Me Be Blunt

James Blunt is no stranger to suffering, having served as a military peacekeeper. Nor is he a stranger to singing about it, having a single off of his debut Back To Bedlam at number one on the UK charts. Read more…

By Thea Cooke Posted in Reviews

Eminem Sued Over Car Crash

August 29th, 2005

A driver involved in the seven-car accident that also involved an Anger Management tour bus is suing Eminem, the tour bus driver, and the tour bus company seeking damages for “injuries, medical expenses, and lost wages.” Eminem himself did not have anything to do with the accident. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Gunshots & Hurricanes Don’t Stop VMA’s

August 29th, 2005

Overcoming obstacles as big as Hurricane Katrina and a shooting at Kanye West’s pre-show party, this year’s VMAs came off without a hitch. Green Day came out the big winners, walking away with seven moonmen out of eight nominations including Best Rock Video and Video of the Year for “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, the Gorillaz, and Gwen Stefani were also big winners this year, each coming away with two awards. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

New Poison Arrest

August 29th, 2005

Shortly after his arrest for domestic abuse (for which he has issued a public statement explaining his incidence), C.C. DeVille was arrested last week for driving under the influence. His two court dates are now three days apart, September 12 and 15. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Suge Knight Shot…Again

August 29th, 2005

Suge Knight was shot in his right leg at an MTV VMA pre-party hosted by Kanye West. He was reportedly sitting at a table when a man in a pink shirt walked up to him and opened fire. Knight was admitted to Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach and scheduled for surgery to remove the bullet and repair the broken bone. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Hank III & Assjack – Bootleg #3

August 29th, 2005

The Dark Side of the South

In need of a fresh take on a well-established genre? Do you harbor a secret love of outlaw country music? Well look no further than the rasp and crossover grit that is Assjack. Assjack is one of two bands fronted by Hank Williams III, grandson of the legendary Hank Williams. A typical Hank III show consists of a large set from Hank with his country outfit The Damn Band, a brief interlude of hellbilly stomp and then a blistering finale from Assjack. Such contrast is hard to ponder coming from a third generation country veteran, but the extreme variance between the two is a jaw-dropping diversified experience. There are no official Assjack releases as of yet, however on tour Hank sells his own handmade copies of Assjack’s Bootleg #3. Read more…

By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews ,