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mxdwn PREMIERE: A Perfect Circle “Passive” Live From New Box Set Stone and Echo

November 14th, 2013
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Happy Thursday hard rock fans. mxdwn is proud to present to you a premiere from one of our favorite bands of the last decade. Today, feast your ears on the razor-sharp, punch-you-in-the-face kiss-off of A Perfect Circle’s “Passive.” Many of you know lead singer Maynard James Keenan from his other bands Tool and Puscifer. Guitarist Billy Howerdel you also may know from Ashes Divide and James Iha is famously the ex-guitarist for The Smashing Pumpkins during their prime in their 90’s. This live track–taken from their epic four disc + DVD box set A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo–features Puscifer/Ashes Divide members Jeff Friedl on drums and Matt McJunkins on bass. Read more…

By Raymond Flotat Posted in News , , ,

A Perfect Circle Live at the Avalon [Thirteenth Step]

November 11th, 2010

Do you ever find yourself bored with the mediocrity and sterile façade of music shoved down your throat by the mainstream music industry? Ever wonder why the industry seems so reluctant to deliver on anything with soulful and world-conscious content? Why is it so hard to find anything that speaks to honest, analysis of real-world emotional and intellectual problems? And what’s more, why is it doubly hard to find anything of real substance in the realm of hard rock? Well if these questions plague your mind and diminish your enthusiasm for the state of music, A Perfect Circle just demonstrated how they are the antidote to dyspeptic banality. Reuniting after years of inactivity, the five-piece band played an intimate show (relatively speaking) sold-out to the rafters at Hollywood’s Avalon. This, the second of a three-night stand was to be them playing the entirety of their luminous gem, Thirteenth Step. Read more…

By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , , , , ,

Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell Announce US Tour

July 30th, 2010

Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell—former members of Screaming Trees and Belle & Sebastian respectively—will be embarking on a US tour this fall in support of Campbell’s newest solo release, Hawk. Click “read more” for the dates. Read more…

By Nick Vadala Posted in News , , ,