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2004 Stories by Dave Pehling

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  • Porn (The Men of)

    published December 15, 2004

    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... More >>

  • Ludicra

    published December 15, 2004

    Contrary to the average music fan's perception that black metal automatically equals singers who sound like they're gargling battery acid and... More >>

  • Hear This

    published December 15, 2004

    There's something about Louis XIV that sends the hot-chick quotient skyrocketing whenever the band plays live. Maybe it's the shaggy... More >>

  • Hear This

    published December 8, 2004

    Beards are threatening to replace Converse and square black glasses as the indie rock accessory du jour. You can thank Sam Beam, aka Iron &... More >>

  • Hear This

    published December 1, 2004

    Maybe it's because of her borrowed handle, but songwriter Sam Phillips always seems to require a little too much explanation. Fans... More >>

  • Hot Dark Metal Revival

    published November 10, 2004

    Over the Labor Day weekend, while a healthy segment of the local nightlife population was busy at Burning Man, practicing hedonism and... More >>

  • Hear This

    published October 27, 2004

    Once upon a time -- Sept. 10 and 11, 1999, to be exact -- Minneapolis' Mark Mallman sat behind his electric piano and played a pop song for... More >>

  • Helmet

    published October 20, 2004

    With minimalist, staccato slabs of guitar, barked vocals, and a penchant for drop-D tuning, noise-rock juggernaut Helmet in many ways can take the... More >>

  • Th' Losin Streaks

    published September 8, 2004

    As easy as the three-chord proto-punk tunes found on Lenny Kaye's classic Nuggets compilation might be to play, too many garage revivalists... More >>

  • Various

    published September 1, 2004

    Remember when independent labels used to put out solid punk rock collections of tunes by Bay Area bands? Probably not, since classics such as... More >>

  • Brant Bjork

    published August 18, 2004

    As the punishing drummer who helped propel seminal stoner-rock bands Kyuss and Fu Manchu to greatness, Brant Bjork has earned a future spot in... More >>

  • Dokken

    published August 11, 2004

    When this '80s metal band asserts that it was never about commercial hits in its most recent press release, you can smell the pungent waft of... More >>

  • Hear This

    published July 28, 2004

    In the 1930s, Belgium-born Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt wowed Parisian cafe crowds with a sassy, soulful, unprecedented approach to jazz that... More >>

  • Neurosis

    published July 21, 2004

    Iconoclastic local band Neurosis has built a feverishly loyal cult of fans with its lumbering mix of viscous down-tuned riffs, ambient electronic... More >>

  • Carlos Mena

    published July 14, 2004

    Spoken-word poetry and soul-searching lyrics aren't things your average bling 'n' booty hip hop fan wants gumming up his groove on a Friday... More >>

  • Motörhead

    published June 30, 2004

    Attention all candy-ass punks and faux-metal fuckwits contemplating a career in music: GIVE UP NOW. You will never in a bazillion years touch... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published April 21, 2004

    Local Mission-based imprint Wide Hive Records has built its reputation delivering a creative mix of funky jazz, thumping turntablism, and... More >>

  • Hear This

    published February 11, 2004

    The guitar god power trio is one cornerstone of rock's bygone, 12-chambered-bong era that even the latest wave of rampant rock retrofitting has... More >>

  • Hear This

    published January 28, 2004

    Mainstream American metal may have transformed into a pathetic parade of tattooed guys whining about how their daddies didn't love them, but at... More >>

  • Hear This

    published January 14, 2004

    The members of local rap group Felonious have often used their creative endeavors as platforms for soulful communication, ably serving as... More >>

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