Black Sabbath is widely considered the pioneer of heavy metal: the band played blues-influenced music via downtuned guitars and eerie lyrics. When performed by Brown Sabbath, a Latin funk-rock band from Austin, the music becomes a new beast -- psychedelic, percussive, symphonic.
According to Greek mythology, the muses were the genius-sparking goddesses of song, poetry, and the sciences. Recently, the muse has more earthly origins; male recording artists often indicate that a particular woman was essential in stimulating the creative process. The Guardian's Germaine Greer de ... More >>
Mates of State @ Cafe du Nord The ingredients of Mates of State are so simple and few -- drums, organ, two voices, the infectious glow of marital bliss -- that you'd think the band would be treading water after five albums. Quite the opposite: The ever-harmonizing pop duo of Kori Gardner and Jas ... More >>
Meet the Rosenthals: two generations of art stars in one six-story warehouse.
Instant Gratification Dave Navarro loves porn and The Procussions By Lina Lecaro Looks like Dave Navarro is going to be all about instant gratification next year. The L.A.- born and bred guitarist, who launched his own Internet TV show and directed his first porno in 2007, has obviously become ins ... More >>
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