The Good Ol' Boys: Here are some of the artists playing this week's Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert at the Fillmore: Sammy Hagar, Metallica's James Hetfield, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Train's Patrick Monahan, and guitar deity Joe Satriani. It's a pretty big haul for the inaugural benefit, ... More >>
If your band traffics in '80s-indebted post-punk, it doesn't get much better than receiving a thumbs up from goth's godfather. That's what happened when local quintet Veil Veil Vanish contributed a cover of "The Upstairs Room" to the 2008 Cure tribute record Perfect As Cats. "We chose 'The Upstai ... More >>
Yours Truly, Angry Mob (B-Unique/Universal)
Well, lots of things, actually
Maximo Park's Wire-y rock, the Mekons' many side projects, and the final installment of "Ace of Spades"