Our year-end listmaking continues with a look at the heavier side of things. Featuring venerable greats as well as brand-new bands -- and even some freaks in heavy costume -- here are our picks for the 10 best local metal albums of 2012: High on Fire De Vermis Mysteriis [E1] Convoluted as the prem ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space by Spiritualized. Behind the buzz: This album is one of the great THC supplements of the 1990s. Why it seldom turns up on any of those Stoner Rock 101 guides you see on the Internet may be only partially charged off to ho ... More >>
Vulcan, the erstwhile king of spray can art, wants to leave the streets behind without losing his soul
Under the Stress of a Headlong Dive
The Ventura Threeway
The hard-rocking women of the L.A.-based Betty Blowtorch prove their mettle with Are You Man Enough?
Omar Faruk Tekbilek, TV Killers, WAMMIES, Smashing 1970s, and Atomic Bitchwax