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DEATH RATTLE #2

Though summers can be either harsh or mild the one constant for me has been the overwhelming presence of thrash and death on my sunny play lists. As the recent resurgence of each has been both celebrated (by music fans) and lamented (by music purists) the fact remains that gems are sprouting up all the […]

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AMPHETAMINE REPTILE RECORDS 25 Year Anniversary Bash Recap

If anyone would have asked me more than twenty years ago if I ever thought I'd see the day where a large percentage of AmRep's roster would get together in Minneapolis and celebrate Amphetamine Reptile's 25th Anniversary—I would have probably said yes just based on the talent Hazelmyer had collected at that point. If you […]

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AMPHETAMINE REPTILE RECORDS Is Back (for 3 days)

About twenty-five years ago, Tom Hazelmyer started his own label, Amphetamine Reptile Records. He had a band of sorts, Halo Of Flies, more of a project at that point than an actual band but he wanted his records released, so he did it on his own. Printing and constructing the record jackets himself using a […]

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SEWERS OF MARS #18

Apologies for the extended absence, friends. My midnight wiffleball league has hogged up most of my free time, and these weekly watermelon growing contests aren't going to emcee themselves. It took a spat of no longer recent releases to get me over to the ol' Gateway to sing from the rooftops. Here are a few notables.

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THE MONKEES....Considered

The advent and popularity of Bob Dylan as an acoustic avatar and Elvis-like icon for the educated, resulted in the pop scene of the mid 1960s

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GOING BALD WITH PISSED JEANS

Music Features GOING BALD WITH PISSED JEANS Nov 11, 2009, 06:14 Bradley Field is a happily married man who recently purchased a home. He has a small, adorable dog that is featured on the insert of Hope For Men wearing a sweater. Brad's a shutterbug—he likes taking weekend trips to somewhere woodsy and taking photos. […]

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DEATH RATTLE #1

Greetings and welcome to the inaugural edition of Death Rattle, the new bi-monthly Your Flesh column showcasing the best and worst of all things metal.

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The Mystery of SIGHTINGS

Music Features The Mystery of SIGHTINGS Apr 20, 2009, 08:47 SIGHTINGS @ The Vanishing Point in Bushwick, Brooklyn: The New York Eye and Ear Festival. December 13th, 2008 Moving to NYC about the same time Sightings began playing around Brooklyn (2000-ish—back when Manhattan wasn't quite a formaldehyded mall yet), I've had a chance to see […]

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SEWERS OF MARS #17

Music Features SEWERS OF MARS #17 By Apr 20, 2009, 08:52 Sorry for the extended silence, friends. That Thorazine's a beeyotch..... I'm what you call a “soft touch” any band that wants to get on my good side need only namedrop Royal Trux in their press kit. This very public Achilles heel of mine seems […]

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SEWERS OF MARS Best of 2008

2008 was a decent year for music—not as good as 2007, but better than 2009 will be.