What’s in a Name?
Mother Death Queen is sweeter than a hesher band
A band moniker like Mother Death Queen may indicate a bunch of big, hairy guys with Flying V guitars and too many crash cymbals. Fortunately it’s much more pleasant than that.
All-ages venue makes a new home Downtown
Amped Performance Center, an all-ages music venue, has relocated Downtown, adding quality to a cultural district in need of further revitalization.
Music to Your Ears
The Scrams Are Dead
Trashy, twitchy, loud garage rock band The Scrams will be holding rock and roll funeral services for itself this Saturday.
Mazzy Star "Common Burn / Lay Myself Down" · The Soft Moon "Total Decay" · Jens Lekman "An Argument With Myself"
A few words on Mazzy Star, The Soft Moon and Jens Lekman
Flyer on the Wall
Regression, Drainolith, Postcommodity and The 47th Star play a show at Small Engine Gallery on Sunday.
Courtesy of the Artist
The English Beat • ska
Here's a brief on a band with three names, but unlike Eliot's bunch, these dudes are not a coterie of cats. At home across the pond, they're known as the Beat. In the land down under, kindly refer to them as the British Beat. Here in 'Merica, we call them the English Beat. But no matter what you call them, this estimable ensemble that still includes founder and guitarist Dave Wakeling—but not vocalist Ranking Roger—was partially responsible for the upsurge in popularity that two-tone ska saw on both sides of the Atlantic during the '80s and '90s. …