Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2005 at 12:00 AM

William Beckett, singer for The Academy Is, is a star. What separates him from the morass of whiny pee-pant, post-hardcore singers isn’t just strange lithe beauty. He’s a guy unafraid to take chances; he climbs out on musical limbs and sometimes tumbles because he’s curious about life, its characters and...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Jul 13, 2005 at 12:00 AM

It’s been 17 years since Dinosaur Jr.’s genre-defining single, “Freak Scene,” came out. Absolutely infectious, it’s the hidden link between Hüsker Dü’s post-punk crush and Nirvana’s pop squall. Its conceit epitomized the blithesome nature of alt-rock before anyone ever imagined making money at it. We recently talked with bassist Lou...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Head cheese

Posted By on Wed, Jul 6, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Aquarius Void’s Ross Westerbur ain’t as sweet as he looks. But for fans who like their rock ’n’ roll music boulder-grade — that’s a very good thing. A four-eyed, mild-mannered university math teacher by day, banshee-vocalin’, keyboard-assaultin’ front man by night, Westerbur’s wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing peculiarity is the stuff of Motor City...

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