Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Dorkwave stays strapped like car seats in 2006, blasting into the New Year from the top of the Pontch. “Proper attire requested,” the flier for the DJ collective’s New Year’s Eve bash reads, adding “whatever this means to you.” Because if you’ve ever been to one of their monthly...

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Head cheese

Posted By on Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Maryland funk-metal maestros Jimmie’s Chicken Shack skirted the edge of mainstream popularity in the late ’90s, and their hodgepodge of musical styles never found the same audience as lesser bands like Korn or Hed PE. Between blasts of chunky and sludgy hard rock, JCS often kicks into pop-fueled punk...

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Dec 14, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Unrepentant Marxist and former linchpin of revered Swedish anarcho-punks the Refused, Dennis Lyxzen now heads The (International) Noise Conspiracy. On their kickass, Rick Rubin-produced major-label debut, Armed Love, the Conspiracy wed soul-fueled, poppy garage with rumbling punk and witty sloganeering. “Bigger Cages, Longer Chains” and “Capitalism Stole My Virginity”...

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Head cheese

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Kristin Hersh’s vocals capture moments of desperation, defiance and surrender. She founded Throwing Muses with half-sis Tanya Donnelly (Belly) in high school, and released seven albums before going solo. Here are her monomanias. 5. Dope: The “war on drugs” and the incessant marketing of drugs blaring out of our...

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