Darryl Smyers

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  • 6 years ago | Concerts

    Young hunk Ryan Cabrera's third effort, The Moon Under Water, released last year, was supposedly his entry into serious music. Check out Cabrera's brunette locks and soul patch as well as his Bono-inspired attire on the album's back jacket —...

  • 7 years ago | Concerts

    Not really a threesome (tour manager Nolan McGuire often plays guitar for live shows), Chicago's Alkaline Trio is still one of the best purveyors of catchy and thoughtful punk/hardcore at a time when fashion sense and well-applied eyeliner have sa...

  • 7 years ago | Concerts

    Dweezil Zappa can't stop talking about his late father. "Frank's music just needs to be heard," he says. Alongside brother Ahmet and several of Frank's former sidemen, Dweezil now re-creates his dad's music on the Zappa Plays Zappa tour, featuring...

  • 9 years ago | Concerts

    Signed while still in high school, Slightly Stoopid's Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald were probably the "raddest" of all the "gnarly" dudes, smoking more weed than humanly possible and tossing out generic SoCal skate-punk. Nearly a decade later, t...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    There's a great but untrue story of pre-Clash Joe Strummer going into a bar and spotting Graham Parker. Strummer says he saw the Sex Pistols a week before. Asked what he thought of the band, Strummer replies, "Whole new thing, man." Hearing Devotc...

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