Jason Heller

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  • 4 years ago | Concerts

    For one of the most successful bands in history, Rush remains a pretty cryptic bunch. Formed in 1968, the Canadian trio of guitarist Alex Lifeson, drummer/lyricist Neil Peart (who joined in 1974), and singer/bassist/keyboardist Geddy Lee began as ...

  • 5 years ago | Concerts

    Fans still feeling let down by the anemic, ho-hum ninth season of American Idol love to predict the show's demise, especially now that Simon Cowell has departed. But those people have short memories. You only have to look back to the previous seas...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    When George W. Bush's domestic-wiretapping program went into effect, you can bet that Boots Riley of the Coup was at the top of the surveillance list. But a lot has happened since Tuesday, September 11, 2001 — the day the Coup's Party Music w...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    First, a couple of basic axioms: Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek is underrated; Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock is overrated. That said, Sun Kil Moon's Tiny Cities, an album of Modest Mouse covers, just doesn't add up. While Kozelek has previously paid tri...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    Playing the Angel's first cut is called "A Pain That I'm Used To." Its second is called "Suffer Well." And the disc's back cover bears the epigraph, "Pain and suffering in various tempos." We get the idea. Yes, pain and suffering are spelled out &...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    Your biggest concern after listening to Get Some is whether your shower ought to be hot or cold. Kicking up a miasma of filthy noise and musky lust, Nashville Pussy's fourth disc veers precisely zero degrees from its headlong rush into the depths ...