John La Briola

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  • 10 years ago | Music News

    "When people meet us, they think we're gonna be shootin' LSD into our eyeballs," Ween guitarist Mickey Melchiondo says. "Or that we're a lot crazier than we actually are. I'm actually a fuckin' sports junkie. And I love military history. That's pr...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    Once an irresistibly goofy Brit-pop trio with ungainly mutton-chop sideburns, Supergrass has reached a point of maturity where it finally seems more interested in studying the menu than in making goo-goo eyes at the waitress. On their fifth full-l...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    When death pulls into most towns, sadness permeates everything and everybody it touches. In the Big Easy, however, grief is as unwelcome as a vice cop in a brothel. "In New Orleans, we celebrate death," says Efrem Towns, the exuberant trumpet and ...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    Christian-irking until its dying breath, Slayer has been the face of thrash music for more than 20 years. In 1986, the band -- pioneers of a breakneck, full-throttle sound that combines demented guitar solos; thunderous, double-bass-drum kicks; an...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Considering that John Vanderslice's jagged pop and conceptual story-songs have stranded him everywhere from the loneliest tips of Antarctica to Mommy's cluttered basement, it's hardly surprising that his fourth album explores brooding territory. B...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Details magazine proclaimed I'll Take It "the best album by a New York band since Remain in Light" -- such gushing has been common for Brooklyn's Mink Lungs. Unlikely candidates for antiscenester royalty -- Talking Heads be hanged -- the band is i...

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