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2006 Stories by Michael Alan Goldberg

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  • Well, in That Case

    published December 21, 2006

    Case. Case... hmmm, is that the rapper who kicked it with Diddy for a while, quit the music biz to become a preacher, and then returned to... More >>

  • Family Entertainment

    published December 14, 2006

    In addition to fruitcake and Carrot Top, the list of history's true horrors includes the advent of the slideshow party — how many tortured... More >>

  • Cello Kitty

    published December 7, 2006

    The brainchild of Kansas-born, Brooklyn-residing singer/cellist Melora Creager, Rasputina is like an Edward Gorey wet dream come to life: a... More >>

  • Circle Gets the Jerk

    published December 7, 2006

    The last time I saw Circle Jerks live was in the very early '90s at a now-defunct hole-in-the-wall club in Trenton, New Jersey, during... More >>

  • Peach on the Beach

    published November 30, 2006

    With the recent takeover of Congress by the Democrats, it's possible that the title of Peaches' latest disc, Impeach My Bush, could... More >>

  • Taste of Ska

    published November 30, 2006

    A good friend of mine in Los Angeles who's extremely tapped into the music scene and underground goings-on swears up and down that ska is making a... More >>

  • Weapons of Mass Distortion

    published November 30, 2006

    From Scottish Highlanders scaring their enemies with bagpipes to American tanks blasting Metallica to ward off Iraqi insurgents, music has long... More >>

  • Check Yo' Reality

    published November 23, 2006

    Kanye West may have delivered one of the biggest punches after Hurricane Katrina, but New Orleans rapper Juvenile took one of the biggest... More >>

  • The Paul Army

    published October 19, 2006

    After all these years, after all the whispers and rumors, Paul Stanley has finally come out... with his second solo album. "I've... More >>

  • The Strongest Link

    published October 12, 2006

    On the evening of April 20, 2002, three members of Alice in Chains — singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney, and bassist... More >>

  • Cool & Cocky

    published September 28, 2006

    If you head over to the venerable All Music Guide online database and enter the name Electric Six, you'll find the following "themes"... More >>

  • A New Chapter

    published September 21, 2006

    There are plenty of bald white dudes still plugging away in the music biz long past their artistic and commercial prime: Michael Stipe, Moby,... More >>

  • Flogged Down

    published September 14, 2006

    It's a few hours before showtime in Detroit, and Flogging Molly frontman Dave King is on the phone with New Times. He's polite but a... More >>

  • Four Flavors of Emo

    published August 24, 2006

    Emo — the all-purpose label given to bands that, well... there really is no conventional way to define the emo sound. It's attitude,... More >>

  • Tour de Force

    published August 17, 2006

    Either it'll die down eventually, or, uhhh, I'm gonna die down!" Speaking over his cell phone from a beach just north of San Diego, Head... More >>

  • And Then There Were Five

    published August 3, 2006

    It's the day before the release of Jurassic 5's third, and much-anticipated, full-length album, Feedback. J5 producer/DJ Nu-Mark is... More >>

  • Holy Comeback

    published July 27, 2006

    One decade and eight albums after its 1980 formation, long-running Australian combo the Church fell from American prominence just as quickly as it... More >>

  • Mohave 3

    published June 29, 2006

    Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell have been down the reinvention road before. Back when they were the core of the British shoegaze group Slowdive,... More >>

  • Drum Lineage

    published April 20, 2006

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  • Ambulance LTD

    published April 20, 2006

    The only conceivable way this seven-song EP from Ambulance LTD — released as an appetite-whetter for the quartet's second full-length, due... More >>

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