Need anyone be reminded that some pretty vicious, sludgy music comes out of South Florida, Erica K. Landau's excellent feature on Shroud Eater should do the trick. Focusing on the interplay between bassist Janette Valentine and partner/bandmate Jeannie Saiz, who fronts the metal outfit, Landau captures the band riding high after the recent release of the triumphant full-length ThunderNoise.
When you're done banging your head, check out Sean Pajot's breakdown of ten killer parties that might almost kill you (we kid) during this week's Winter Music Conference in Miami. The Roots' ?uestlove at the Delano and DJ Snoopadelic (yep, that's him) at Liv are among the highlights.
Also, SXSW is coming up, and here's Arielle Castillo's rundown of the finest in local talent taking part in the Austin institution.
This week's concerts: Snoop Dogg will also perform a headlining gig at Club Cinema, Rebelution at Revolution (zing!), Lamb of God's Chris Adler gives a drum clinic at Bienes Center, Cradle of Filth at Revolution, Tim Reynolds at Seminole Creek Casino, and Astronautalis headlining gigs at both Propaganda and the Collide Factory.
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