Jawbox – Biography + Discography + Videos

MySpace Page Washington, DC Jawbox were the first act to leave Ian McKaye’s run Dischord Records for a major label (Atlantic, in this case). A move to a major label turned into both a blessing and a curse for them – for one, they got a chance to present their music to an audience outside […]

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Noisentry – Chrome

Associated Entries – Helios Creed Much like their San Francisco peers (Tuxedomoon, Flipper) sci-fi influenced Chrome were intent on doing things their way. While technically they can be defined as one pre-industrial bands (along with the likes of Throbbing Gristle and SPK), they still stood apart from the whole scene through their use of TV […]

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Sunn O)))

Associated Entries: Earth, Khanate Much like their Southern Lord labelmates Khanate Sunn O))) represent a newer breed of doom/drone metal bands. Although not nearly as noisy/confrontional as Khanate, they’re still oppressively heavy and much of their musical foundation is based on work of bands like Earth (early on, they were also called Mars, which was […]

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Jesus Lizard Reunion

Main Entry: Jesus Lizard / Scratch Acid According to various websites, Jesus Lizard are going to play at All Tomorrow Parties festival in 2009. Here’s official press release: All Tomorrow’s Parties are extremely excited to announce that THE JESUS LIZARD have reformed and will perform at the Fans Strike Back festival in 2009. In what […]

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Label Profile – Man's Ruin Records

Empty Pleasures and Desperate Measures since 1994. Now-defunct Californian label Man’s Ruin Records was founded by graphic artist Frank Kozik in 1994. Its first release was “Delta 6″ by Experimental Audio Research, post-Spacemen 3 project of Sonic Boom/Peter Kember.  Kozikdesigned all the sleeve art for label releases and he was signing artists in all kinds […]

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Artist Profile – James Plotkin

Guitarist/bassist James Plotkin first came onto the music scene with his band Old Lady Drivers (also known as OLD), a curious little band that started out as a noisy grindcore unit writing songs about old ladies and their broken hips and later they progessed to includes elements of other genres into their music. Initially, the […]

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