Hunter Stephenson

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  • 10 years ago

    Sure, Larry David can't classify Broadway as "fierce" with a straight face, but that lame adjective develops a braking system of italics before the cocaine-crazed metal god that is Death from Above 1979. It's simple really: One bass player and one...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    Feeling old? Ten years of listening to New York hip-hop's hustle squawk and Five Percent hints seems particularly silly now that the East Coast's heyday rappers have settled for decent indie money or sold out for G-Unit glory. Brooklynite rapper A...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    Garbage's Bleed Like Me is like being stuck in a flittering concussion. Sure, Shirley Manson remains a pale neurotic who gets emotionally beaten up (or so she tells you) and clings to her not-a-Barbie complex on "Why Do You Love Me." But now she's...

  • 11 years ago | Nightlife

    Tommy Ryk Saturdays, Skybar; Mondays, Sofi Lounge Hey now, this is just the dude Miami needs to bridge the gap between the downtown hipster-tropolis and a Guido-thronged, cologne-scented South Beach. A down-to-earth 28-year-old spinja who relocate...

  • 11 years ago | Reviews

    Hot Snakes's Audit in Process, the third and best LP issued by these lively rock lifers from Rocket from the Crypt and Drive Like Jehu, is possibly this year's most beautifully coasting, satisfying hard rock effort to date. John Reis's vocals come...

  • 11 years ago | Reviews

    Wolf Eyes wants to use its art to leave the deep mental scarring of a car crash. At its best, the band creates a sadistically yummy toolbox of secretly courteous noisecore analogous to the sonic warmth felt from shutting one's eyes at a NASCAR rac...

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