"I only eat fruit," Teepee frontman and songwriter, Erix S. Laurent (birth name Eric Lopez-Zareño) declared in an interview with New Times last summer.
"And I love it."
In addition to jazzing up his name and banning most food from his diet, Laurent has spent the past two years employing what ap ... More >>
Don't even try to pinpoint down Kenneth James Gibson. The chameleonic Los Angeles-based musician and producer has basically waged war against categorization over the past two decades. And he changes monikers just as often as he changes his sound.
In the '90s it was noise pop as the Furry Things. Th ... More >>
See 305 Fest's full lineup and set times -- plus Crossfade's interviews with Speedfreak Presents, Torche, and Dropdead.
Tampa, Florida is home to a long tradition of phlegm-throated snarling and buzzsaw shredding. In the '80s and '90s, the Gulf Coast industrial metropolis was a petri dish of brutal ... More >>
In the post-hardcore pantheon, the New Jersey guys of Thursday are millennial gods. Led by the unapologetically erudite frontman Geoff Rickly, in the late '90s and early '00s, their early loud-soft aesthetic helped define what would later come to be known -- often pejoratively -- as "screamo."
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MumpsyThe Orlando InvasionMumpsy, with Surfer Blood and XOXO Saturday, June 14, 2009Propaganda, Lake Worth Better Than: Drinking freshly squeezed OJ with Japanese Tourists. The Review: O-town is famed for being the primary residence of the world's most renowned mouse, and for spewing out annoyingly ... More >>
Is a DJ a musician? Some say yes, some say no. If you say yes, what happens when the DJ ditches the turntable and kicks on the Serato? Are they still musicians? And what about the Pioneer CDJ folks? Or the Apple core crowd? Are they musicians too?The question is as old as disco and has been revived ... More >>
Best Local AlbumTorche, Meanderthal Hydra Head Recordsmyspace.com/torcheThe underground metal cognoscenti revered the 2005 self-titled debut album by heavy hometown heroes Torche for its melodic take on sludgy sounds. But it was last year's followup, Meanderthal, that won the band a wider audien ... More >>