Ratt “Round and Round”

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In light of the 30th anniversary of Ratt’s 80s hair metal classic Out of the Cellar, I’d like to revisit a post in which my wife muses on her memories of the video for hit […]

The Continued Screwing Up of Austin

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In the wake of this year’s SXSW Festival, as there is in the wake of each year’s festival, there has been much discussion of Austin and critical mass and old Austin vs. new Austin. This […]

Grand Magus ‘Triumph and Power’

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Bangers of heads rejoice, for it is time to once again raise your swords in the name of heavy metal with Grand Magus. Set to release its seventh lp, Triumph and Power, the epic Swedish […]

Painted Caves ‘Surveillance’

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Surveillance is┬áthe debut outing from Evan Caminiti (Barn Owl) under the moniker Painted Caves. Awash in dark synth drones that creep with dread, this is the sound of lost souls wandering the burnt-out decay of […]

Death Cassettes ‘Ghost Party’

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This nugget of lo-fi garage goodness from Harrisonburg, VA’s Death Cassettes landed in the los grillos inbox way back in January, and we’re somewhat remiss to not give it a mention until now as it […]