Seether: Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces
Seether: Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces / Seether
Shaun Morgan: "I would like to thank family, friends, bands and fans across the world thank you for helping me and my family through this tough time. Eugene, I will miss you forever and keep you in my heart. I love you, little brother. Rest in Peace."
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Straight Line Stitch: When Skies Wash Ashore
Straight Line Stitch: When Skies Wash Ashore / Straight Line Stich.
Her multi-octave range frenzies as hard as any dude behind a mike, and easily transitions into a soulful, nearly R&B singing style that makes SLS totally unique in what they bring to the table.
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Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta
Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta / Hatebreed
Well, my philosophy with the whole label is that I want to work with young bands that are hardworking and they know that they have to do everything themselves. Either you have it or you don't. You're never going to acquire, like, no one's ever going to say to you, "Here you go. Here's record sales and huge tours." You've got to work for it, and either you have that attitude or you don't. That drive, I mean.
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Aerosmith
What can you say about four guys that range from Yonkers to Boston that call themselves Aerosmith? They are considered the American version of the Rolling Stones, and no insult to the Stones, but they can't touch Tyler and company.
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Andrew W.K.
Andrew W.K. Rocks The Masquerade
Atlanta, Georgia
January 18, 2003

 

Andrew puts the roll back on the end of rock. He has rock star good looks. He pumps his fist, and thrashes his head along with every song. His music makes

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Spectremen
Spectremen

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Atlanta's hottest metal band. You can see them at the 9 Lives Saloon in Little Five Points on Moreland Avenue. For a band that's been around since 1997, it is a fucking shame that a major label has not found these boys yet. What a gem stuck in the underground, because major corporations do not send out their scouts to little local bars anywhere in the country. Dan Kelly will remind you of a young Glen Danzig, but he is not. He is a Danzig in a different way.

Because we know, no one can replace Glen. But Dan Kelly has a fucking kick ass voice and you can hear the influence of the Misfits.

Dead By Dawn, Black Acid, and Zombie Hop are pure as a puck rock fusion can get. The band is tight and powerful. They are a great complement to the purity of Dan Kelly's voice. Punk Rock Lyrics You Can Actually Understand The First Time You Hear Them should be the title of their next song. Undead makes Dan sound like a ghouly Elvis that will kick you in the ass. It is the music Elvis probably wanted to make. I expected him to say, "Thank you very much." Netherworld is a definite hit. Dan and company are totally in sync with each other. The drummer complements both the lead and bass players, along with Dan's voice, which is pure and raw. The person who is able to listen to this album will get a great surprise.

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Cursive
Cursive
January 15, 2003
The Echo Lounge
Atlanta, Georgia

On January 15, 2003, a monumental event took place in Atlanta. The Omaha band Cursive came to town and drove The Echo Lounge crazy. The crowd definitely wanted more. They knew they were watching a band that was about to break out and become major. Cursive consists of Tim Kasher (vocals, guitar), Matt Maginn(vocals, bass), Clint Schnase (drums), Ted Stevens (guitar, vocals), and Gretta Cohn (cello).

Tim Kasher's vocal style and stage performance is a reincarnation of Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison wrapped into one. As I was doing research, I found a horrible review saying that Tim Kasher could not sing. This is WRONG. Tim can sing, not just howl. His lyrics are very Morrison. They are deep, spiritual, and gut wrenching. They make you want to listen. Ray Manzarek should have hired him to do Morrison. He is an enchanting soul. It is impossible to keep your eyes off of him and his performance. I wish I had more film. I agree with him. EMO is a horrible word. Isn't all music emotional? When a fan screamed out EMO, he told them to get the fuck out in a voice that reminded me of Cobain in his early days. He did not want to hear that word. This man's future is going to be bright.

Matt Maginn is a nice Leo. He has a driving, powerful bass that he plays like a lead guitar. The guitar and the man have bonded as one. He is a madman on stage. Clint Schnase held the music together with his drumming. He reminds me of Joey Kramer from Aerosmith, a little. Ted Stevens could easily front his own band. He reminds me of a young Dave Grohl doing backup for Cobain. Gretta Cohn's cello adds a dimension to Cursive's music that no one else in the music business has. You can see her heart and soul poring out of her fingers into her cello. This is the first band that I have seen with an electronic cellist. I would like to see other bands get a cellist and try to do what she does. Gretta is magic and she knows it.

Cursive's music is raw. It thrills the fucking senses with truth and power. It reaches out through the chords and lyrics and grabs the listener by the throat and says fucking wake up, listen to me. Cursive's music is just not loud. It is perfection. This band should be playing bigger venues. They are on the road to stardom.

Their next album is titled "The Ugly Organ." It will be released on March 4, 2003 from Saddle Creek. It would be a mistake to miss it.

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Korn: Twisted Transistor
Korn: Twisted Transistor / Korn
Reviews for Korn's Twisted Transistor will sex up Issue7 soon!
ANew Revolution: Rise
ANew Revolution: Rise / ANew Revolution
The last time I talked to Joey Duenas was Ozzfest 2003. He was a very honest, open and yet shy personality who knew exactly where he wanted to go musically.
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Indigo Girls: Despite Our Differences
Indigo Girls: Despite Our Differences / Indigo Girls
I've had "Despite Our Differences" now for over a year and I never get tired of it. It is perfect driving music; melodious anthems for feelin' free, inspired, and ready to change the world.
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