See Stands with Fists w/ exit.dream, Sworn Apart, for or against, Ash To Dust and more at the Rialto Theatre's "Bang in the New Year" celebration. 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27. $8.
Them Crooked Vultures (self titled)
I love Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana/Foo Fighters & Led Zeppelin, and them crooked vultures consists of members from all 3.. it's got some great energy with unique melodies and unexpected tempo shifts to keep things interesting. — Bobby RC (bass)
I got Korn's debut album cassette in San Diego and bootlegged it for my friends back home, eventually they were all over the radio and the rest is old school history. It changed my musical direction and is just a passionate album that I can appreciate from beginning to end. — Jonathan Russell (vocals)
The diversity of the moods from heavy brutal to romantic psychedelic did it for me. The fact that they could switch gears at the drop of a hat from serious to silly made me realize there was no boundaries in music. — Omar Hernandez (guitar)