Rock Ain't Dead ... Yet

Rock Ain't Dead ... Yet

It's taken Modern Chemistry half a decade to go from the basements around Rutgers University to one of the biggest post-punk package tours of the year.

 

A Stone’s Throw Away

Recently, I found an old box of cassette tapes—things even I couldn't destroy.

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Blackberry Smoke makes sweet, sexy country rock, cocksure and smart.

Vintage Vinyl

Side A is a moody, riff-driven garage classic, while the B-side is an uptempo rocker, both topped with memorable, melodic vocals.

Same as the Old Boss

Flotsam and Jetsam are, officially, an Arizona rock 'n' roll treasure. And that ain't no slight.

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Stars Pick Their Top Five! This week: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Vintage Vinyl

The 1965 release, "I've Got a Girl"/"Tell Her" indicated a new direction for the band and set the stage for what they would become as The Dearly Beloved.

Light the Match

If you start with a penny and double it every day, the total climbs to more than $1 million within four weeks.

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Stars Pick Their Top Five! This Week: Santa Pachita

Vintage Vinyl

Though "La Bamba" is said to have African roots and been written well over 100 years ago, it's 20th century form came into being as a Veracurz wedding dance, the earliest known recorded version was released in 1939 by El Jarocho (Alvaro Hernandez Ortiz).

C'mon C'mon!

A Q&A with Hank Topless and Al Perry

Rattus Norvegicus 

"Conceived on tour, on the road to Berlin. Eagle spirit adorned in Lake Tahoe during our wedding ceremony," says papa Howe Gelb of daughter Patsy, songwriting frontwoman of glammy power-poppers Patsy's Rats.

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Shoegaze, avant-garde alternative, indie rock, garage-something—all somewhat lazy descriptives that have been aimed at Pennsylvania rockers The Districts.

Vintage Vinyl

KTKT' DJ Frank Casanova was a local icon in the late '60s, hosting his regular slot as well as his late night "Threshold" show, also on KTKT, which featured the heavier "underground/acid rock" sounds of the day.

Power and Lyricism

An arm-less knife thrower on the run from the law; a desperate woman with nowhere to go; a revolution in the depths of space.

Directions Not Included

Tucson psychedelic heroes The Myrrors make it up as they go

Vintage Vinyl

Ernie Menehune My Way LP, dedicated to the Spanish Trail Motel Gold Crown Records GCR ST6 

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California psychobilly burners Tiger Army formed back in '96, and they've been a regular presence on punk-rock package tours and fest bills since.

Don't Forget the Coop

Alice Cooper talks his early Tucson days with The Spiders, Chris Cornell and his new album Paranormal

Information Inspiration

Catch enough fleeting glimpses of your purpose in life, and you might finally lock your sights on it for good. Epiphanies spring from experience. Lando Chill acknowledges that he didn't embrace his true purpose instantaneously.

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Cobra Family Picnic's latest album Magnetic Anomaly is a journey through a Carlos Castañeda hallucinogen-tinted landscape, the mystical and, we're guessin', the pharmacological frontiers of contemporary psych.

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