OC Weekly freelancer Oliver Hall details in this week's issue why you should risk a significant portion of your hearing and sanity and attend the Melvins/Big Business show tonight at Detroit Bar. I will merely add that this gig will give you maximum bang for your sludge-metal buck. Plus, Melvins fro ... More >>
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Neil Young, Live At Massey Hall (Reprise/WEA)
First, it was the break-up of Dead Moon, whom you might remember from Oliver Hall's CD review a few weeks back. And today, we learned of the unfortunate passing of Shocking Blue lead singer Mariska Veres, whose stunning voice you might remember from the original version of "Venus." The band also r ... More >>
Slayer--of whom Oliver Hall, reviewing in the Weekly the '80s metal godheads' July 22 Long Beach Arena show, wrote: " It was SLAYER, DUDE!!! BRUTAL AS FUCK!!!"--is getting no love in Fullerton. Under the headline "No Slayer Bus Benches for the City of Fullerton, CA," Blabbermouth.net reports that th ... More >>