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2007 Stories by Austin Powell

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  • Grupo Fantasma

    published December 27, 2007

    The cultural and musical explosion that epitomizes Grupo Fantasma is no small secret in Texas. The Latin-based 11-piece ensemble, formed in... More >>

  • Toadies, Lions

    published December 13, 2007

    As evidenced by the reissue treatment given to the Foo Fighters' The Colour and the Shape and Dave Grohl's current reign atop Clear... More >>

  • Team Sleep

    published December 6, 2007

    As its name implies, Chino Moreno's Team Sleep is essentially the Deftones on downers, expanding the more atmospheric moments of songs like... More >>

  • Black Angels, Strange Boys

    published November 29, 2007

    "Turn on, tune in and drone out." Stamped onto the cover of the Black Angels' eponymous debut EP, this twist on the familiar '60s mantra... More >>

  • Tool

    published November 15, 2007

    Tool's appeal has always been about escapism. The seminal four-piece's alt-metal lurks in the shadows, exploring the darker aspects of society... More >>

  • Down

    published November 8, 2007

    More than a decade after the band's appropriately titled debut, NOLA, Down emerges from the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina to reestablish... More >>

  • Girl Talk

    published November 1, 2007

    Mash-up artist Girl Talk copies and pastes, then chops and screws together, million-dollar beats, timeless riffs and unforgettable hooks,... More >>

  • Jay Reatard

    published October 25, 2007

    Jay Reatard is one drug overdose or insane-asylum visit away from working himself into legend. The most prominent figure in Memphis's thriving,... More >>

  • Sage Francis

    published June 7, 2007

    For a quick summation of Sage Francis's career to date, spin the first two cuts from his latest Epitaph, Human the Death Dance. Opener... More >>

  • Maserati

    published June 7, 2007

    Following a four-year hiatus, Maserati returns rejuvenated and reformulated, with Gerhardt Fuchs, of !!! and LCD Soundsystem fame, inducing... More >>

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