Chris Smith

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  • 12 years ago

    When it comes to rock and roll, you would think that a garage is a garage is a garage. Sure, the space might not actually be a garage per se. Maybe the rock and roll lab in question is actually a warehouse, or a "practice studio." But the physical...

  • 12 years ago

    For every UK-based rock band that has achieved staggering success here in the United States, there are scores who, despite great success in their own territory, have never made the trip across at all. Then there are those that have made the jump o...

  • 13 years ago

    "George Bush says a lot of shit. It's a lot of bluster," says Nuclear Assault bassist Danny Lilker. "He has to say stuff so all the flag-wavers can go, 'Oh, yeah, we ain't gonna take no shit.' " Lilker's pace accelerates. "I feel that it would be ...

  • 13 years ago

    Lots of folks get into a band, make it "big" -- on one level or another -- and then start side projects to keep themselves interested. Others start off dabbling in a bunch of different things and end up pursuing whatever ball stays in the air the ...

  • 13 years ago | Houston Music

    First things first, goldenARM is not Machowagon Pt. II. Where dune*TX's last record took the elephantine bombast of stoner rock and gave it a popped-out, surf sort of feel -- raising the band to new heights in the process -- the new CD reverses th...

  • 13 years ago

    Squint is closing in on greatness. And that's pretty wonderful indeed if your musical style of choice is guitar pop that turns tales of the heart into three-and-a-half-minute bursts of overdriven rock. Vocalist/guitarist/lyricist Dane Adrian doesn...