Linda Leseman

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  • 5 years ago | Concerts

    Whatever happened to Savatage? They really weren't half bad. Somewhere between their 1995 album Dead Winter Dead and the light bulb that lit up in producer Paul O'Neill's head in 1996 and told him to create the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a metal-li...

  • 6 years ago | Whatever

    Screw those pink sparkly Daisy Rock guitars. Chicks can stroke the neck of a Fender Strat right alongside the guys. The best girl rockers also deliver some of the wickedest vocals out there and, as an added bonus, usually look damn sexy doing it. ...

  • 6 years ago

    When the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' first two singles ("Zero," "Heads Will Roll") from It's Blitz! dropped in February, critical eyebrows rose dubiously at the possible electronica-fication of a band whose garage-rocker identity has solidly defined two albu...

  • 6 years ago | Playbill

    Amanda Palmer is exhausted. Slouched in a dining room booth at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Austin, she arrived Tuesday night after an Australian tour and has already performed once this afternoon. The 17-hour time difference between Oz and Texas ha...

  • 6 years ago | SXSW

    If the bands at All Star Austin's "Super Bloody Mary Jam" Thursday afternoon at the Red Eyed Fly had been as good as the free Bloody Marys, I might have stayed longer. Shortly after the free booze ran out, so did my patience. The lead singer of L....

  • 6 years ago

    Amanda Palmer, best known as front woman of The Dresden Dolls, is flying solo these days. Touring in support of 2008's Who Killed Amanda Palmer, she's incorporated into her punk-cabaret aesthetic additional shenanigans such as ukulele ballads, dra...