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Interview: Director Kat Candler on Her Sundance-Selected Short Film, Black Metal

Interview: Director Kat Candler on Her Sundance-Selected Short Film, Black Metal

Interview by J. Bennett The 2013 edition of the annual Sundance Film Festival, which is going down in Park City, Utah, starting on Thursday, will be extra grim and frostbitten this year with the inclusion of Black Metal, a 9-minute short directed by University of Texas film lecturer Kat Candler. The flick features music from […]

Review: The Melvins – Freak Puke

Review: The Melvins – Freak Puke

Leave it to the Melvins to rearrange their lineup again—temporarily, this time—for the sake of weirdness. On Freak Puke, vocalist-guitarist King Buzzo and drummer Dale Crover team up with Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn for what’s being dubbed “Melvins Lite.” They might be one drummer short of a full Melvins deck, but the resulting hand […]

Review: Royal Thunder – CVI

Review: Royal Thunder – CVI

With their debut full-length, Atlanta rock quadrangle Royal Thunder deliver on the unlikely promise offered by their self-titled 2010 EP: deep Sabbathian grooves with a distinct Southern twang fronted by a female vocalist-bassist with a killer banshee wail. On CVI, frontwoman Mlny Parsonz leads her bandmates through a thick rock hurricane that spins soaring melodies […]

Photos: The Darkness, Live in Los Angeles

Photos: The Darkness, Live in Los Angeles

“Gimme a D! Gimme an ’Arkness’!”  That’s how frontman Justin Hawkins greeted the packed-to-the-tits, way-beyond-sold-out crowd on Sunday night, February 19,at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Revolver was in the front row for the Darkness’ first Hollywood appearance in eight years. Faces were ruled, asses were kicked, and names were taken. Here’s the […]