Review: Soundgarden’s ‘Superunknown’ Rerelease Expands ’90s Masterpiece
2014 / Music

Review: Soundgarden’s ‘Superunknown’ Rerelease Expands ’90s Masterpiece

A new reissue of “Superunknown,” the best album recorded by grunge godfathers Soundgarden seeks to acknowledge the 20th anniversary of the record’s arrival and to resurrect its reputation among fans when so much as happened in the years since then. Continue reading

Review: Stone Temple Pilots’ Disc Is Attempt At Second Takeoff
2010 / Music

Review: Stone Temple Pilots’ Disc Is Attempt At Second Takeoff

Newly reunited Stone Temple Pilots were once the greatest guilty pleasure of the ’90s rock scene. Two decades after they ruled the airwaves, the alternative-rock group is hoping its new disc will allow them to defend their arena-rock status and maybe bring their fans out of the closet. Continue reading

Concert Review: Melvins Continue Propagating Cartoon-ish Punk-Metal Hybrid
2008 / Live Reviews / Music

Concert Review: Melvins Continue Propagating Cartoon-ish Punk-Metal Hybrid

For all the jokiness inherent in the Melvins’ music, many might think fate has played the ultimate joke on the hardcore/metal pioneers. After all, 20 years is a long time to follow an artistic vision with meager results. But the group proved on Sunday night’s concert in Madison, Wis., that being eclipsed by Nirvana and other grunge grandmasters hasn’t tamed their sonic firepower or their sense of humor. Continue reading