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Dammit All!

spandexpanda A few weeks ago, I returned from seeing Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators at Hampton Beach Casino with an abundance of photographs so voluminous that it has taken until this very moment to dig my way out. [...] Read more »

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What Goes on at the Steel Panther Show….

… stays at the Steel Panther Show. Photos from Steel Panther’s performance on May 23 at Hampton Beach Casino in New Hampshire. I can’t add much to what I’ve already said about Steel Panther. My review comes down to this. [...] Read more »

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A Funny Thing Happened at the Eels Show

Editor’s Note: The music world was all abuzz two weeks ago when Steve Perry broke an almost two-decade silence by appearing on stage with the Eels at a show in St. Paul. Slightly less well known is this: he joined [...] Read more »

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New Hampshire Fanthers

spandexpanda I’ve been to shows all over America, and beyond, so I feel I can safely say that rock fans in New Hampshire might be the best ones out there. Forget what you’ve been told about New Englanders being aloof– [...] Read more »

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Steel Panther: An Academic Analysis Probably Not Suitable for the Workplace

  the honorable spandexpanda, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Motley Crue Studies, Guyliner University As the title of their latest studio album, All You Can Eat,  suggests, Steel Panther are masters of the double entendre. Their lyrics show they have a [...] Read more »

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Johnny Lima’s Revolution

 You’ve got to appreciate a man who takes his time. While Johnny Lima has been a fixture on the Bay Area rock scene for more than twenty years, My Revolution– released in January 2014– is only his sixth studio album. [...] Read more »

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Lynam: Halfway to Hell

spandexpanda It’s taken me a little time to wrap my head around Halfway to Hell, Lynam’s most recent release, which appeared in December, 2013. What makes this album, and this band, interesting to listen to is how they blend hard [...] Read more »

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The Jaded: Rhythmic and Raunchy

    spandexpanda The Jaded have been rocking San Francisco and the Bay Area since 2011 with sound that carries the pedigree of all the great rock influences– it’s all there, from the British Invasion to the Sunset Strip. Lead [...] Read more »

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The Dead Good: Thirteen Polaroids

  spandexpanda I’ve spent the last week or two thinking a lot about the “alternative” label when applied to music, and I arrived at the conclusion in my last review that this moniker is just too broad to encompass so [...] Read more »

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Beware of Darkness: Orthodox

spandexpanda Since forming in 2011 in Los Angeles, Beware of Darkness has become a fixture in alternative rock circles, opening for acts such as Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, and Deftones, and appearing at the 2012 and 2013 SXSW Festivals. 2013 [...] Read more »

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