With a campus and student body the size of ASU, one would expect the independent music scene to be huge.
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Album: ‘Disambiguation’ Pitchforks: 4 out of 5 Artist: Underoath Label: Tooth & Nail
Age of Adz
With a sound as big as the snowcapped mountains and an eccentricity of Sarah Palin-esque proportions, the Alaskan natives of Portugal. The Man, have chiseled out their rightful place in the vast indie glacier.
“There Is a Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen it. There Is a Heaven Let’s Keep It a Secret”
If you threw the styles of Frank Zappa, The Beatles, disco and copious amounts of LSD in a blender, you might end up with something like Of Montreal.
After building anticipation for two years, Circa Survive has finally taken the lid off the pressure cooker. In its third studio album, “Blue Sky Noise,” the band has delivered 12 tracks that run the spectrum — from trademark introspection to dirty rock ‘n’ roll. But that’s just the start.
When charismatic singer Anthony Green decided to part ways with Saosin in order to form Circa Survive, there was great hope they could jive with the big boys of the post-hardcore scene of the early 2000s. Few, however, could have even begun to anticipate the hysteria that would follow.
With no gimmicks included, Oakland-based duo Zion I has established themselves prominently within the hip-hop community. By fusing together their special blend of high impact hip-hop, avant-garde jazz and electronica, the two talented musicians behind Zion I have concocted one hell of live act — an act so innovative that Talib Kweli and Aesop Rock have collaborated with them. Now, after releasing their 6th studio album, “The Takeover,” the duo is finding a groundswell of new fans.
Tom Green is by no means your average comedian. In just 28 short years, he went from a near-typical Canadian to an American cultural icon via “The Tom Green Show,” a show so wild and spontaneous that adolescent brains couldn’t help but pulsate in sheer delight.
The term “badass” may not be the most eloquent word in the English language, but when trying to describe comedian Joe Rogan, it certainly does the job best.
In this day and age of music, the natural action for bands to take is simple: pick a genre and latch on with a kung fu grip.