Latest Jason Bracelin Stories

2008-08-01 06:00:29

By Jason Bracelin The underground lives in Lord ClovenHoof's garage. It's stuffy and damn hot, like entering a giant gym sock, but hey, if you're one of Vegas' leading patrons of infernal underground metal, then your homebase should approximate Hades' swelter at least a little bit. "In the summertime, it's a little rough in here," he chuckles, glancing about the room, where stacks of amps and guitars rest next to lawn care equipment. "We put in an air conditioner," he adds, "but it...

2008-07-22 06:00:32

By Jason Bracelin By Jason Bracelin Review-Journal He looked like a muscle spasm incarnate, a drunken ballerina, twitching, trembling, leaping, lunging, posing and pinwheeling about the stage, as if his flesh were a prison he was trying to escape from. Through it all, he smiled like the cat who not only ate the canary, but devoured most of its kin as well. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is not prone to small gestures - he's the kind of guy who favors bear hugs over handshakes, wet...

2008-07-16 06:00:29

By Jason Bracelin It's like Christmas in July, and Santa's here to pour a little sugar (and arsenic) in your ears. With the year half over, it's time to take stock of the best of albums of '08 thus far. Here are my current favorites: The Gutter Twins, "Saturnalia": A mix of bourbon and, well, lots more bourbon, this pairing of the dead-voiced Mark Lanegan and the whiskeyed come-ons of Greg Dulli is like a pox on sobriety. Two of rock's best, most distinctive vocalists hiss and moan...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.