Front woman of Bay Area's dark, doom and dreamlike King Woman, Kristina Esfandiari, talks growing up in a spiritually oppressive environment, music as a form of therapy, and the band's first EP: the haunting and addictive "Doubt"
There are two problems with Christmas music: It's usually very sappy and you wind up hearing the same songs over and over again. If you like loud music, it's even harder to enjoy. Here are some metal and punk rock songs for your Christmas playlist.
I'll let you know right now, the chapter on the L.A. Hair Metal scene of the 1980s that wrought Van Halen, Motley Crue, Quiet Riot, Poison, et al, is one of the most fun and ultimately, maybe the most poignant.
Minneapolis' Motion City Soundtrack has a new album, Go, featuring their song "Son Of A Gun," which is being presented here exclusively along with an associated webisode with bandmates discussing its awesomeness.
"The Beatles and I went to India for ourselves at first because fame had become extraordinarily overwhelming. We turned to ourselves in a way by going to the ashram, learning about ourselves, de-stressing our incredible nervous systems that had been shocked by enormous fame."
If you have a song stuck in your head and want to get rid of it, the correct thing to do is exclaim, out loud in a fuzzy voice, "I am Iron Man!" This doesn't really work, but it does bug the hell out of people at my local library.