#152.2 – May 2010

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2001
Driven witless by boy bands, teen queens and testosterock? Let our guide to new acts prick up your ears and restore your faith in music. Monster Magnet Dave Wyndorf, the commander-in-chief of New Jersey‘s stalwart rock soldiers, makes clear his directives regarding the state of the rock, Courtney Love and photographers who make him go, "Hmmm…."

Looking for a little warmth this season? Get Close-Up with Katherine Heigl, the star of TV‘s Roswell and the big screen‘s Valentine. Plus, prepare for a long winter with reviews of Hannibal and other post-holiday theater flotsam.




New Releases Listing

Wiretapping News
Yahoo! Weezer go on tour; Les Claypool is not past his Primus; A.P. visits hardcore flag-wavers H20 in the studio; the Nitro label has a Damned good time; we go There And Back with Superchunk and expose the warm and fuzzy truth behind new metal, just in time for Valentine‘s Day.

Low Profile
Get the low down on 25 of the happening-est artists on the horizon, including Linkin Park, Selby Tigers, Gob, Disengage, DAT Politics and many more.

Reviews this issue of new releases by Dropkick Murphys, Entombed, Kutmasta Kurt, the Paper Chase, Ladytron, Laurie Anderson, Sun Ra, Frank Black And The Catholics, Delerium and many more; Self-Analysis gets an earful from ex-Pavement leader Stephen Malkmus, horny hip-hoppers Smut Peddlers and post-rock icons Tortoise.

A.P. Recommends/Charts
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