Mando Diao’s Björn Dixgård doesn’t give a fuck about sound

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MAY 5, 2005 By Steve Newton A couple of years back, when I first heard the Hellacopters' By the Grace of God CD, I figured I'd found the ultimate Swedish guitar-rock band. I played the thing endlessly, totally entranced by the awesome hooks, twin-guitar interplay, and '70s-style melodies. I spent many … Continue reading Mando Diao’s Björn Dixgård doesn’t give a fuck about sound

Roger Waters brings the Dark Side to Vancouver

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JUNE 27, 2007 British rock had a banner year in 1973. The Who released its Mods-versus-rockers masterwork, Quadrophenia, Elton John's career peaked with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and David Bowie took glam to new heights on Aladdin Sane. But the album many feel ruled in '73 was Pink Floyd's cosmic prog-rock … Continue reading Roger Waters brings the Dark Side to Vancouver