Album review: Jesse Malin, Glitter in the Gutter (2007)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 12, 2007 By Steve Newton On his MySpace page, New York City rocker Jesse Malin quips that his music sounds like "mashed potatoes", which makes a bit of sense, I guess. As well as being totally tasty, the music on Glitter in the Gutter, Malin's third CD, is … Continue reading Album review: Jesse Malin, Glitter in the Gutter (2007)

Josh Homme’s grinding overdrive helps Screaming Trees wake up Vancouver on a Sunday night

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MARCH 20, 1997 Last Sunday night (March 16) I had three pretty good reasons for not wanting to drag my butt off a comfy couch and head downtown in the rain to review a rock show at the Rage. First off, I was tuckered out after the previous night’s … Continue reading Josh Homme’s grinding overdrive helps Screaming Trees wake up Vancouver on a Sunday night

Soundgarden’s grungey return leaves little to complain about in Vancouver

photo by rebecca blissett ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JULY 30, 2011 By Steve Newton Due to its proximity to Seattle, Vancouver has enjoyed a special kinship to the famed grunge bands of the Emerald City. Before making it big the plaid-clad lads in Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden, hungry for gigs, would head north to … Continue reading Soundgarden’s grungey return leaves little to complain about in Vancouver