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Thirty-five years later, the Melvins are still rockin’ as hard & loud as they ever have

Melvins

SHOW REVIEW: With a sold-out crowd on hand at SF’s Great American Music Hall, Buzz Osborne and company performed as if everything depended on it.

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A Perfect Circle’s new album ‘Eat the Elephant’ plays a lot better live than its critics might think

A Perfect Circle

PHOTOS: Between Coachella performances, the alt-metal supergroup stopped in San Jose to perform material from its first new album in 14 years.

A Perfect Circle make their triumphant return to SF at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

A Perfect Circle

SHOW REVIEW: In the world of rock supergroups, there are few that have sprung up in the last few decades that can hold a candle to A Perfect Circle.

Deftones make their case in Berkeley that they’re still a force to be reckoned with

Deftones

SHOW REVIEW: Deftones are one of those rare beasts that have managed to make music on their own terms throughout their entire career.

After almost two decades apart, Failure are making up for lost time now

Failure

SHOW REVIEW: The world needs more space rock like Failure, so here’s hoping that they press on.

Fat Wreck Chords celebrates 25 years of punk rock over two days at SF’s Thee Parkside

Fat Wreck Chords - Strung Out

FESTIVAL REVIEW: NOFX, Lagwagon, No Use for a Name and many more shared the stage to ring in the independent record label’s landmark anniversary.

Minus the Bear show they still bring it after rocking Slim’s

SHOW REVIEW: Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their hit EP, Minus the Bear reminded a sold-out crowd at Slim’s what they’re all about.

Interpol play it cool with Rey Pila at Fox Theater Oakland

SHOW REVIEW: What Interpol lacks in conventional stage presence they made up for by setting a consistent mood and feeling of “cool.”