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By Annie Linskey | November 4, 2004
Hometown: Baltimore Current members: Nancy Mitchell (right), vocalist; Mike Mitchell, bass; Jeff Knoll, drummer; Chris Oleynick, guitarist. Founded in: 2002 Style: Garage rock Influenced by: Love, Blue Cheer, Electric Prunes, the Pretty Things Notable: Three members of the band -- Mike Mitchell, Jeff Knoll and Chris Oleynick -- played together in a band called Major Bailey's Menagerie from 1979 to 2002. Nancy Mitchell -- Mike's wife -- filled in on vocals during a rehearsal, and they liked her so much they asked her to keep singing in the band.
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By Sam Sessa | sam.sessa@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 25, 2010
In the past few years, no-frills rock 'n' roll -- the kind that Cage the Elephant does best -- has been on the rise. If you missed out on the chance to get tickets for Cage the Elephant's sold-out show Feb. 26 at the Recher Theatre in Towson, there are plenty of other hard-edged rock acts to whet your appetite. The Black Belles: This all-female Nashville quartet is signed to Jack White's record label, Third Man Records. Their delightfully dirty single "What Can I Do?" is reminiscent of lo-fi '60s garage rock.
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By SAM SESSA | April 17, 2008
Hometown -- Baltimore Current members --Rebecca Lawrence, bass; Dan Steele, drums; Christopher "Lazlo Lee" Edwards, guitar and vocals Founded in --2005 Style --punk/garage rock Influenced by --The Sonics, The Kinks, The Cramps, The Insomniacs, The Stooges Notable --Last year, the trio released a four-song vinyl EP called, fittingly, the 7" EP. Most of the tracks were recorded live in studio, and the band wants to take the same approach on their debut...
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By SAM SESSA | April 17, 2008
Hometown -- Baltimore Current members --Rebecca Lawrence, bass; Dan Steele, drums; Christopher "Lazlo Lee" Edwards, guitar and vocals Founded in --2005 Style --punk/garage rock Influenced by --The Sonics, The Kinks, The Cramps, The Insomniacs, The Stooges Notable --Last year, the trio released a four-song vinyl EP called, fittingly, the 7" EP. Most of the tracks were recorded live in studio, and the band wants to take the same approach on their debut...
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | April 12, 1991
Benatar can't do justice to first-rate blues materialTRUE LOVEPat Benatar (Chrysalis 21805)There's nothing wrong with an established pop star wanting to strike out in a new direction. Linda Ronstadt, for instance, earned considerable acclaim for her album of Mexican songs, while Robert Plant's return to roots with the Honeydrippers was a major hit. Unfortunately, not every artist's attempt at reinvention pans out; some end up as hopelessly inept as Pat Benatar's botch-of-the-blues album, "True Love."
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By Sam Sessa | sam.sessa@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 25, 2010
In the past few years, no-frills rock 'n' roll -- the kind that Cage the Elephant does best -- has been on the rise. If you missed out on the chance to get tickets for Cage the Elephant's sold-out show Feb. 26 at the Recher Theatre in Towson, there are plenty of other hard-edged rock acts to whet your appetite. The Black Belles: This all-female Nashville quartet is signed to Jack White's record label, Third Man Records. Their delightfully dirty single "What Can I Do?" is reminiscent of lo-fi '60s garage rock.
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By Eric R. Danton and Eric R. Danton,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 31, 2002
Instead of gasping its last breath, rock music proved startlingly vital in 2002, the Year of the Scruffy Man. With a load of lo-fi histrionics, garage rockers such as the Strokes, the Hives and the Vines landed prominent display space in pop culture. There were magazine covers, primetime TV, high-profile concert tours. All were lauded as possible rock 'n' roll redeemers. And all of them, as it happens, are men. Then there are bands like the Donnas and Sahara Hotnights, girl punks who can rock with the best of the boys but don't get the same kind of attention.
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By Brian McCollum and Brian McCollum,KNIGHT RIDDER / TRIBUNE | October 16, 2003
It's been a long time since Alice Cooper shocked anybody. The guy who invented the rock 'n' roll gross-out game was long ago surpassed by the acts for whom he paved the way -- Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, even Eminem. The 1990s found Cooper making music that was about as methodical as his golf game, and it was easy to get the impression that at this point in life he was happier devoting more energy to the links than to the licks. Brutal Planet and Dragontown were halfhearted stabs at squeezing his muse into a dark industrial-rock box and followed a decade in which he'd tried the same clumsy trick with hair metal.
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By Michael Yockel and Michael Yockel,Special to The Sun | February 25, 1994
Almost 30 years ago, Arthur Lee was the man.Tall, lanky, dressed in wild checkered pants, red sweater and leather jacket, and wearing triangular, blue-tinted glasses, he cut something of a conspicuous figure, even on Los Angeles' flamboyant Sunset Strip. In the spring of 1966, Mr. Lee and his band, Love, tumbled out of L.A.'s hurly-burly folk-rock scene (the Byrds, Sonny and Cher, the Mamas and the Papas, the Turtles) with a hit single (a rambunctious cover of Bacharach and David's "My Little Red Book")
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By SAM SESSA | January 31, 2008
Hometown -- Frederick Current members --Caitlin Nethery, rhythm guitar, vocals; Zachary Anselmo, lead guitar, vocals; Patrick Fulford, drums; Courtney Cromartie, keyboards; John Cromartie, bass Founded in --2006 Style --garage rock Influenced by --the Shins, Eisley, Pedro the Lion, Elliott Smith Notable --All of the songs for a future full-length album are written. Now, the band just has to work on the arrangements and presentation, Nethery said. They hope to get started by the end of the year.
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By Annie Linskey | November 4, 2004
Hometown: Baltimore Current members: Nancy Mitchell (right), vocalist; Mike Mitchell, bass; Jeff Knoll, drummer; Chris Oleynick, guitarist. Founded in: 2002 Style: Garage rock Influenced by: Love, Blue Cheer, Electric Prunes, the Pretty Things Notable: Three members of the band -- Mike Mitchell, Jeff Knoll and Chris Oleynick -- played together in a band called Major Bailey's Menagerie from 1979 to 2002. Nancy Mitchell -- Mike's wife -- filled in on vocals during a rehearsal, and they liked her so much they asked her to keep singing in the band.
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By Brian McCollum and Brian McCollum,KNIGHT RIDDER / TRIBUNE | October 16, 2003
It's been a long time since Alice Cooper shocked anybody. The guy who invented the rock 'n' roll gross-out game was long ago surpassed by the acts for whom he paved the way -- Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, even Eminem. The 1990s found Cooper making music that was about as methodical as his golf game, and it was easy to get the impression that at this point in life he was happier devoting more energy to the links than to the licks. Brutal Planet and Dragontown were halfhearted stabs at squeezing his muse into a dark industrial-rock box and followed a decade in which he'd tried the same clumsy trick with hair metal.
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By Eric R. Danton and Eric R. Danton,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 31, 2002
Instead of gasping its last breath, rock music proved startlingly vital in 2002, the Year of the Scruffy Man. With a load of lo-fi histrionics, garage rockers such as the Strokes, the Hives and the Vines landed prominent display space in pop culture. There were magazine covers, primetime TV, high-profile concert tours. All were lauded as possible rock 'n' roll redeemers. And all of them, as it happens, are men. Then there are bands like the Donnas and Sahara Hotnights, girl punks who can rock with the best of the boys but don't get the same kind of attention.
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By Michael Yockel and Michael Yockel,Special to The Sun | February 25, 1994
Almost 30 years ago, Arthur Lee was the man.Tall, lanky, dressed in wild checkered pants, red sweater and leather jacket, and wearing triangular, blue-tinted glasses, he cut something of a conspicuous figure, even on Los Angeles' flamboyant Sunset Strip. In the spring of 1966, Mr. Lee and his band, Love, tumbled out of L.A.'s hurly-burly folk-rock scene (the Byrds, Sonny and Cher, the Mamas and the Papas, the Turtles) with a hit single (a rambunctious cover of Bacharach and David's "My Little Red Book")
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | April 12, 1991
Benatar can't do justice to first-rate blues materialTRUE LOVEPat Benatar (Chrysalis 21805)There's nothing wrong with an established pop star wanting to strike out in a new direction. Linda Ronstadt, for instance, earned considerable acclaim for her album of Mexican songs, while Robert Plant's return to roots with the Honeydrippers was a major hit. Unfortunately, not every artist's attempt at reinvention pans out; some end up as hopelessly inept as Pat Benatar's botch-of-the-blues album, "True Love."
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | November 22, 2006
Garage rock meets garage moviemaking: that should have been the mandate of Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, featuring Kyle Gass and Jack Black as the amateur-hour power-guitar duo Tenacious D, who believe they're God's (or Satan's) gift to rock 'n' roll. Instead, with the collusion of director and co-writer Liam Lynch, Gass and Black make a spectacle of themselves. They create a joke-ridden fantasy complete with tarot card chapter breaks boasting titles like "Destiny" and "The Quest."
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By SAM SESSA | November 8, 2007
Hometown -- Baltimore Current members --Rob "Soma" Reichhelm, guitar and vocals; Chris Brohawn, drums; Josh Lundy, bass Founded in --2005 Style --garage rock Influenced by --Velvet Underground, Nirvana, Elliott Smith, Radiohead Notable --The group started as Reichhelm's solo project, but snowballed over time into a trio. Its first full-length album, The Surgeon, came out a couple of months ago. Quotable --Reichhelm on the band's beginning: "People thought it was decent enough. I kept going with it. Now it's a collaborative project.
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