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RIP Jon Blank
Jon Blank, bassist for Wino and other bands, died this past weekend of a suspected drug overdose. (See story here.) I am not familiar with his other projects, but evidently he was quite the musician. His work on Wino's Punctuated Equilibrium was perfect - solid, supportive, supple
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Bison B.C. – Quiet Earth
Bison B.C. blend genres admirably on their Metal Blade debut Quiet Earth, a more complete package than their first release Earthbound. Molding together sludge riffs, prog metal solos, and thrash-like melodies, Bison B.C. leave little breathing room
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Farflung go near, then far
Space/stoner rockers Farflung are playing rare live dates in LA (The Echo, 3/19) and SF (Bottom of the Hill, 3/20) before undertaking a week-long tour of central Europe, including the Roadburn Festival. (See dates here.) Stoner rock all sounds the same to me - see this great interview with Roadrun…