"I just wanna have a good time," wails Julia Shapiro of Seattle band Chastity Belt, but the good times sound over for good on the deliciously dark and doom-ridden "Time to Go Home," a party-ender to end all parties.
"I don't want to walk down memory lane," howls Joel Williams of the band Champ. "Burnt Alive" is an anti-nostalgic declaration, though the collision of grunge and febrile pop harmonies more than suggests that this San Diego foursome isn't ready to kiss off the rock 'n' roll past just yet.
One of the greatest of the original wave of grunge bands, Mudhoney is still slugging and sludging its way into rock 'n' roll fans' hardcore hearts. Witness "The Only Son of the Widow of Nain," a heavy track from the forthcoming album "Vanishing Point."
After standing in a line that extended around the side of the Tivoli Theater in the U-City loop clear to the back of the adjacent parking lot and into the alley Tuesday evening, we finally took our seats for the sold-out, one-night-only theatrical premiere of the highly anticipated Cameron Crowe documentary "Pearl Jam Twenty."