[Update: Canceled] Modern Life is War Will Play St. Louis for the First Time in Six Years

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By Nick Lucchesi

[Editor's note: We've just received word from MLIW's people that one of its members has a family medical emergency and this show is canceled. The band hopes to reschedule soon.]

The last time Modern Life Is War played St. Louis, it looked liked like Hillary Clinton could be president, America was blissfully unaware of Sarah Palin and the first-generation iPhone was a tech revelation.

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The Ongoing Explosion of Crossover Thrash Band Power Trip

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By Nick Lucchesi

"Whiskey and yummy snacks."

Thus ends the rider for Dallas hardcore/thrash band Power Trip, whose recent ascent hasn't left a lot of time for fleshing out a list of things the band would like in its greenroom.

"I wrote, verbatim, 'a bottle of whiskey and yummy snacks; various, assorted yummy snacks,'" says frontman Riley Gale by phone from his duplex in Old East Dallas. "This rider business is new to me."

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Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Is Wrong About Punk

Todd Owyoung
Bruce Dickinson rules. He's the greatest singer for one of the greatest bands of all time, Iron Maiden. But recently, he unleashed some pretty charged words in an interview with the Guardian. In addition to dropping one of the most incredible quotations ever, "fame is the excrement of creativity," he also said a few harsh words about punk rock, referring to it as rubbish and saying that the lack of talent in punk was an excuse to call it performance art. He goes on to state, "Half the kids that were in punk bands were laughing at the art establishment, going: 'What a fucking bunch of tosspots. Thanks very much, give us the money, and we'll fuck off and stick it up our nose and shag birds.'"

Not totally untrue. The problem, however, lies in his words that immediately follow that thought:

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Guttermouth Frontman Mark Adkins Loves Playing Punk and Talking Shit

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On a Tuesday afternoon, Guttermouth front man Mark Adkins is laying in bed, slurping down a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats, and talking about how boring it is living in San Juan Capistrano, California, how he's itching to get the band back on the road at the end of this month. "There's a sense of normalcy being on the road," Adkins says, his voice gruff from sleep, having been rousted out of bed for the interview. "Even when I am home, I take off to Tijuana or Rosarito just to get out of here. It gets really boring."

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Lady Gaga is Really into Crust Punk, DOOM and G.I.S.M.

In her latest music video for "Telephone," Lady Gaga is hanging out in women's prison, seemingly up to no good and, as we find out, waiting for a phone call from Beyonce.

What's received some attention from those who enjoy both Gaga's pop songs and bands like Discharge (we do exist, of course), is the leather jacket she's wearing in the video.

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