Gonzo Greg

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Current Faves

Johnny Cash, American VI: Ain’t No Grave. “This album is haunting and passionate, an amazing collection of his final work. We owe a debt of gratitude to producer Rick Rubin for introducing the Man in Black to a new generation.” Band of Skulls, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey. “This album’s just starting to get the recognition it deserves. Kinda like the White Stripes, but from Southampton, England.” The xx, xx. “A great band from London; this is their self-produced debut album, which was recorded in a small garage, mostly at night, which presumably explains its quiet, intimate sound.”

New Finds

Neon Trees, Habits. “Their debut album came out March 16. They’ve opened for a few dates with The Killers and have a sound that works if you like classic alt-rock like Depeche Mode or newer stuff like Silversun Pickups.” Yeller Bellies, Here to Suffer. “Vegas’ own local rockabilly, roots-rockin’, skillet-bangin’ heroes are back with a follow-up to their 2008 debut, Boys Will Be Boys.”


The Futureheads, “Heartbeat Song”; The Courteeners, “You Overdid It Doll”; Ellie Goulding, “Starry Eyed.” “A bunch of amazing Brit rock headed our way, assuming the record companies decide it’s OK for us Yanks to listen to.”