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Erik Wood

Erik Wood is a student at UW-River Falls.

October 19, 2006

Never Shave Again Tour gets wild crowd

Fine Line Music Café. Oct. 14. The Never Shave Again Tour. A line-up of bands Silverstein, Aiden, along with The Devil Wears Prada, and The Stick Up. With the tour just beginning a day prior in Milwaukee, each band gave 110 percent. The show erupted with the sounds of Ontario’s own The Stick Up. For […]

October 12, 2006

Trivium improves sound, riffs on album

“The Crusade” has finally arrived. Florida’s insane, trilling, metal rocking four-piece band Trivium is back and smashing onto the scene with its third album release. Following the explosive second album “Ascendancy,” which easily sold more than 100,000 copies and then some. According to Roadrunner Records, the band stated, “Our crusade is to make Trivium something […]

September 28, 2006

Performing band deemed good background music

I’ve got to ask you what’s better, buying albums for the first listen or seeing a band live? I think the answer to the question is completely rhetorical. I suppose I could be wrong though. Personally, if I can attend a live music event, let alone a rock show, count me in. The best way […]

September 21, 2006

Summer of music

The droning sounds of “Promiscuous Girl” and “SexyBack” shatter your eardrums as you groggily attempt to slam the snooze button for another five miserable minutes of that ever-so-needed, or should I say, wanted sleep.

April 6, 2006

Death-Grip holds strong

According to Victory Records, “In a musical environment that values style at least as much as substance, many bands embrace one over the other, or attempt to walk a tightrope between excessive showiness and serious, honest song craft. Atreyu have firmly established themselves on the side of solid songwriting, tight arrangements and musicianship with their […]