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Standing Tall

When the history of Bo Pelini’s tenure as head football coach at Nebraska is written, the 2011 Penn State game will figure prominently. It will say Pelini never stood taller.

Yes, the Huskers won the game, 17-14, on the road, against a Penn State team that had lost only once. But Pelini has coached many victories during his four seasons. And he’ll coach many more.

What distinguished this game above the others,...

Kosha Dillz

Just when you thought there wasn't any more white boy hip-hop (no offense), here comes Kosha DIllz, a New Jersey-bred emcee who says he's "an artist who loves Jewish Israel zionistic hip-hop-esque, cool hipster-atious, bodacious moving beats and shows at cruddy bars with soon-to-be superstars." Whatever that means, Kosha Dillz is on a mission to execute his witty rhymes to anyone who will listen. He already has...

Touche Amore

Admit it, a lot of us are punk rock snobs. We consider The Clash, Exploited, The Sex Pistols and even Bad Religion the definition of punk, not these bubble gum pop-punk bands like Blink-182 or Green Day. Sadly, the younger generations are going to need one hell of an education to undo the damage MTV has done. Touche Amore is somewhere in the middle. The California-based post-hardcore quintet got together in 2007...

The Appleseed Cast

A few miles away in Lawrence, Kansas, there is a bubbling music scene--and there always has been. Since 1999, The Appleseed Cast has had a strong presence in Lawrence, planting their experimental brand of indie-rock firmly in the soil. Comprised of  singer/guitarist Chris Crisci, guitarist Aaron Pillar, bassist Nathan Whitman and drummer John Momberg, the band is primarily a guitar-driven, instrumental band....

An Evening With Corey Taylor

It can happen at any moment in life. You’re heading in one direction and all of a sudden you do a 180 degree turn. Most often, there is a defining moment where everything clearly changed. That moment for Slipknot’s Corey Taylor was when the band lost bassist Paul Gray to an accidental overdose. The Des Moines native told Revolver magazine, “Slipknot just doesn’t make sense without Paul Gray.” This, of course,...

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