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On the metal band's decade-long trajectory ... and how bands are like dogs.

The Weekly interview: Torche bassist Jonathan Nuñez

July 22nd, 2015

On the metal band's decade-long trajectory ... and how bands are like dogs.

  • The Downtown venue's closure left more than 25 scheduled concerts without homes.

  • “I thought music could be talked about like any novel could."

  • Fifth studio album is simpler but sleepier and less resonant.

  • The hip-hop legends still bring the noise, but not without misfires and repeating itself.

  • Lil Debbie, a '90s punk tribute night and the experimental pop-rock of The Lentils.

  • Less than a year into its second life, the Bunkhouse Saloon is dead again.

  • The Mescaleros created a different kind of sound behind Strummer—a tight, sharp backing for what were originally three-chord punk tunes.

  • The new LP trades zoned-out guitars and shaggy rock touchstones for hypnotic electronic grooves.

  • Wilson is back to creating something special live.

  • It's his most outrageous, Vegas release yet.

  • “Truckin’” gets a huge response, though not as loud as when Bob Weir sings the song’s iconic line: “What a long, strange trip it’s been!”

  • The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson play the Joint on July 10.

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