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Big Black

Last mentioned in Evanston : IL : USA
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Big Black's Biography

Big Black was an American punk rock band from Evanston, Illinois, active from 1981 to 1987. Founded by singer and guitarist Steve Albini, the band's initial lineup also included guitarist Santiago Durango and bassist Jeff Pezzati, both of Naked Raygun. In 1985 Pezzati was replaced by Dave Riley, who played on Big Black's two full-length studio albums, Atomizer (1986) and Songs About Fucking (1987).

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Avril Sweeney, the mother of freed British hostage Peter Moores, poses during celebrations following his release
Avril Sweeney, the mother of freed British hostage Peter Moores, poses for photographers at her home in Cleveleys in north-west England, during celebrations following his release. "It's like a big black cloud has been hanging over me and it has lifted now," said Sweeney.
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  • Jason Lescalleet to redefine 'noise,' 'music' at inaugural FMRL show

      News Source: Nashville Scene | 11 days ago
    In our information-driven world, the distractions associated with listening to music are a useful litmus test: There has to be something damned good about a performance for it to connect with you across a crowded bar or over your morning commute. At
  • Spiderland by Slint: the album that reinvented rock

      News Source: Guardian Unlimited | 3 months ago
    Todd Brashear, Brian McMahan, Britt Walford and David Pajo. Photograph: Will Oldham In March 1991, Melody Maker printed an album review written by Steve Albini at the time best known as the former frontman of Chicago noise trio Big Black, though
  • A Little-Known Band With a Big Sound

      News Source: New York Observer | 4 months ago
    But there's an annoying rub when you fall so in love with it that you want to play it for everybody and you want to talk about it all the time, but the file you got from the record label is password protected and you have to be like, Arrrgghh just

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