Another week, another Mercury music section to read while you play a thrilling game of Metallica Monopoly. Ride the lightning, or the B&O, as Metallica Monopoly "takes the popular board game to a whole new level." If you lose, no crying. This means you, Dave Mustaine.
Black Joe Lewis has soul and he's super bad. Along with his loyal band of Honeybears, the Texas blues/soul singer is getting down and dirty at this year's Waterfront Blues Festival.
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - "Black Snake"
We examine the dedicated, prolific, and oddly dysfunctional world of the Soft Tags.
Soft Tags - "Many Hands"
Because all we ever write about is indie rock, here is yet another article about some band called Group Doueh from Morocco (which I believe is a suburb of Orange County—it's right next to Buena Park).
Group Doueh - "Zayna Jumma"