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Queens of the Stone Age (music group)

Review: Queens of the Stone Age at the Aragon

Review: Queens of the Stone Age at the Aragon

Queens of the Stone Age singer-guitarist Josh Homme towers over his band, the audience, his music. He’s an imposing figure in no-nonsense black shirt and jeans, with a scarf dangling from his back pocket like a tail or a talisman. He exudes don’t-mess-with-me presence.

But the voice is softspoken and casual, the voice of a guy who spends a lot of time in wide open spaces with not a lot of company. When he sings, he doesn’t growl or threaten so much as croon, breaking out a falsetto that belies his imposing physical stature.

And those seeming contradictions are all there in the music, integrated to create an imposing mess of menace and vulnerability, power and...

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