Review: Me First & The Gimme Gimmes

Me First & The Gimme Gimmes "“Blow in the Wind”" (Fat Wreck Chords) Twenty-seven and a half minutes of cover songs.  It sounds like a dumb concept but it’s more fun then getting drunk on prom...

Interview: Placebo

by Anthony Aughtman Sitting down with all 3 members of Placebo is an honor and enriching experience as you will soon read. Placebo is Brian Molko (voice, guitar & keyboards), Stefan Olsdal (bass,...

Review: Mortician  

Mortician "“Domain of Death”" (Relapse Records) Death-grindcore two-men-and-a-drum-machine metal combo Mortician present you with their “magnum opus” (thus spake the press sheet) Domain of Death....

Review: Diffuser  

Diffuser "“Injury Loves Melody”" (Hollywood) Having established the measured, proper amount of indie-cred as Flu 13 (a detail repeatedly cited by their glossy, excessive press kit, which includes big,...

Review: Crom  

Crom "“The Cocaine Wars 1974-1989”" (Pessimiser Records) Black-death-speed metal in arctic barbarian packaging.  On the cover is a half-naked warrior chick riding a polar bear and inside are renderings...

Review: D-12

D-12 "“Devil’s Night”" (Shady Records / Interscope Records) D-12 (or the Dirty Dozen) is the rap group made up of Eminem and five of is boys from Detroit: Bizarre, Proof, Swift, Kon Artis, and Kuniva....

Review: Amorphis

Amorphis "“Am Universum”" (Relapse Records) Every now and again I hear a band that sounds exactly like another band that I love.  Amorphis is one of those bands.  Making clever use of the same...

Review: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals "“Live From Mars”" (Virgin Records) Years of touring have made this double disc inevitable. Disc One features the Innocent Criminals, while the second is just...

Review: Brother’s Keeper

Brother’s Keeper "“Fantasy Killer”" (Trustkill Records) When I was in high school I was the singer in a band called Brother’s Keeper.  Unfortunately, we sucked.  These guys don'’t, which explains...