Review: As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying "Beneath the Encasing of Ashes" (Pluto Records) Some hardcore just plain kicks ass....this is definitely the case with As I Lay Dying, formely known as Life Once Lost.  True to their name,...

Review: Aspects of Physics

Aspects of Physics "Systems of Social Recalibration" (Imputer / Rocket Racer USA) Excellent cover design. Expect a good 15 minutes of bewilderment, if you happen to smoke and then try to comprehend the...
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Audra "Going To The Theatre" (Projekt Records) With their second full length album release, Arizona based brothers Bret and Bart Helm enter the arena with a continuing theme of Gothic flavored music and...

Review: Barnyard Ballers

Barnyard Ballers "“Nudie Bar Blues”" (Crazy Love Records) This record makes me want to move to some stupid trucker town like California City or Oildale and marry Kid Rock’s deranged cousin with a...

Review: The East Bay Chasers

The East Bay Chasers "Johnny is a Junky" (Rats Records / Cheetah's Records) "Johnny is a Junky" is a five-song EP filled to the brim with snotty, sneering punk rawk.  Although The East Bay Chasers rarely...

Review: Blacksonny

Blacksonny "Self-Titled" (Vital Cog) An impressive debut that still feels very much the debut from Blacksonny.  Let me explain:  they sound like they are all so good at playing their instruments that...

Review: Bright Calm Blue

Bright Calm Blue "Asymmetry Set" (Divot) Should one be overcome with an uneasy sense of foreboding when opening a jewel case and coming face to face with a lengthy passage from Henry Miller’s seminal...

Review: Cadillac Blindside

Cadillac Blindside "These Liquid Lungs" (Fueled by Ramen) This CD starts out fucking rad. Two chords, with a little  sway, can go a long way if they're heavy and repetitive for a  short amount of time....
Interview Glassjaw

Interview: Glassjaw

Lauren, GlassJaw's tour manager, took me from the Warped Tour parking lot into GlassJaw's tour bus. Inside is the usual touring paraphernalia: Playstation 2, Southern Comfort, and cases of Yoo-hoo. The...