Interview: Skindred

SKINDRED interview by james wright In a time when musical imitation passes for innovation, U.K upstarts Skindred have come to challenge everything you know about music. Combing the best elements of the...

Review: Troubled Hubble

Troubled Hubble "“Penturbia”" (Latest Flame Records) From the very first listen I thought these guys sounded like a young Eels.  Their sound is so fresh and new and uninhibited.  They beat to a...

Review: Tummler

Tummler "“Early Man”" (Small Stone Records) I like rock music as much as the next schmuck, but god damn, try to keep it interesting.  The fuzz is a little out of control and really drowns out the rest...

Interview: Ikara Colt

IKARA COLT interview by tom maxwell Fuck you! Fuck all of you reading this right now (especially you) and fuck all the unimportant bands muddling my brain with loose thoughts and incoherent ideas. You...

Interview: Northstar

NORTHSTAR interview by tom maxwell Always Shining to the North When a band assaults you with heavy distortion, expressive melodic singing, intense down to earth lyrics, and a poppy head banging...

Interview: The Rum Diary

THE RUM DIARY interview by pete soyer The four horseman of The Rum Diary (Daniel, Jon, Joe and Schuyler) have mastered the process of creating one solid sound out of a million different ideas. They are...

Review: Tora! Tora! Torrance!

Tora! Tora! Torrance! "Get into it" (The Militia Group) Sometimes when I'm out drinking myself into an raving idiot,  some of the worst music that I have ever heard is played.  Creed is blasting, and...

Review: TransAm

TransAm "“Extremixxx”" (Thrilljockey) 80’s 80’s 80’s!  This CD was perfect to listen to while I was waiting for name to be called for jury duty.  Never got called and sat there all day having this...

Review: The Fire Show

The Fire Show "Saint the Fire Show" (Perishable Records) The Fire Show takes the aggressive tones of post-punk underground rock and uses it as a grayscale palette for aggressive and unrushed indie art...

Review: The First Step

The First Step "Open Hearts and Clear Minds" (Livewire Records) I wish more hardcore sounded like this.  I can understand the singer and he's yelling about things that are worth understanding.  Whether...