Review: Cul de Sac

Cul de Sac "Death of the Sun" (Strange Attractors Audio House) The title of "Death of the Sun" suggests the dusk that is but a rebirth of a new day. The album is also a somewhat new direction for the...

Review: Bullets ‘N’ Octane

Bullets ‘N’ Octane "One Night Stand Rock N’ Roll Band" (Criterion) You see, this is the kind of band you want to beat the shit out of: they’'re obviously so talented that they could be a leading force...

Review: Czolgosz

Czolgosz "“Saipan”" (Rodent Popsicle) Americans fucking suck and Czolgosz proves this on almost every one of their songs.  Americans are selfish and will do whatever it takes to make more money and...

Review: 7th Standard

7th Standard "Fire From the Sky Ep" (Immortal) Not really sure where to put this band quite yet. Although they do have a familiar sound it's hard to peg who or what they sound like. These guys are...

Review: A Perfect Murder

A Perfect Murder "Cease to Suffer" (Goodfellow Records) Everybody seems to like emo-core except for real hardcore/metal heads.  You know who you are.  You hate Thrice, you don't like Taking Back Sunday...

Interview: Built To Spill

BUILT TO SPILL interview by gordon downs Considered one of the elder statesmen of the highly proliferated genre known as “indie rock”, Dough Martsch has been a thriving force in the underground...

Review: Aaron Neville

Aaron Neville "Orchid in the Storm" (Hyena Records) Joel Dorn's Hyena Records continues to reissue exquisite gems from the past. This true gem of smooth soul showcases the sweet and dynamic singing of...

Review: Twelfth Gate

Twelfth Gate "Summoning" (Crash Music) Following in the foot steps of such progressive metal acts as Helstar, John Arch era Fates Warning, Agent Steel and even newer comers Seven Witches comes Twelfth...

Review: Bear vs. Shark

Bear vs. Shark "Right Now, You're in the Best of Hands" (Equal Vision) What the world needs now is a real blast of fury and passion, not another mediocre mid-west emo band. Fuck, guess we'll have to...

Review: Beer: The Movie

Various Artists "Beer: The Movie" (Triple Crown) I've never seen "Beer: The Movie", even though there is a preview for the flick on his CD, but if the movie is anywhere near as good as the soundtrack,...