Review: Hella / Dilute “Live” Split

Hella / Dilute "Live" Split EP (Sickroom Records) Two of the west coats' most engaging bands captured exquisitely on this one double disc offering! What more could you ask for? Hailing from the Bay...

Interview: D.O.A.

by mike calabro home This interview had to be rescheduled many times. I suppose I can take all the blame. The first time Joey called me, I did not have my questions ready, so I had to lie and tell...

Interview: Death on Wednesday

interview by richie No money, no car, no job, but I'm in a band. The slogan seems to speak out at the world's expectations of success as a whole. In a world where status and material possessions seem...

Review: The Darkness

by jeff mckibben My first exposure to The Darkness was over the holidays on the ride back from the bars after a long alcohol soaked night that ended with my playing air guitar in my parent’s...

Review: Wumpscut

Wumpscut "Preferential Legacy & Music for a German Tribe" (Metropolis Records) I'm a yellow flower all comfy in my world of happy sunshine.  Ahh, so happy! Hmm? What's that on the horizon?! Oh, no...

Review: Very Ape

Very Ape "Kosher Boogie" (Alive Records) The whole raw rock and roll sounds doesn't seem to want to go away. Sounding like a good local band you'd hear playing around town, Very Ape aim to up your dosage...

Review: The High Llamas

The High Llamas "Beet, Maize & Corn" (Drag City) It is instrumental music with alluring, but delicate melodies. The band eschews guitars for a string section. It drifts you down a river of "Pet...

Review: Velvet Acid Christ

Velvet Acid Christ "Hex Angel: (Utopia - Dystopia)" (Metropolis) Velvet Acid Christ is perfect for fans of mid-era Skinny Puppy albums such as "Remission" and "Vivisect VI".  If you long for pure old...

Review: The Boils

The Boils "Pride and Persecution" (TKO Records) Yawn.  How can music so fast be so boring?  I think the best analogy comes to us by way of Valencia, CA, and Magic Mountain.  Take two rides, say...

Review: The Procedure

The Procedure "Rise of New Reason" (Brightside / Blackout!) I met this guy the other day that was so stoked that he was into Thursday before everyone else was into Thursday.  I guess we all do the same...