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: 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: 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: 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 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...

Review: The Threats

The Threats "Twelve Punk Moves" (Dr. Strange) I doubt anybody outside of Scotland has really been waiting for a Threats reunion, much less a new album, but here it is.  While they still play competent...