Review: Dynamite Hack

Dynamite Hack "“Superfast”" (Woppitzer Records, Inc) Dynamite hack is the band whose soft sounding, acoustic cover of “boyz-n-the hood” brought phrases like “stupid bitch” and “nasty-ass weave”...

Review: F-minus

F-minus "Self-Titled" (Hellcat Records) Woooa, check this shit out.  F-minus is hardcore, down and dirty garage-punk at its very finest.  The songs on their self-titled CD are short, loud, obnoxious and...

Modern Fix

PEDRO THE LION / DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE - by mike bushman The Casbah is nestled beneath the flight path of the San Diego Airport. This is not relevant to this story whatsoever, but always makes a nice...

Interview: Elliott

by bushman All ages gigs aren't really my thing. Great for the kids. Bad for alcoholics. Plus I gotta say, the kids in San Diego are just too damn polite. I show up to the Epicentre and it's dark with...

Review: Bender

Bender "“Jehovah’s Hitlist”" (TVT Records) Attitude rock bubbling with a diverse approach.  Melody always intact even when they hit the loud guitar chord chorus.  Singer Kent Boyce can command a...

Review: Coldplay

Coldplay "“Parachutes”" (EMI) The vitality of wistful adolescent love and youthful perplexity is captured so unassumingly here.  Parachutes sails through heavenly textured melodies with an understated...

Review: Cradle Of Filth

Cradle Of Filth "“Midian”" (Koch Records) The one, the only, Cradle Of Filth are back with their third full-length disk “Midian”.  The band specializes in the phenomenon of shock metal which is only...

Review: Crowbar

Crowbar "“Sludge: History of Crowbar”" (Spitfire Records) Crowbar is one of those bands that the more I hear, the more I like.  And “Sludge: History of Crowbar” has a lot to love.  These fifteen...