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

(this interview originally appeared in issue #38 of Modern Fix Magazine in 2003). - interview by tom maxwell Always Shining to the North When a band assaults you with heavy distortion, expressive...

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...

Interview: Skindred

(this interview originally appeared in issue #32 of Modern Fix Magazine in 2002). - interview by james wright In a time when musical imitation passes for innovation, U.K upstarts Skindred have come to...

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...

Review: The Frames

The Frames "“For the Birds”" (Plateau Records) It’s funny for me to think that in 1992 when the frames put out their first album I was in sixth grade at Kimberly Elementary School in Redlands,...