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: This Runs Through

This Runs Through "Until Forever Finds Me" (Indianola Records) The music on this album is pretty ruthless.  Chunky guitars at times play in unison with the drummer's double bass, giving it an early Fear...

Review: Thunderbirds Are Now!

Thunderbirds Are Now! "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" (Action Driver) Thuderbirds are Now! is fast, unorganized, chaotic and near perfect. They have taken progressive rock, gotten it drunk, dressed it up...

Review: Toys That Kill

Toys That Kill "Control the Sun" (Recess Records) Not your typical catchy rock band, Toys That Kill skews "Control the Sun" to be "catchy" without being downright annoying.  Solid songs with logically...

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...