Interview Mastadon

Interview: Mastadon

“Right now I need to get away from it,” says an exhausted Brann Dailor. Brann is exhausted because his band, Mastadon, is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to “Remission”, which was...

Interview: !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

(this interview originally appeared as the cover feature for issue #42 of Modern Fix Magazine in 2004). Imagine a world where disco doesn't suck and indie rockers went to shows to dance. This is the...
Interview Camera Obscura

Interview: Camera Obscura

It was unusually packed for a Monday night gig at San Diego’s intimate venue The Casbah. It did seem fitting however that there was a lot of people there, because this night would be the highly...

Review: Braid – Killing A Camera DVD

Braid "Killing A Camera" (Bifocal Media) Illinois math/indie-rock legends, Braid, decided to break up in 1999. Before they went their separate ways they booked five final shows in Chicago, Milwaukee, and...
CD review The Bled

Review: The Bled

The Bled "Pass The Flash" (Fiddler Records) James Munoz on vocals, Mike Celi on bass, Ross Ott and Jeremy Talley on guitars and Mike Pedicone on drums. The veteran Bled fans would also chime in that The...
Interview Audio Learning Center

Interview: Audio Learning Center

When I first checked myself into the Audio Learning Center I knew I would come out a better person. I had struggled with my RATT and Quiet Riot addiction for years before my best friend (we’ll call him...

Review: Adolescents

Adolescents "Live at the House of Blues" DVD (Kung Fu Records) The average age of these guys has got to be, what? Thirty-five? I’d say forty, but they recently got a new drummer who I think is a bit...
Interview An Albatross

Interview: An Albatross

As I approached the band at the merchandise table, Eddie had a sword. He was in the process of cutting locks of hair from the heads of each of the members of the band and the roadies. He told me they were...

Interview: Kottonmouth Kings “Fire It Up”

(this interview originally appeared in issue #42 of Modern Fix Magazine in 2004). Musically, nobody has done more for the legalization movement than California's own Kottonmouth Kings. For nearly ten...