By looking at the band’s stock group photo shot, one would really wonder where they got their “action” name from. Standing in a deserted tunnel with caffeinated deprived eyes is a complete contrast to what happens to your speakers after you pop in Don’t Cut Your Fabric To This Year’s Fashion Show.
I never really knew there was such a thing as downtempo drum and bass, but then again, music has crossed so many boundaries over the last 10 years it’s hard to keep up with all the new revolutions. Our saving grace is when artists like Appogee cross our desks, avoiding the kitchen sink approach we’ve […]
While the mainstream and television continually down grade the essence of music, there are groups like De La Soul that keep the “real” part of it all alive. As one of THE frontiers of hip-hop, they’ve managed to ride the storm around the Escalades, releasing The Grind Date, a debut on a joint business venture […]
According to the press release of San Diego’s Dura Mater, their music attempts to blend prog rock, jazz-fusion, space rock and noise. But to me, it sounds like any old lame Monday night blues jam at the local pub. The opener, “Know All Forget All” was quickly forgotten. “The Crab is Mightier than the Fish” […]
To understand New Blood Revival’s first major label effort is to know producer David Kahne and his history over the last 20 years. Over this period, David has transformed the innate free-form genius of acts like Fishbone and Sublime into a more polished and hence more widely accepted sound. And while each band he’s had […]
It’s a sleepy Sunday morning and I’m watching “The Actor’s Studio” on Bravo…you know, the show Will Farrell from Saturday Night Live portrayals so well. At the end of the interview, pompous James Lipton broke out his set of questions for Richard Gere, asking him what was his least favorite word. The word that popped […]
Tim McIlrath – VocalsJoe Principe – BassChris Chasse – GuitarBrandon Barnes – Drums Just in case you thought Rise Against might have softened up a bit since they’re on a major now: the opening line to the first track on their new album, Siren Song for the Counter Culture, (out now on Geffen Records) is […]