Sometimes, people in bands really love another band. And – holy accidental plagiarism! – they just end up sounding EXACTLY like that other band they love. For Acceptance, it’s Jimmy Eat World.
You have to wonder about the legalities of putting an angry depiction of Hello Kitty on the cover of your CD and calling it Hello Black Cougar Shock Unit. And you have to wonder about the legalities of putting four other slightly altered Sanrio characters on the back of your CD too (Chococat’s pissed, Badtz […]
Drum machines are over-rated. They’ve pretty much taken the place of the Moog as the electronic instrument of choice for rockers, only it’s being used too much and in far too many bands. Unfortunately, sometimes that’s all a band can do. Drummers are notoriously flaky, and are not a dime a dozen like guitar players. […]
Mr. Anonymous is name bequeathed upon The Samples’ Jeep MacNichol’s latest solo effort. To understand the magnitude of this project, one must take into account the story behind its production. Tracked over a 10-week period that included three separate trips to Kingston, Jamaica, MacNichol team up with a number of reggae and dancehall heroes to […]
Pete Cafarella – keyboards, vocalsJosh Blair – drumsRafael Cohen – vocals, guitarsJustin Moyer “Destroyer” – bass, vocals It was a dark and rainy night. Okay, I lie. It was a bright but cloudy day in Austin at SXSW. It had been pouring and people were scrambling from one club to another to catch this band […]