Rhymesayers is the new Def Jam. This isn’t to say that Def Jam is obsolete, or that those cats from Minnesota are on some copy-cat shit! Rather, it’s to say that if you’re looking for good rap music in this day and age, you know you’re going to get some quality joints if it’s got […]
According to Webster’s New College Dictionary, ‘Canton’ is universally a term used to divide and separate into regions, to assign quarters, label divisions, and with Cantona it is no exception. Unfortunately, the region they must be relegated to is one crammed with a myriad of bands, all good enough to record an album, but still […]
I Self Devine is no stranger to struggle. From the streets of L.A. (Compton, Watts and South Central all played a part in his upbringing) most days it was a major challenge to simply survive, especially after his father left him and his mother on a Christmas day when Devine was only eight years old.
The Explosion got their start back in 1998, and after rearranging the line-up a couple times, it is “Million Dollar” Matt Hock, bassist Damian Genaurdi, drummer Andrew Black, guitarist Dave Walsh and guitarist Chris Gonzales who currently make up the Boston quintet. So far the band has released a five-song demo turned self-titled EP and […]
At every SXSW there are always a few bands, a few parties, a few things that would equate to being in the buzz category. Bloc Party, LCD Soundsystem, Tegan and Sarah, Kaiser Chiefs, the Spin party, the Vice Party, the filming of Real World in Austin, and the release of DIG!, the documentary of the […]
The Ninth Day (Volker Schlondorff) The Ninth Day is a story about a Luxembourg priest who, after slaving away at the Dachau labor camp, is released to return home and persuade the bishop of Luxembourg to back the Germans. This is a little talked about subject, but the Pope during WWII kept fairly silent about […]
When thinking of a name like HorrorPops one might picture violent tootsie pops bent on world domination. However, totalitarian candy is the last thing on the minds of those who know of the Denmark six piece. The distinct genuine new wave rockabilly has almost a gravitational pull to its unique styling. This rockabilly group has […]
A split CD aimed at recruiting new fans for both bands while hyping up the indoctrinated masses, Drive-Thru Records releases two songs each from The Early November and newcomers I Am The Avalanche on July 26th in anticipation of releases from both outfits in the upcoming fall and spring. The first two tracks are from […]