You know how sometimes you can see someone you think is pretty hot, but then they open their mouth they instantly become less attractive, or the opposite, where a person gets better looking as your knowledge of what’s inside connects to you personally? This happens when listening to music as well, where it may actually […]
The very first strains of Augie March‘s Moo, You Bloody Choir, from the bright guitar, to the voice of Glen Richards, sound very much like Jeff Buckley. He doesn’t have the vocal range of Buckley, but his voice shares similar qualities, while the songwriting has the same separation from any sort of time or place.
Recently there’s been a lot of talk about the death of hip-hop. Truth be told, the artform is really only dead on the radio; elsewhere it is vibrate, alive, thriving, and still being explored for its fullest potential. Case in point, the Cali crew Destruments—whose new album Seeds of Soul showcases the groups love of […]
Everything looks good on paper for Dimension Zero: “semi-dark, aggressive EBM,” with such varied influences from Pink Floyd to Depeche Mode to Mike Patton and Trent Reznor. The description of their sound was said to be industrial electronic with “amazing guitar builds and relentless beat patterns.” A promising release from Salt Lake City’s Monty Singleton […]
Billy Harvey, a singer-songwriter from Austin, TX, having released four full-length albums under his own name is obviously a follower of the DIY aesthetic by issuing those albums on his own record label, and then recording them predominantly on a laptop by himself. Harvey’s style stretches outside of his production methods, which are ingrained in […]
Steel Toes (David Gow and Mark Adam) Adapted from the play of the same name, screenwriter/playwright David Gow takes “Steel Toes” to the screen, plucking stunning and impacting performances from Oscar nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night and Good Luck”), playing the Jewish lawyer, Daniel Dunkleman, who has been appointed to represent a Neo-Nazi racist, Michael […]
For months now I’ve been trying to make it to a 3OH3! show. Not because of anything anyone said about their shows, but purely from the instant high I couldn’t resist after taking in just two of their tracks “Chokechain” and “Holler ‘Till You Pass Out.” Their style of hip-hop twisted with dirty beats and […]