I’d always heard the name Umberto in musical circles here and there over the years and assumed it was the name of some aging Italian composer. Maybe by day he wrote scores for Giallo films and Italian daytime soaps, then by night he hit the Milan discos and laid down some serious disco grooves for […]Read More Night Fantasies and Other Indiscretions
Who is Xander Harris? I suppose if you’re a fan of Buffy The Vampire Slayer you might think you know who Xander Harris is, but you’d only be partially correct. Xander Harris is the nom de plume of a fictional Joss Whedon character, yes, but it is also the nom de plume of Justin Sweatt, […]Read More Xander Harris : The New Dark Age Of Love
There are a few bands that are part of my DNA thanks to my parents. At a very young age I can remember hearing on the Zenith console stereo in the basement Aerosmith, The Doors, and Led Zeppelin on a very routine basis. My mom and dad had the first house out of all of […]Read More Sick…Again?
I guess on some level the idea of a father and son collaboration has been romanticized in my head. I can’t help but think how cool it would be to play in a band with my son(or daughter for that matter.) A collaboration between father and child just seems like that perfect connection of heredity, […]Read More Family Values : Revisiting ‘Sukierae’
A few months back I grabbed the soundtrack to a Belgian horror film called Cub. Not because I was particularly interested in the film(though I do plan on seeing it at some point), but because it was another film soundtrack by Zombi keyboardist/bassist Steve Moore. Moore has been making horror/progressive/futurist music with drummer Anthony Paterra […]Read More The Treehouse
Damn. I don’t know what it is about Metz that really gets me wired up and ready to take on an army of replicant Ninjas with laser eyes, but I feel 10 feet tall, part man/part machine, and all jagged indifference when I listen to them. There’s an anxiety-driven angst in their music that pushes […]Read More Kicking A Can Of Worms
If you didn’t know it by now, then I’m here to tell you that Jakob Skott is one of the premier drummers working today.He’s based in Denmark, so maybe you guys and gals chilling in your Midwest casa or East Coast domicile may not be aware of the man. But you should make yourself aware, […]Read More Jakob Skott : All The Colours Of The Dust
I’m man enough to admit it, my friend Thom turned me onto Flying Lotus. I fancy myself a guy that keeps up with music. I may not like a lot of what the majority masses pass as “good”, but I try at least to be aware of what’s happening outside my own four walls in […]Read More Two Days Since A Lost Space/Time Accident
Last year I bought Eternal Tapestry’s album Wild Strawberries completely on a whim. Well, honestly I think Thrill Jockey Records forced me to. You see, they send me emails and entice me with “preorders” and “limited edition” things. These limited editions I speak of are only available if you buy the record a couple months […]Read More A Saucerful Of Strawberries
If you think about it State of Euphoria by Anthrax really didn’t have a chance. It’s the bland meat in-between the out of this world speed metal artisan bun known as Among The Living and Persistence Of Time. Among The Living is the premier thrash album from 1987. It was the proto-speed/thrash metal album, and one of […]Read More Antisocial…and loving it!