In the fall of 2007 I read an article in Spin Magazine about this band named Midlake. Denton, Texas boys with a penchant for dark, folksy songs that had the feel of both Fairport Convention, Fleetwood Mac, and a Ray Brandbury story. It was a review of a live show and the journalist put them […]Read More Goodbye Van Occupanther: Tim Smith and life after Midlake
Finally, Friday is here. It’s been far too long. After groceries, running kids here and there, renting videos, and picking up pizzas, my ass is finally in my chair next to my records spinning BoC’s ‘Geodaddi’ that I just picked up. You know, they say home is where the heart is(who are they, and who […]Read More Friday, I’ve missed thee….
Yuck dropped one of the most surprising and enjoyable chunks of music nostalgia in 2011 with their debut album. There was plenty to sit back and get reminiscent about on that record. My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr, Lush, and even bits of Pavement’s DNA were found all over that ratty, scrappy record. But the nice […]Read More Yuck :: Glow & Behold
It’s a pretty brisk, rainy, gray day here in Midwest, USA. Most folks would poo poo about that, “Whaah! It’s rainy and cold. Boo hoo hoo!” Well guess what sad eyes, go change your diaper and get out of my general space. This is October in northern Indiana. If you don’t like it, go move […]Read More Music Has The Right To BeyBlades
We’re now in day number two of what the kids(and teachers and parents…and everyone)like to call fall break. Fall break is that nice little breather the kids get between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. They certainly look at it as a break; sleep in, watch the tube, read comics, wear your “bedhead” all day, and pretty […]Read More Fall Break and I’m Totally Wired
Earthless are like this massive scream of psychedelic squall that came from 40 years ago and is just now making its way to our ears. The music they make is no fuss, stoned, rock n’ roll that fans of Sleep and Cream alike can get lost in. Since 2005 guitarist Isaiah Mitchell, bassist Mike Eginton, […]Read More Earthless :: From The Ages
Lying upon my front stoop when I got home from an unextraordinary workout was a box from Vermont. Inside said box was a heavy ass double LP from the now defunct doom metal band Sleep. Yes, the classic stoner doom metal masterpiece Dopesmoker. The Weedian people have arrived at my humble Midwestern abode and they’re […]Read More Nothin’ but a Dopesmoker