Posted Dec. 11, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
Dream pop, huh?Dark pop?Why not.Baltimore trio The Holy Circle is comprised of vocalist / keyboardist Terence Hannum (Locrian), as well as his wife, vocalist Erica ... read more
Posted Dec. 4, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Keith Morris is one of the remaining original punk rock figures that is still going. Hardly anyone else embodies the sound of Southern Californian hardcore ... read more
Posted Nov. 27, 2017, 7:16 p.m.
In 1983, Circle Jerks bassist Roger Rogerson stole the band’s van and dropped off the face of the earth. Thirteen years later, he came back, ... read more
Posted Nov. 21, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
I harbour a weak spot for No Use for a Name, a band that eventually became a melodic pop-punk band that landed on Fat Wreck ... read more
Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 5:56 p.m.
From filmmaker Wes Orshoski, known from being the man behind the documentary Lemmy, comes the story of the long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned, the ... read more
Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Ah, Sid Vicious.The sung hero of my formative years and fashion sense of the time (including pad lock necklace and safety pin piercing, inspiration for ... read more
Posted Oct. 31, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Chances are that if you are remotely into underground culture, you will have quite a few records, shirts or other things adorned with artwork by ... read more
Posted Oct. 23, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Spinifex resin is a gum coating of some species of Spinifex grasses. The resin was traditionally used in tool making by Australian Aborigines. To produce the ... read more
Posted Oct. 9, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Beady Eye was not a bad band. Au contraire. If you harbour a weak spot for Oasis, aim at an objective viewpoint and take a ... read more
Posted Aug. 28, 2017, 6:15 p.m.
Bonafide legends of the Australian music scene, Tex, Don and Charlie are somewhat an Australian super group with gravitas aplomb.Comprised of Tex Perkins (The Cruel ... read more
Posted July 31, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Pizzazz. Omph. Attitude.Sensibility.A sardonic sense of humour.Charisma.Swagger. If your music depends entirely on that, the dependency is too great. Tex Perkins has been in the game for ... read more
Posted June 12, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Art Sex Music is more than a memoir. It is Cosey’s way of setting the record straight and clear up misconceptions about her and her ... read more
Posted May 22, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
It would be easy for the uninitiated to dismiss Frenzal Rhomb and throw them into the bucket of playful pop-punk epigones from Australia. While their ... read more
Posted April 24, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
This book brings together quite a few things:For a start, it is being published by Feral House, which is owned and operated by Adam Parfrey. ... read more
Posted March 13, 2017, 7:48 p.m.
Complex, highly technical, unusual time signatures.Staccato and syncopated polyrhythmic guitar melodies.Mathcore.Yawn.Does not sound fun to you?Alright - enter nudity, booze fueled shenanigans and fascinating borderline ... read more
Posted Jan. 9, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief - that is how ancient Greek tragedians put it. Grief and ... read more
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