PIG Meets Sasha Grey, Covers KC & the Sunshine Band. Because Why Not.

One day soon I hope to run across some newer <PIG> fans and, like a crotchety old man of 40, spew off lines like: “You kids have it so easy! Back in my day, Raymond Watts waited a decade between albums! And when he did release records it was only in Japan! Before Amazon! And the internets!” Seriously though, and unlike a crotchety old man of my age, I feel blessed to live in this wondrous time where Watts has rediscovered the fire and has re-emerged with a (seemingly) untapped well of new material. [Read more…]

Downpour Is Massachusetts Metal At Its’ Finest

Brian Fair is a beast on vocals and Derek Kerswill is a godsend behind the drumkit. Don’t believe me? Then just press “play” on “Astral Projection” off of Downpour’s long-in-development metal masterpiece of a debut which is finally seeng the light of day this September and tell me I’m wrong. [Read more…]

Mountain Tamer Do Psychedelia Proud On Fuzzed Out Godfortune Dark Matters

A truly unholy album worthy of all the worshipping adjectives and curse words that will undoubtedly be hurled at it once it’s unveiled to the masses in full, Godfortune Dark Matters by Mountain Tamer is a gorgeous slab of glistening psychedelic sludge that’s as gruesome as it is groovy.

Phew! That was a mouthful!

But I digress. [Read more…]

Night Club Offers The Perfect Soundtrack To The Times On Aptly Titled Scary World

Night Club is one of those bands that I felt I just missed the bus with. I received a press release for their most recent single in advance of some live dates with Combichrist and I’ll admit, I was intrigued. But I just missed the mark with coverage save for a few advance notices on our Facebook page and a rave or two after the fact.

Lucky me, and you, because Night Club ain’t done with us yet as a new album is almost here and offers us a chance to redeem ourselves and regale you readers with why you should really pay attention this time.

But I digress. [Read more…]

Chuggernaut Bring “Regressive Metal” To The Masses On Ferocious Kodiak

Luckily, a band with a moniker as epic as “Chuggernaut” and an album called Kodiak sounds exactly as you’d expect: Fucking brutal! And they’re fucking local! And there’s a lot of fucking dudes named Dave in the band! And apparently they cause us to over curse. Oops?

But I digress. [Read more…]

The Appleyards Get Creepy And Kooky On Fantastical Phantasmagoria

The beauty of the local music scene, or any good music community for that matter, is that the artists that permeate an area will inevitably lead you to even more fantastic artists. Which brings us to The Appleyards, who recently opened for Carissa Johnson. I was at the show for Carissa Johnson, who was a guest on our first co-hosting gig on the Deathkiss Radio Show on WEMF, and actually missed The Appleyards due to co-hosting duties earlier that night but by chance (And “by chance” I mean Dug McCormack of Psychic Dog, also on the bill that night, and rad as hell. Check out our review of his latest here) I was hooked up with a copy of Phantasmagoria, The Appleyards’ latest. [Read more…]

Death Kiss Showcase Volume 4: Birnam Wood

Birnam Wood! We’ve saved the best for last…or the last for last because, honestly, all the bands showcased at the Death Kiss show back in June were fucking tops! [Read more…]

Blue October Traverse Trip-Hop/Electronica Soundscapes On Successfully Experimental I Hope You’re Okay

I’ll be honest, I never really followed Blue October. More honest? I never really tried to get into them either. I was aware of them, being a music nerd and someone who was in record store retail for ten plus years, but never really dug in. In conclusion, I know dick about Blue October. [Read more…]

Nopes Make Interesting, Compelling Rawk For 21st Century Short Attention Spans On Stapler

In the age of short attention spans, an album that runs nineteen tracks is long to say the least. But fear not, faithful reader! Would we mention a nineteen track album and short attention span in the same sentence if there wasn’t a catch? [Read more…]