Entries for the ‘Editor’s Note’ Category

Jar’d Loose share “Adult Prom”, tour (2014)

The A.V. Club has debuted “Adult Prom,” the first new song off Chicago noise-rockers Jar’d Loose’s second album,Turns 13. The album was produced by Pete Grossman (Harm’s Way, Weekend Nachos) and mastered by Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin (Converge, Unsane, Deadguy), and will be released May 27th, a split release between The Path Less [...]

Editor’s Note: 10 Things I Learned From The Juggalos

On Saturday, March 15, 2014, I attended my very first Insane Clown Posse show at RockStar Pro Arena in Dayton, Ohio.  Truth be told, I’ve been aware of them for a long time, almost 17 years.  My first interaction with the band was at a CD signing event in Cleveland, Ohio.  At the time I [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Derek Allen (counterfeit i) on Still (Vol. II) EP

Chicago-based experimental act counterfeit i is the brainchild of songwriter and front man Derek Allen. Taking cues from Mogwai, Coltrane, Penderecki and Depeche Mode, they create a unique mixture of intense soundscapes and swooning melodies.



 Still Vol. II, out April 8 via Bit Riot Records, is the second in their series titled Still, with Volume [...]

Cattle Decapitation vocalist teams with Leg Lifters to cover The Velvet Underground

Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan recently teamed with Leg Lifters (Retox/The Locust, ex-Some Girls) to cover The Velvet Underground‘s “Sunday Morning“. Their rather inventive take on the song—now titled “Sunday Mourning“ appears on the Leg Lifters‘ newly-released “Radical Humiliation” 7″.

Lo-Pan to enter studio, tour (2014)

Ohio riff rock perpetrators Lo-Pan, will enter Translator Audio in Brooklyn, New York next month to record their forthcoming new full-length for amplification station, Small Stone Recordings. Titled Colossus, the offering will be mixed and mastered by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, The Brought Low, Keelhaul) with art direction by Jason Alexander Byers (Black Black Black, Disengage). [...]

Man Overboard announces headlining tour (2014)

Man Overboard and Lost Tape Collective, in conjunction with Alternative Press Magazine announced The Heart Attack Tour, a Man Overboard headlining tour across North America with support from Transit, Forever Came Calling and Knuckle Puck. Here are the dates: 5/20 – MONTREAL, QB @ La Sala Rosa 5/21 – TORONTO, ON @ Virgin Mod Mob [...]

The Sword, Big Business and O’Brother announce joint tour (2014)

The Sword, Big Business and O’Brother will be touring together this year. Along the way, O’Brother will also be headlining some shows of their own. Date City Venue Support February 13, 2014 Mohawk Austin, TX The Sword, Big Business, O’Brother February 14, 2014 Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX The Sword, Big Business, O’Brother February 15, 2014 Gas [...]

Editor’s Note: Top 20 of 2013

During the creation of my Top Albums of the Year list in 2013, I was blown away with the number of incredible albums released this year.  With so many unforgettable artists and efforts to choose from, it was nearly impossible to narrow this down to a succinct and manageable 20.  And I’ll probably be kicking myself well [...]

Editor’s Note: Kind of feeling sentiments of Motionless In White dude…

Motionless In White frontman Chris Motionless has addressed the criticism he has faced from fans and the like following a shift in the bands belief in pushing a message for one to be themselves and such. Speaking through his Tumblr, the frontman offered: “As usual, I say something in an interview and of course fans [...]

Editor’s Note: Jingle Bell Rock; Nice and naughty Christmas songs that won’t drive you chestnuts

With Thanksgiving just a day away, I expect that you’ve already been subjected to nearly a month of Christmas songs and holiday favorites. Year after year, in every grocery store, bank, or coffee bar we’re treated (whether we like it or not) to Christmas classics; Gene Autry’s “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus [...]