Entries for the ‘Stomping Grounds’ Category

Stomping Grounds: Ian Graham of Cheap Girls on Lansing, Michigan

Lansing, Michigan trio Cheap Girls, an authentic Midwestern rock/punk crossover in the vein of the The Replacements, Soul Asylum and Sugar, released their full length, Giant Orange, which was recorded with Against Me!’s Laura Grace earlier this year.  Their first full-length for Rise Records, Giant Orange marks the follow-up to the band’s celebrated 2009 LP, [...]

Stomping Grounds: Scott Hedrick of Skeletonwitch on Athens, Ohio

Southeast Ohio’s Skeletonwitch has been making huge waves in the modern metal scene for several years, garnering them a spot on such high profile tours as Ozzy Osbourne’s annual Ozzfest in 2010 and a support slot on Danzig’s The Blackest of the Black tour in 2008.  Their last several albums for Prosthetic Records show a [...]

Stomping Grounds: Sean Leary and Jake Spek of Loma Prieta on Oakland

Loma Prieta, who formed in 2005, have a sound that is difficult to describe.  It is clear the band are cut from the same cloth as other Bay Area hardcore bands – Mohinder, Funeral Diner, Indian Summer – but the band also have developed a distinctive voice that is entirely their own.  For IV, the [...]

Stomping Grounds: J. Bennett of Ides of Gemini on Los Angeles

Los Angeles’ Ides of Gemini, a powerhouse doomgaze outfit featuring Black Math Horseman’s Sera Timms, axeman and bad ass metal journalist J. Bennett and drummer Kelly Johnston,  create metal that is somehow both completely crushing and breath-takingly spacious.  The group’s dark and adventurous debut, Constantinople, dropped on May 29 via Neurosis’ Neurot imprint, and the band [...]

You Indie Feature: Ray Harkins of Sound & Fury Fest on Santa Barbara

The 2012 Sound & Fury Fest is less than one month away.  Taking place July 20, 21 and 22 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA.  This year’s lineup will feature headliners and hardcore powerhouses Bane, Blacklisted, Comeback Kid, Earth Crisis, H2O, Terror, and Touche Amore, along with 50 other acts spanning [...]

You Indie Feature: Stuart “Stu” Gili-Ross of Gallows on London

The UK’s Gallows, a punk band discovered by Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz and who British press have hailed as the best punk band since The Clash and “The British music industry’s biggest mistake,” have been kicking in teeth as one of the globe’s most ferocious live acts since 2005.  Originally inspired by Refused, At The [...]

YouIndie/Ghettoblaster Magazine Feature: Kaitlyn Maria Filippini on Omaha

(Editor’s Note: In coming weeks I will be taking on some writing and editing for the website of an amazing print magazine, Ghettoblaster Magazine.  It is an incredible opportunity and I’m psyched to be working with them.  That doesn’t mean that things at YouIndie will drop off, just that I’ll be juggling a couple different [...]

You Indie/Ghettoblaster Magazine Feature: Jeff Lohrber of Enabler on Milwaukee

(Editor’s Note: In coming weeks I will be taking on some writing and editing for the website of an amazing print magazine, Ghettoblaster Magazine.  It is an incredible opportunity and I’m psyched to be working with them.  That doesn’t mean that things at YouIndie will drop off, just that I’ll be juggling a couple different [...]

You Indie/Ghettoblaster Magazine Feature: Todd Congelliere of Toys That Kill on San Pedro

(Editor’s Note: In coming weeks I will be taking on some writing and editing for the website of an amazing print magazine, Ghettoblaster Magazine.  It is an incredible opportunity and I’m psyched to be working with them.  That doesn’t mean that things at YouIndie will drop off, just that I’ll be juggling a couple different [...]

You Indie/Ghettoblaster Magazine Feature: Ed Schrader of Ed Schrader’s Music Beat on Baltimore

(Editor’s Note: In coming weeks I will be taking on some writing and editing for the website of an amazing print magazine, Ghettoblaster Magazine.  It is an incredible opportunity and I’m psyched to be working with them.  That doesn’t mean that things at YouIndie will drop off, just that I’ll be juggling a couple different [...]