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Modern Fix

FACE TO FACE – interview by liz ortega home Face to Face has got to be one of the most determined and accomplished musical groups around. So. Cal’s power-punk trio have led a successful musical career that took years in…

Modern Fix

ECHOBRAIN – interview by mary ellen gustafson home What do you get when you combine two childhood buddies, who are also great musicians (Dylan Donkin – vocals/guitar and Brian Sagrafena – Drums), and add in a world famous bass player…

Review: Virulent Strain

Virulent Strain ““Torture Tools”” (Rodent Popsicle) Another release from a label that seems to specialize in annoying, old-school crust punk sounds, and “Torture Tools” by Virulent Strain is no exception.  Definitely the most obnoxious vocals I’ve EVER heard, and it…

Review: Weezer Tribute

Various Artists “Weezer Tribute” (Dead Droid Records) A tribute to a band who not only ISN’T dead, but had recently released an album is both absurd and insulting. That said, these are some fine, fine Weezer covers, which tells me…

Review: The Promise Ring “Wood / Water”

The Promise Ring “Wood / Water” (Anti-) The Promise Ring sounds like Radiohead with a little Jets to Brazil thrown in for good measure.  At times, this can be a really good thing.  Take, for example, the opening track “Size…

Review: Pro-Pain

Pro-Pain “Shreds Of Dignity” (Spitfire Records) Now this band defines the definition of hardcore!!! PRO-PAIN is a very energetic, intense, and hard working band that has been around for over 10 years.  Hailing from a label none other than Spitfire…

Review: Queen of the Damned

Soundtrack “Queen of the Damned” (Warner Brothers) A film with music by Static-X, the whores of the movie soundtrack world? Say it isn’t so! Actually, it’s not the only the band’s work on here, but also includes a song solely…

Review: This Radiant Boy

This Radiant Boy “Proud to be a Chemist” (Ides of March) I’ve been sick for the last three days.  Everything is sort of blurry because of the Ny Quil shots I’ve been slamming every half-hour.  I hate snot running down…

Review: Reverend Horton Heat

Reverend Horton Heat “Lucky 7” (Artemis Records) “Lucky 7” is the seventh album from Reverend Horton Heat (eighth if you count “Holy Roller,” their recently-released anthology).  The album finds the trio in fine form, dishing out their brand of raucous…