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Review: Slimm Calhoun

Slimm Calhoun ““The Skinny”” (Aquemini / Elektra) Some rappers slap the scales from your eyes with the knowledge they drop, others deal in metaphors, similes and wordplay, twisting the language to tell a story or just for the hell of…

Review: Supersleuth

Supersleuth ““And Still It Beats”” (Under Estimated Records) This is some scary shit! A hard core slaughter house with blood, guts, and glory! I don’t know too much about this band— nor do I wish to know— but what I…

Review: Texas Terri and the Stiff Ones

Texas Terri and the Stiff Ones ““Eat Shit +1”” (Junk Records) A drowsy and sultry female vocal saunters over a relaxed rock riff that grows with menace until the tempo kicks up two steps and the that sultry drowsiness is…

Review: Tom Daily

Tom Daily ““The Burlington Northern”” (Thick Records) So when infinitely talented people join together, groups are formed, recordings are made, tours are notched, burn and fade.  Then these infinitely talented people still need to create music (the ones that didn’’t…

Review: A Tribute to Carcass

Various Artists ““A Tribute to Carcass”” (Deathvomit Records) Another totally useless, nigh embarrassing tribute album, this one to Carcass.  Every last damn band on this “why bother?” tribute to Carcass plays the songs as if the idea of a cover…

Review: Tsunami Bomb

Tsunami Bomb ““The Invasion From Within”” (Tomato Head Records) Folks, be prepared to get thrown under the bus.  My self-imposed disclaimer should be sufficient, but if not, “The Invasion From Within”’s dramatic cathedral organ intro will serve as warning enough.…

Review: Little Champions

Little Champions ““Transactions + Replications”” (Barsuk Records) Very interesting pop songs.  It’s not the type of pop you’d find on the radio, however, with guitar work reminiscent of the earlier, more thoughtful R.E.M and keyboard melodies set to sound like…

Modern Fix

MEGADETH – interview by mike bushman home The opportunity to interview Dave Mustaine of Megadeth was truly a mixed emotion. To be able to sit in the same room with the band (or most of the band) that created “Peace…

Review: Martyr A.D.

Martyr A.D. ““The Human Condition In Twelve Fractions”” (Ferret Music) The first full song, “Broken Mouth” is the guitar equivalent of having a belt sander grind on your skull to the beat while you stuff uncomfortable pointy objects down your…