Waiting for the waves
Wading on the grassy knoll near rehearsal space Bully’s Studios, Vancouver’s surf punk band the Tubuloids discuss their coming year.
“We got asked to do a full length by Beer City Records. That’s awesome, I am stoked as shit to record that,” says drummer Teddy Rennie. Continue reading THE TUBULOIDS
After months of Internet chaos in the punk music community about the use of scantily clad women on punk posters, I recently arrived at my workplace to see a garish, mostly naked woman underneath a Funkys logo adorning the stage. Ugh. I know we hold Burlesque shows every month or two but I fail to understand how a naked chick represents the bar. Continue reading SUBCULTURE – JULY
A project of its own
Atmospheric, dark, metal-tainted and Brooklyn rooted. The hypnotic Kayo Dot plunges and glides into watery and deep earth elements. Riveting tracks, a sonic drift casting a broad net collecting, arching and winding with a rhizome like anatomy. Feeders draw and anchor from gothic and avant textures. Surfacing at unpredicted points, composer Toby Driver emerges with a few thoughts on the latest project, Coffins on Io. Continue reading KAYO DOT
Choose your dream studio, take a jump and make the cut!
You are a solo artist, or in a rock n roll band, punk, metal, experimental noise or hip-hop. Actually, regardless of genre or numbers, you are a developing artist over eighteen years old, with original tracks under your belt and are ready to dream and play hard. Continue reading CONVERSE RUBBER TRACKS
Danish punks take their genre jumping noise on the road
When first asked about Iceage’s upcoming tour, guitarist Johan Surrballe Wieth’s answer is hesitant. “It’s very long. That’s one thing I can tell you [it’s] about a month and a half,” he laughs. Continue reading ICEAGE
Black Mass Rock ‘n’ Roll Eternal
“Before the altar of malevolence
We call upon the Fallen Angel
Black Mass Rock’n’Roll eternal”
Continue reading CHAPEL
suffocating the world, one breath at a time
It’s not a cliché when a small town band makes its move to the city. It’s a right of passage. Most will wither away or get lost in the streets. Few actually prevail. Black Breath are becoming one of those few. With small town roots from Bellingham and armed with razor sharp riffs. They took Seattle by storm when they decided to make that fateful leap like so many before them. But for these burly Pacific Northwesterners there was no looking back as they swing their broad metal sword slicing the earth.
“Bellingham is great, but the opportunities for bands in Seattle was much larger. That said, you can’t just play in one town or one scene. I think it’s very important for bands to tour so that you don’t get stuck,” explains vocalist Neil McAdams. Continue reading BLACK BREATH
Radiate mystery rock
First off, please forget all pre-existing notions of a two-piece band. Really, just forget it. Who needs comparisons anyway? Is there an echo? Please turn down your radio when you call in. One argument may lie in the semantics, but what you really need is rock ‘n’ roll. This duo with Penny Jo on drums plus Bernie Joe on guitar and vocals, just radiate it and tune it to their own frequency. Catch it! It may drive you wild, it might drive you crazy and still, you can’t see it. Continue reading INVISIBLE RAY