Brother Ali raps more gratitude than attitude, sending a refreshing surge of celebration through Chicago's Metro.
Jen Cray enjoys a bit of Fake Problems in Orlando.
Jet's inspired blending of garage and classic rock shouldn't work, but it does, even six years after plowing into America's consciousness.
Orlando, Florida's Megaphone wraps up an amazing year with a high energy hometown show.
Peaches brings her freakfest booty show to Orlando's lads and ladies.
Aerosmith's legendary co-founder, Joe Perry, delivered a set of gutsy, hard driving rock at Orlando's House of Blues.
Chuck Ragan's Revival Tour makes a return trip to Orlando to jam with a crowd of friends for a less-than-perfect audience of socialites.
The world lost an astonishingly gifted artist when singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt passed away December 25, 2009.
By all accounts, Adelitas Way vocalist/songwriter Rick DeJesus should have become a statistic. Ink 19's Elianne Halbersberg talks with the artist about how music -- and VH1 -- saved his life.
Despite a discography that would make you expect a persona along the lines of a reincarnated Captain Beefheart, in conversation, Arrington de Dionyso is polite and eager to communicate his artistic mission in as understated a manner as possible. Ink 19 caught up with the artist on a rare day off, somewhere in Texas, to speak about his new album Malaikat Dan Singa, performance, and making music to conjure spirits.
Too young to be fully cognizant of the more embarrassing excesses of Gothic music over the past twenty years, the young Turks of NYC's own Blacklist are, perhaps unwittingly, the best hope of redeeming Goth-metal. Fresh from a European tour complete with horned hotel antics, Blacklist frontman and provocateur Josh Strawn told Ink 19 all about how he learned to stop worrying and love Motorhead and Scott Walker equally.
With their latest release, Tri-Polar, Sick Puppies' luck and perseverance begins to pay off with big-league success. Bassist Emma Anzai gives Ink 19 the dish on craigslist, the glamorous rock and roll lifestyle, and why you should never skimp on vitamins.
Fans of cutting-edge electronic music most likely have Michael Rother to thank. Rother was one of the prime movers in a German music scene, dubbed krautrock, that still sets the standard for exciting, weird, and groovy music. Ink 19 had the pleasure of chatting with Rother, who seems as comfortable with creating new music as he is with being a careful archivist of the music and legacy of his previous bands.
Malaikat Dan Singa (K Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Beak> (Invada Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Thunder$troke (Fat Possum Records LLC). Review by Carl F Gauze.
They Say I'm Different (Light in the Attic Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Is It Love or Desire? (Light In The Attic Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Introducing (Slumberland). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Cass Elliot / The Road Is No Place For A Lady (Collectors' Choice Music). Review by Carl F Gauze.
DJ Kicks (!K7 Records). Review by Al Pergande.
Sing-Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious (Sensory / Lasers Edge). Review by Carl F Gauze.
The Unkindness of Crows (Southern Lord). Review by Matthew Moyer.
III (Drag City). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Fever Ray (Mute Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Entertainment (FS Studios). Review by By Kyra Grant.
Overloaded Ark (Drag City). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Oh, Glory. Oh, Wilderness (Bakery Outlet Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Have Guitar, Will Travel (Roman Records). Review by Christopher Long.
Umbrella Weather (Garden Gate Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Filmotheque (Lemongrass Music). Review by Jacob Seman.
Shutter Release (Mush Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Dear Lover (Dear Future Collective). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Homemade Ship (K Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Angry Bear (Coming Home Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Black Reign (Pulverized Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Shrinebuilder (Neurot Recordings). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Out Into The Snow (Team Love Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Mini-LP (Bright Antenna). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Company Book (Sky Council). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Dead Plans (Finding You Attractive). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Gorgeous Johnny (Jagjaguwar). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Vagina Panther. Review by Carl F Gauze.
Unmap (JagJuaguwar). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Dead EP (Thrill Jockey Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Eskimo Snow (anticon.). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Aye Jay has already conquered Rap, Metal, and Punk with his activity books, now he is taking on country. Is he just as successful? Tim Wardyn finds out.
The Rolling Stones tour of America in 1969, and its disastrous climax at Altamont, forever changed rock and roll -- and America. Ethan Russell was there, camera in hand. Forty years later he spills. James Mann says it's only rock and roll... but he likes it.
Mr. Fox nearly destroys his family and community in this stop-motion version of Roald Dahl's classic children's book by Wes Anderson.
A low key documentary of modern high school life.
The spirit of grand opera lives on in this blood-soaked low budget thriller featuring Paris Hilton and Sarah Brightman.