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March 2005

Event Reviews

Danzig

The former frontman for the seminal hardcore punk outfit, The Misfits, unleashed an evening of pure, dark, bluesy metal on an eager Florida crowd. Jen Cray escapes unscathed.

Social Distortion

Social Distortion plays to yet another sold-out crowd 25 years into their career. Thus proving conclusivelly, to Jen Cray and all that Punk is not dead.

Wilco

Days after receiving their very first Grammy Award for their fifth album, A Ghost Is Born, Wilco greets a sold-out Orlando, FL crowd. And Jen Cray.

Interviews

Lovedrug

Daniel Mitchell discusses unit shifting with Michael Shepard of majestic rock guys Lovedrug.

Lydia Lunch

Daniel Mitchell fights the nervous jitters as he speaks to cultural icon Lydia Lunch...

Music Reviews

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Sputnik

I, Cosmonaut (Sound of the Sea). Review by Ben Varkentine.

Music A

Aqui

The First Trip Out (Ace Fu). Review by Jen Cray.

Ass-End Offend

Character Assassins (Wantage USA / Poisoned Candy). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2003 Collection

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2003 Collection (New West Records). Review by Joe Frietze.

Music B

Afrika Bambaataa

Dark Matter Moving At The Speed Of Light (Tommy Boy). Review by Ben Varkentine.

Bambix

What's in a Name (Daemon). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music C

Ray Charles

Genius Loves Company (Concord Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Classical Ass

After Lunch, Lets Kill Tony (Diaphragm Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Converge

You Fail Me (Epitaph). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Music D

The Day Traders

The Day Traders (self-released). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Destroyer

Notorious Lightning and Other Works (Merge). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Drive By Truckers

The Dirty South (New West Records). Review by Joe Frietze.

Music E

Earlimart

Treble and Tremble (Palm Pictures). Review by Jen Cray.

Eighteen Visions

Obsession (Epic). Review by Addam Donnelly.

Elefant

Sunlight Makes Me Paranoid (Kemado/Hollywood). Review by Kiran Aditham.

Music F

The Firebird Band

The City at Night (Bifocal Media/Lucid Records). Review by Jen Cray.

Fripp & Eno

The Equatorial Stars (Discipline Global Mobile). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music H

Hollywood Rose

The Roots of Guns Ní Roses (Deadline Music). Review by Joe Frietze.

Hot Water Music

The New What Next (Epitaph). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Music K

Killradio

Raised On Whipped Cream (Columbia). Review by Jen Cray.

Kitty Kat Dirt Nap

I am a Robot. I am Talking Like a Robot. I am a Robot. (Wonkavision). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music L

Ted Leo + The Pharmacists

Shake the Sheets (Lookout!). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Low

The Great Destroyer (Sub Pop). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music M

Machine Go Boom

Thank You Captain Obvious (Collectible Escalators). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Megadeth

The System Has Failed (Sanctuary Records). Review by Vinnie Apicella.

Moving Units

Dangerous Dreams (Palm Pictures LLC). Review by Kiran Aditham.

Music N

Nagisa Ni te

Dream Sounds (Jagjaguwar). Review by Aaron Shaul.

The Nein

The Nein (Sonic Unyon). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music O

Tara Jane O'Neil

Bones (Preservation). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Oneida

Nice./Splittin' Peaches (Ace Fu). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music P

Regis Philbin

When You're Smiling (Hollywood Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

The Pine Hill Haints

Bury Your Hate in a Shallow Grave (Lelp). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Point Line Plane

Smoke Signals (Skin Graft). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Tey Punsalan

Take Me High (Self-released). Review by Ben Varkentine.

Music R

Resident Evil Apocalypse

Resident Evil Apocalypse: Music From and Inspired by the Original Motion Picture (Roadrunner Records). Review by Joe Frietze.

Alasdair Roberts

No Earthly Man (Drag City). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music S

Shesus

Ruined It For You (Narnack Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

The Skygreen Leopards

Life & Love in Sparrow's Meadow (Jagjaguwar). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Sluts of Trust

We Are All Sluts of Trust (Chemikal Underground). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Soledad Brothers

Voice of Treason (Sanctuary). Review by Jen Cray.

Something About Vampires and Sluts

We Breat Our Own Hearts (VMS/Morphius). Review by Ben Varkentine.

Strung Out

Exile in Oblivion (Fat Wreck Chords). Review by Vinnie Apicella.

Music T

Twisted Sister

Still Hungry (Spitfire Records). Review by Vinnie Apicella.

Two Lone Swordsmen

Big Silver Shining Motor of Sin EP (Warp). Review by Kiran Aditham.

Music U

U.D.O.

Thunderball (The End Records). Review by Vinnie Apicella.

The Unbroken Circle

The Musical Heritage of the Carter Family (Dualtone). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music V

Vincent & Mr. Green

Vincent & Mr. Green (Ipecac). Review by Kiran Aditham.

Music W

Wagon Christ

Shadows (Ninja Tune). Review by Kiran Aditham.

We Could Live in Hope: A Tribute to Low

We Could Live in Hope: A Tribute to Low (Fractured Discs). Review by Aaron Shaul.

John Williams

The Terminal OST (Decca). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.

Josh Wink

Ovum: The Fall Collection (Ovum). Review by Kiran Aditham.

Wrangler Brutes

Zulu (Kill Rock Stars). Review by Jen Cray.

Screen Reviews

The Ring 2

The sequel to one of the creepiest films of the decade is out, this one helmed by the Japanese director experienced with the originals. Our man down in the well, Steve Stav gets to the bottom of things.