2 days ago | Metal
Musical genres and especially sub-genres can be excruciatingly tricky things to maneuver around. On one hand, they’re widely considered necessary in order to offer some context to people who have never heard a band when trying to figure out if the...
23 days ago | Concerts
Detroit’s Sponge might not be the band that most people immediately grab for when they consider ‘90s alt-rock. They’re not the group that hundreds of other groups cite as a major influence, and they’re not sitting prominently on bills at arenas an...
28 days ago | Locals Only
A conversation with Mike Odd, the frontman of shock-metal/punk troupe Rosemary’s Billygoat, is an experience that is both enjoyable and weirdly disconcerting. While there are still people out there who fall for the schtick and believe that Odd and...
1 month ago | Music Festivals
It’s been four years since Jim Heath, the Reverend Horton Heat himself, took the initiative to found his own festival based off of the hayrides made famous in Louisiana, as well as the shows that happen regularly at the Grand Ol’ Oprey. His basic ...
2 months ago | Punk as Fuck
While it’s all well and good to extol the virtues of those punk bands that keep things as simple as possible — the Ramones school of stripped down rock ’n’ roll — sometimes, just every now and again, a gimmick can come in handy. Nobody will ever f...
2 months ago | Long Beach
The legacy and legend of Long Beach ska-punk-reggae-rock band Sublime is already written. There’s nothing about that band — what it achieved and what it means to people — that fans need to be reminded of. In Southern California especially, but all...