An Interview with Infant Island of Virginia

Infant Island LP. 2018 (Infant Island) Aside: I will avoid using the word “screamo” throughout this piece because, truthfully, it does no justice to the subject matter. The miserable realization that I should give up my search for anything closely approximating the feeling I got from hardcore punk bands of the 90's and early 2000's … Continue reading An Interview with Infant Island of Virginia

An Interview with Protomartyr’s Alex Leonard

Protomartyr recently re-issued their debut LP "No Passion All Technique" on Domino I always tell people that assume I love music that they are sadly mistaken. I dislike, or just don't care at all about, the majority of music. It's very tacky. Even when it's almost good it's too effete and hackneyed for me to … Continue reading An Interview with Protomartyr’s Alex Leonard

An Interview with Pile’s Rick Maguire

Green and Gray, released today I’ve become a bit disenchanted with indie rock over the past couple of years. No need to go into my reasons but suffice to say that everything is just becoming a bit uninteresting and clonish. That’s why I find myself covering more and more hardcore and post-punk artists. Let’s face … Continue reading An Interview with Pile’s Rick Maguire

Facets of Personality: An Interview with Jayson Green

Co-Written with Brennan Whalen Photo by Stephanie Levy They say that art imitates life but, sometimes it seems, art and life are one and the same. Case in point, Punk Vocalist/Comedian/DJ/Radio Host Jayson Green. Best known as the uber-maniacal vocalist for Massachusetts hardcore punk outfit, Orchid, Jayson has spent the last decade and half (roughly) … Continue reading Facets of Personality: An Interview with Jayson Green

A Word about Soft Kill and their New Single, “Saint”

If you scrape together bits and pieces of Soft Kill’s history you will most likely find a sordid story of adversity, addiction, nomad-ism, fatherhood and, ultimately, some sort of redemption. I wouldn’t even begin to know where to start here (so I won’t try), But the sum of these elements is some of the most … Continue reading A Word about Soft Kill and their New Single, “Saint”

Corrections-Projection (A Meditation on Modern Post-Punk)

I had a very interesting conversation with Sam Nicholas of London's “post-post-punk" band, Corrections, who just released his new, state-of-the-art LP, “Projection", on France's Icy Cold Records. I’m going to request that you now switch over to whatever it is you stream music on and find it. Soak it in while you read this. I … Continue reading Corrections-Projection (A Meditation on Modern Post-Punk)

I Was There When Rock Died, or, A Review of Weezer/Pixies Live

This is a piece based solely on my opinion and does not reflect the opinion of our other writers (disappointing notion). It is meant to give only one man’s perspective of what he (I) view to be a veritable musical apocalypse. I can now say with 100 percent certainty that rock and roll is dead. … Continue reading I Was There When Rock Died, or, A Review of Weezer/Pixies Live