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

Greet Death-“Strange Days”(Single)

There’s this sludgy shoegaze outfit from Flint, Michigan called Greet Death. I can only assume the origins of their name are found in the Explosions in the Sky tune of the same name. I haven’t researched this, but it would be fitting, and I feel better believing it so…let me have that. In any case, … Continue reading Greet Death-“Strange Days”(Single)

Keep an Eye on San Jose’s Dylan Thomas. (Interview)

This is a piece largely based on ignorance. My Ignorance. But don’t break away just yet. Because I’m here to tell you about a razor-sharp post-punk/dream pop/noise-pop band from San Jose, Costa Rica called Dylan Thomas. (A period at the end of “Thomas” is part of the name). If you google them you will likely … Continue reading Keep an Eye on San Jose’s Dylan Thomas. (Interview)

The Twilight Sad – IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME

A cleverly titled record. For all the hype, we are left wanting more. I’ve followed The Twilight Sad fairly obsessively since a friend burned a copy of their debut LP “Fourteen Autumns, Fifteen Winters” for me in 2007. It was a breath of fresh air at the time. I didn’t have to ask where they hailed from. The thick accent vocalist James Graham crooned, … Continue reading The Twilight Sad – IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME