Welcome Home Forever Once Again

March 28, 2012

is one of those remarkable little-known well-known people. He tours from Australia to Moldova, yet hardly anyone has heard of him. I take some pride in knowing that he comes from my part of the globe, the state of Washington.

Al-Hajjaj: Keeping Punk Alive

March 23, 2012

Al-Hajjaj, founder of and , is arguably one of the key figures that helped give birth to the Saudi Arabian rock scene. Reading his replies made me realize how brave he was to try what he did during that time.

Japanische Kampfhörspiele – Kaputte Nackte Affen

June 19, 2011

For the last eighteen years or so, metal has been on a constant in my life through all the bullshit. Metal has been there for the deaths, the great times and even the times I was getting dirty with certain women.

Love Begotten – Ugly Dirty Poor

June 7, 2011

Love Begotten, one of the older young bands that are still together and pushing heavy in the River Valley/Oklahoma scene. Personally, they are and always have been my favorite local band to watch live and listen to on record. With

Love Your Chainsaw

May 2, 2011

Before the all girl grunge acts and riot grrrl, there was one particularly memorable band from London that was known for their misanthropic female vocalist and raw music. was composed of Katie Jane Garside, guitarist Crispin Gray (real name John

No Wax Needed

April 27, 2011

The cut against the grain and the rebellion that sparked in the US in the form of hardcore punk was revolutionary. It also changed the face of metal and gave birth to a plethora of new subcultures within urban and

No Wave Friction

April 25, 2011

Shortly after getting into punk music in general, I stumbled upon the beauty that is no wave. The band that stood out most for me was . Their music and Lydia Lunch were equally captivating in their audacity and creativity.