The Spits are one of those bands keeping the planet from collapsing in on itself from pure shame and every self-titled album they have done—which is tons—is full of feral robot punk that will get you demoted at your job if you happen to have a job. They play Friday with Bleached, Clorox Girls and more. Win tickets here or buy ‘em here. This reissued interview by the legendary John Henry.
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November 11th, 2009 · 6 Comments
This Thursday, L.A. will host another Soul Clap and Dance Off with New York Night Train promoter Jonathan Toubin. He will also be bringing guest DJ Ian Svenonius, former frontman for Nation of Ulysses and the Make-up and current frontman for Chain and the Gang. If you think you have what it takes, show up and show off! This interview by John Henry.
September 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments
Imagine The Band is a one-clearly-visible-man act consisting of many band members neither seen nor heard without the aid of the imagination. Egos Personos—singer, songwriter, choreographer, ventriloquist, motivator and presidential candidate for 2020—gave a short interview recently before he realized he was being secretly taped. This interview by John Henry.
August 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments
Quintron invented the dream-machine-slash-drum-machine called the Drum Buddy and Miss Pussycat invented Pussycat Caverns for her puppets, and during slower moments at their Spellcaster Lodge in New Orleans Quintron compiles the Great Organ Moments thrift-store organ classics compilations. He talks now to John Henry about what organs he loves and what organs he respectfully fears.
July 12th, 2009 · 4 Comments
Each track on this album is catchy and intense, and John Henry’s vocals are as sharp and vicious as ever. Some of the stand out tracks are the opener “Frantic,” which has John Henry making every syllable sound more explosive than the last, and “Psychic Eyes” which tell us to “Forget our heroes” and comes off like a demented attack on the Stranglers 1977 hit. I cannot emphasize how much distorted feedback and organ growling is on this album—there is no reason not to check this band out.
June 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments
The Hunches are doing their last tour—and last show ever—tonight in L.A. They just released their last record a few months back and decided to do a few shows before waving the flag of surrender. Guitarist Chris Gunn recalls the good times and the bad while doing duty in the bowels of a hospital’s basement in San Francisco. This interview by John Henry.
June 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments
They are the neighbors that make noise at all hours of the night and when the cops show up, there is nothing going on and the cops have to apologize. This is a party going on in another dimension peopled by beings with extra limbs and eyes where there shouldn’t be eyes. It’s H.P. Lovecraft getting ripping drunk and wearing a lampshade on his head while a vampire and a mummy are making out in the corner. Yes, you can dance your ass off to this music—just don’t get caught dragging the bodies out the back door.
May 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Satan’s favorite party band is Midnight from Cleveland, who match the best parts of Venom and Motorhead with the sleazy visuals of the Mentors. They’re true members of the new black trash generation of bands—keeping the faith of rock ‘n’ roll metal and forsaking the trappings of over-technical playing and production. This interview by John Henry.
May 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Territory BBQ and Records is the new restaurant-slash-record-store from Tony Presedo and Curtis Brown—formerly of Tee Pee Records and the band Bad Wizard, respectively. They will stock heavy music and serve heavy food. This interview by John Henry.