At the top of the Chicano-rock food chain were thee legendary Midniters, whose “Whittier Blvd” gave the movement its anthem. They’ll be playing a very special set at the Echo on April 13 for thee legendary Norton Records. Midniters bassist Jimmy Espinoza takes us now on our own virtual trip down Whittier Boulevard, in every sense of the word “trip”… This interview by D.M. Collins.
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January 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments
Don’t you know about the BIRD?!? Of course you do, you piece of human GARBAGE! EVERYBODY knows about the BIRD! You know all ABOUT it because a band called the Trashmen surfed straight outta the tundra of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and fucking DELIVERED it to you on an irresistible, hormone-heightening vinyl platter sometime around 1962, a date someone needs to tell Dave Markey was the real Year Punk Broke! This interview by Dan Collins.
December 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment
Guitarist Matty McLoughlin of the Soft Pack prefers delivering pizza to jerks from high school to getting yelled at by contractors in a Home Depot call center. He speaks now about eating pancakes at Prince’s house and his affinity for Steely Dan’s weird pervert comedy. This interview by Lainna Fader.
November 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment
Grinderman is Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in a new and naked form, and you can see a great deal of that nakedness in their very potent new video ‘Heathen Child.’ We conducted two separate interviews with two of the Grinders. Here drummer Jim Sclavunos speaks about his plan to buy a tank and become the last musician in the U.S.A. This interview by Chris Ziegler
November 29th, 2010 · No Comments
And here is Grinderman’s Warren Ellis, who plays the most vicious violin on planet Earth and speaks now through both a beard and a cold. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
March 16th, 2010 · 5 Comments
Tall, flamboyant of dress, profane as James Joyce and possessed of a legend that rolls out before him like the fog at Dracula’s feet, Fowley is a man for whom literally everybody in the L.A. scene has a pre-set opinion. This interview by Ron Garmon.
February 20th, 2010 · No Comments
Ray Wylie Hubbard helped put the warhead on Jerry Jeff Walker’s heat-seeking missile and put the phrase ‘redneck mother’ into the English language. He is heading west with a new record put out by a record company whose president he knows very very well. This interview by Drew Denny.
February 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment
Wild Beasts kicked off the first date of their North American tour, as well as their first-ever Los Angeles show, with a brilliant version of “The Fun Powder Plot”, followed by latest single “We Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues”, never straying too far from the recorded versions. “All The King’s Men” elicited the most hooting and howling (geddit, Beast-watchers?) of the night… and, hands up, it is a really good song.
February 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments
Tall and courtly like some 1950s Nashville idol, Earle’s brand of C&W insurgency is highlighted by a knack for raising the ghosts of traditional America inside a context colored by our 21st-century blues. Our chat finds him dealing well with being a Southern boy in the East Village. This interview by Ron Garmon.