9 Aug
The Rain Dog gets awkward, inspires Heath Ledger's Joker

Tom Waits and Don Lane have really bad screen chemistry. Lane’s sincere admiration and Waits’s well meaning sacrilege clash like Jesus in the Parthenon. Of course neither is a holy deity, but Waits is more 40s screen star gone wrong than ever before, while Lane sort of acts on as Mother Hen, or as Tom […]


25 Jul
Musicians the world over say goodbye in their own way

Of all the tributes to the late Ms. Winehouse coming out, Rolling Stone has compiled a comprehensive litany of musicians farflung who have paid tiny tributes this past weekend following her passing. The list of farflung musicians includes everybody from Tony Bennett, The Who and Mark Ronson to Lady Gaga, Rick Ross and Sebastian Bach. […]


6 May
A couple minutes with one of our favorite bands on Earth

I’m just gonna say it: Noah & the Whale’s debut album, Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down, is one of my favorite albums of the decade. No shame, no caveats, no qualifiers. Not only is it an emotionally candid album (sometimes painfully so), with some of singer/songwriter Charlie Fink’s most personal lyrics, but it is […]


22 Apr
Tour dates with Dinosaur Jr., recently turning 50, and what he really thinks about Mick Jagger singing "Satisfaction"

For anyone living under a rock for the last 30 years, Henry Rollins was of course the former frontman for punk legends Black Flag, later going on to helm his own Lollapalooza era Rollins Band, as well as other solo efforts. Henry has also made several guest appearances on other artists’ (TOOL, Tommy Iommi, Les […]


18 Mar
You'll be missed Nathaniel Dwayne Hale

As most fans of hip hop know, we lost the greatest hip hop crooner of all time this week to heart failure. Nate Dogg’s gangsta lean vocals defined the 90s, especially if you lived anywhere on the West Coast — a day did not go by from 1993 onward where at some point you didn’t […]


3 Mar
NYC producer Brian Suarez celebrates his latest EP

New York electronic DJ/producer Brian Suarez, aka Allies, has just released an EP titled Hour of the Wolf (available on iTunes). Initially breaking through years ago with the electro-house club track “Taboo” (when he was known as Gater), Suarez has evolved his sound to include a more complex, lush and layered synth-pop sound, rounded out […]


15 Feb
Chromoly leather holsters for mundane killing tools

When Chromoly created past pieces, Ninja Tack and Bourgeois Brass Knuckles, manufacturers were advised by lawyers to disassociate themselves with such collections and Scandinavian retailers were actually required to pull these items off their shelves; they were portrayed as weapons marketed to the public. Well Chromoly decided to take this assumption and spin it, showing […]


4 Jan
Sonic experimental pop via Montreal via Calgary

After forming during their high school years in Calgary, Alberta, the four best friends who make up BRAIDS moved their prairie Canadian behinds to the cosmopolitan wonderfulness of Montreal. Entrenching themselves in the city of poutin and painfully cute artsters, the foursome holed up in a dilapitaded house in a Hasidic neighborhood to craft the […]