Holy crap! What an audaciously grim way AMC’s Mad Men chose to celebrate Mother’s Day. I mean, Jesus. I almost cried, for real! But only almost, perhaps because it was no longer Mother’s Day when I actually got around to seeing it. One less turn of the screw, you know? And whyyyyyyy do you ask did I not watch it […]
Now, typically when I review albums I do the sensible thing and listen to the sucker from front to back. But when a band is capping off their album with a Blue Oyster Cult cover – especially an obscure one – of course my curiosity is going to get the better of me. And […]
When I first got my advance copy of White Hills’ forthcoming full-length, Walks for Motorists, I was reading through Philip K. Dick’s The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. Now I’m not a huge sci-fi buff or anything, but needless to say Dick is great, and I think that what I like about him so […]
Friday, March 28: things will be getting LOUD at Williamsburg’s Bar Matchless as a host of regional bands falling somewhere on the stoner/blues/doom/psych spectrum tear through the sadly-bereft-of-stoner/blues/doom/psych town of Brooklyn. Check out the poster, whose straight-to-the-point, wizard-and-goat motif outlines with no room for doubt the highly Satanic nature of this event. All four […]
Black Sabbath. Iron Maiden. Motorhead. Three of the greatest metal bands of all spacetime. Hell, maybe the three greatest metal bands of all spacetime. But what else do they have in common? Well DUHHH you idiot they all wrote eponymous songs, and included them on eponymous albums! Now, the new poster children of Brooklyn doom, […]
So it just got freezing. Like yesterday. It was in the 50s like normal fall weather and then BOOM! 25 degree mornings right outta nowhere. And to hell with all you summer lovin’ goonie birds who are already complaining, because I’m happy. I like winter. Sure it’s cold, but cold wakes you the hell up, […]
Last Friday was one of the best shows I’ve seen in Brooklyn, period. Tiger Flowers, Family, Lazer/Wulf, Full of Hell, Weedeater, all conjuring evil at Brooklyn’s own house of hell, Saint Vitus Bar. Holy crap; if you missed that one you’re a damn […]
In the summer of 2008, my friends and I used to sit around a bonfire every single night, get all hazy, and work on a book we were writing, entitled Bojang’s Inferno. The book was written one word at a time, working our way around the circle, and each word had to begin with the […]
Tickets for the first annual SLUDGEFEAST are now available! Click here to buy your ticket now for the reduced pre-sale price of only $15!
Check out the official sampler for music from all 11 bands:
Heavy metal. Motorcycles. Skateboarding. Food. Beer. All great things, and all the more great when they serve to herald the welcome end of my least favorite season: miserable, oppressive, stench-ridden summer.
Thus I applaud the arrival of Brooklyn’s first ever (hopefully, first annual) Uninvited Festival, which promises to be an unprecedented amalgamation of all these […]
No Way’s new EP, “Sing Praises”, is a charred, greasy slice of sludgy noise rock done right. It’s distinctly dark, but favors the macabre over the bleak, and aggression over despair. It’s got a horse’s face on the front, and you’re a horse’s ass if you don’t love it.
The album’s first two songs […]
Judy (a punk) and Sheena (a punk rocker)
Volume 3 of our monthly compilation is now available for free streaming and download! This one is heavier than Satan’s ass, with generous helpings of stoner rock, doom, prog metal, and more, featuring bands from all around the country! Check it out here, and use our contact form to submit your music for […]
Volume 2 of our monthly compilation is now available for free streaming and download! This one rocks pretty hard, and features great music from South Carolina, Cincinnati, San Diego, and elsewhere. Check it out here, and use our contact form to submit your music for the next installment.
Volume 1 of our monthly compilation album is now available for download and streaming! Featuring indie grunge from Ceramics, hazy garage rock from Slim Wray, cartoonish insanity from WONDERBREED, earth-shattering doom from Mountain God, and more. Check it out here, and use our contact form to submit your music […]