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Into The Interzone With The Psychotic Monks

“Life […] is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing” -Macbeth The Psychotic Monks, existing since 2012, rattle the cribs of infantile fans of the latest brand of wimp rock. I am digging deeper… Continue Reading →

“We Took LSD And Worked On Music Every Single Day”: Ricky Maymi Speaks On The Origins Of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Chinese Indie, And His Uncle In The Grateful Dead

For modern psychedelic freaks, Ricky Maymi should need no formal introduction. As a co-founder of drone behemoth The Brian Jonestown Massacre and BJM spin off The Imajinary Friends, Maymi has been riding the forefront of the trippy music resurgence since… Continue Reading →

Dead Grateful Dead Keyboard Players Volume 3: Vince Welnick

All of the many Grateful Dead keyboard player deaths are full-scale tragedies, but easily the saddest and most haunting would be that of the Dead’s final keys man, the Hawaiian-shirt-rocking former Tube Vince Welnick. For while most of the dead… Continue Reading →

“The suburbs may have raised us, but the city keeps us alive” – The Papi And The Smears Interview

Papi And The Smears have that rarest of all attributes for a band: A true quest. “Rock and Roll is dying. We want to give it a pulse”. True to that lofty mission, this Ohio based trio combine lo-fi bliss… Continue Reading →

Superbird Are Colorful And Irreverent On ‘Kiss Chasing Stars’

If Superbird were a drink, they would be a cosmopolitan. Well-mixed. Flavorful. Irreverent vibe. And a little goes a long, long way, while a lot will put your right on the floor. This three-man band, Joe Finnigan (vocals/guitar), Alex Ash… Continue Reading →

A Band Named Rubber: The Interview

You get an interesting set of results if you attempt to Google a band named Rubber. The tire-making product itself is most prominent, with useful educational articles titled “Rubber: A Simple Introduction To Explain That Stuff” popping up first. There’s… Continue Reading →

Ride, This Is Not A Safe Place, A Review

At some point during the long break between 1996 and 2017, the sound of Oxford’s dream noise outfit Ride made a subtle but revelatory shift. Although the band had always fully embraced sugary pop hooks, in their striped-sweater glory daze… Continue Reading →

Straight Outta’ Strong Island With Bad Mary

If Dee Dee Ramone and Debbie Harry had a love child (and let’s be honest, that could have happened) it would be Bad Mary. This Strong Island four piece comes on with the “it ain’t broke so don’t dare fuckin’… Continue Reading →

Party Muscles Flex Hard On “Does It Even Matter”

Please allow us to introduce yourselves to Party Muscles, a 4-piece retro AF garage rock whirlwind from Philly. The gun in their most popular video may be a prop, but Party Muscles is the real deal, that rarest of all… Continue Reading →

Dead Grateful Dead Keyboard Players Volume 2: Pigpen And The Early, Primal Dead

There are many thousands of freak-card-carrying Dead Tribesmen out there who never listen to a show past 1972. You will not find them on the Dead & Co. circuit. They weren’t roasting in Chicago for the 50th anniversary. They weren’t… Continue Reading →

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