Rave Review: The Culture Shock of a Metalhead at EDC

Posted by on Jun Fri, 2017 in Concert Review, Electronica, Lifestyle, Progressive Rock, Stoner Metal, Surf Rock, Symphonic, Technical, Venue Review

Rave Review: The Culture Shock of a Metalhead at EDC

I. Introduction: Stranger in a Strange Land As we explored in a previous Rave Review, there are several varieties of electronica, from trippy trance jams, to bass heavy headbangers, to remixes of old classics. During an annual music festival, each subgenre is represented by an impressive roster of world class DJs, performing on 8 different stages, with underground artists spinning on mobile art carts. This is  The Electric Daisy Carnival, or EDC,  the biggest … read...

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EP Review: Untitled – The Screamagers

Posted by on May Tue, 2016 in Album Review, Cult Classics, Punk, Surf Rock

EP Review: Untitled – The Screamagers

Although never compiled into a cohesive album, an impressive collection of 15 songs is boasted by horror punk/ psychobilly band The Screamagers. The Misfits are an obvious influence, with their punk rock renditions of vintage horrors: Frankenstein’s monster and his bride, “Zombie Monsters From Outerspace”, and teenage werewolves are their typical song material. Their collection is catchy and fun, even if some songs are ridiculous. In the end, it’s all completely entertaining. As mentioned … read...

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Concert Review: The Lymbs, Kinky Fingers, and more at Ghost

Posted by on Jun Sat, 2015 in Blues, Concert Review, Progressive Rock, Surf Rock

Concert Review: The Lymbs, Kinky Fingers, and more at Ghost

Ever go through a rough patch when you listen to so much metal that eventually nothing is heavy, brutal, fast, or fucked up enough to impress you? This has been my plight recently, and this show was the perfect palate cleanser to neutralize my tastes. Although this concert was neither heavy nor metal, there was enough variety to keep me hooked. Surf rock, blues, jazz, folk music, and a plethora of other genres defined the … read...

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Concert Review: High Diver At Ghost

Posted by on Apr Thu, 2015 in Concert Review, Progressive Rock, Surf Rock

Concert Review: High Diver At Ghost

I am a metalhead. This was not a metal show. I still liked it. Here’s why: Catnip Tea had a very organic, jam band kind of sound.   They played music that was refreshingly mellow, but distinctly rock. Some songs were more introspective while others were more fun, but each track was catchy as hell. I also liked the twist they put in their cover of No Rain by Blind Melon, which sounded great.  However, I … read...

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Interview With The Ghoul

Posted by on Aug Sat, 2013 in Grind, Interviews, Surf Rock

Interview With The Ghoul

How The hell did I land an exclusive interview with Dissector, the Guitarist of Ghoul? Your guess is as good as mine. I just woke up this afternoon, hungover as fuck, with this little gem in my Gmail inbox. Let’s see what skeletons this Creepsylvanian psycho keeps in his closet. Dear readers, consider this a rare gift, from one Numbskull to another. Needless to say, we’re not worthy. 1. Who are your musical inspirations? Well … read...

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