The New Year: An interview with Nude Shoes

Like any good redemption story, it’s filled with introspection, pain and hope. And like any good redemption story, it’s only the beginning. We spoke to Andy about his new band and what’s in store for Nude Shoes.

Film Review: Captain Marvel

It’s taken a while to get here, sure, but let’s put all that external baggage to one side for a moment and answer the most fundamental question: is Captain Marvel any good?

Album Reviews

Dan Vapid and The Cheats – Three

Dan Vapid and The Cheats new album Three is ten songs of pop-punk goodness that are so very good.

Jeff Whalen – Ten More Rock Super Hits

Jeff Whalen knows a thing or two about writing a catchy song. The frontman for Los Angeles rock band Tsar has branched out on his own and released his debut solo album, Ten More Rock Super Hits.

Down By Law – Redoubt EP

Redoubt is a worthy addition to the Down By Law catalog. Its only real negative is that it is only three songs long and once you’re done, you’re left wanting more.

Teenage Bottlerocket – Stay Rad!

Stay Rad is 14-songs of snotty, silly, fun songs of pop punk melancholia that doesn’t stray too far from the Teenage Bottlerocket playbook.

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Interesting Things


Murder In The Front Row: Thrash-Metal Parking Lot

Murder in the Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story is a new documentary by Adam Dubin telling the story of West Coast thrash metal.

Stranger Things 3: The music makes the trailer

Music is a big part of the success and lure of Stranger Things.

Grayscale kick drummer out for “If I Ever See You Again”...

Philadelphia pop-punk band Grayscale have kicked out their drummer* and forgot to tell him. Or so goes their latest video for the track "If I Ever See You Again"


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