Mary C. Smith


Glass & Ashes – Aesthetic Arrest

Glass & Ashes is intense and melodic; harsh and beautiful, making Aesthetic Arrest an appropriate title.

The Cure – Three Imaginary Boys [Deluxe Edition]

To hear the 1979 debut Three Imaginary Boys after becoming accustomed to The Cure of 2004's Curiosa and of this year's self-titled release is to see the growth of a deity arise and shape the music industry around their ideology.

Voodoo Music Festival 2004

The Voodoo Music Festival is a compilation of all your favorite music festivals wrapped up together with a strong southern accent and some good old Southern hospitality.

Tiger Army: Battle Scars

Nick 13, vocalist and founder, contemplates the future of Tiger Army as both Fred Hell and Geoff Kresge leave the band within months of each other.

The Flesh – The Flesh

Maybe The Flesh’s debut full length should be called spiritual punk but in any case, the holy awakening has occurred and the messiah is in The Flesh.

These Arms Are Snakes – Oxeneers or The Lion Sleeps When Its Antelopes Go...

So my ride in the car and my experience with the latest from These Arms Are Snakes made it a weird night

Taken: Something to Believe In

Ray Harkins is the former vocalist for Taken and a veteran of the southern California hardcore scene. He amiably took time from his busy schedule to answer a few questions for me.

Ani DiFranco – Educated Guess

Educated Guess is a generally appealing release, although it comes and goes. Moments are vivid and flowing while others are halting and provoking.

Alexisonfire – Watch Out!

Watch Out! is a release I will be listening to for many months to come. It really shows the evolution of Alexisonfire and proves their ability to be a player in the hardcore scene

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