Hey, did someone get the license plate of that bus that ran over me? Oh, no that was just one too many IPAs last night. Man, this vacation stuff can be hard on the head. Good thing we had a relatively chill day planned. Last night was fun, despite the hoppy headache. Grilled chicken, hot… Read More Eagle’s Nest Lodge Day Two
We made it down south. Overcast skies, humid air, but we’ll manage. Local suds, grilled burgers, and a nice big porch to chill on. Let the games begin.
It’s arrived. The Friday before my week long excursion into the Central Indiana wilds for some serious R&R. 6,000 square feet of hillbilly luxury. Two kitchens, two hot tubs, and seclusion as far as the eye can see. Plus a killer brewery just minutes from me to supply the local suds. It doesn’t get any… Read More Vacation In The Midst, Times They Are A-Changin’
The Baltika Years is like archived field recordings from inside the mind of it’s creator. It’s a collection of snapshots taken on a Tandy Deskmate computer. Primitive sound, melody, noise, and sampled voices that come together to create a collage of psychosis. Brooklyn’s Software label owner Daniel Lopatin received these tracks on cassette back in… Read More Ben Zimmerman : The Baltika Years
I think it’s safe to say that Matt Pike is the king of metal right now. In fact, I think he’s had the King of Metal crown since High on Fire’s Surrounded By Thieves in 2002. From that album, High of Fire solidified that Slayer-meets-Sabbath wall of deep, dark sludge. There’s no mistaking Pike’s masterful, gritty… Read More High on Fire : Luminiferous
by EA Poorman Not to sit on their laurels, the guys in Warsaw, Indiana’s Plaxton and the Void have dropped a couple fresh new tracks on our collective ears. “We All Are One” and “If Silence Could Speak” sound bigger and bolder than anything the band has put out up to this point. Full of… Read More Plaxton and the Void : Keep On Keeping On
You know, going to live shows was what my wife and I did. Even before she was my wife, we’d jump in the car and head out and see bands we loved live. The first band we ever saw together was Petra. Neither of us loved Petra. We were invited by my uncle to come… Read More A F*****n’ Rock Show: The War On Drugs at the Vogue, Indianapolis