VIDEO: Random, “Buggin’ (The Metamorphosis)”

Random released a new video today from his conceptual three-part album Language Arts. It is a unique tune based on the short story The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. Although “Buggin’” was released today in video form, and it is a track taken from Language Arts: Volume 1, the followup volume will be released tonight! I’d [...]

REVIEW: 500 Miles To Memphis Live @ Charlotte, NC 2011-07-29

So I caught a great show live at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, NC on Friday night. I have to give thanks to my buddy Tim Curry of Sapphire Rebellion for the heads up. Four bands were scheduled for the night. I was excited to hear that Tim was doing a solo acoustic set in [...]

REVIEW: Electronic Saviors Benefit Concert @ Springfield, VA

I had the opportunity to catch an amazing evening of concerts the other day. The benefit concert / release party for the new compilation Electronic Saviors: Industrial Music to Cure Cancer featured a number of acts performing some pretty great tunes. The compilation features 83 exclusive tracks from bands throughout the genre. Jim Semonik, being [...]

REVIEW: Dragon*Con 2009

So Dragon*Con has once again come and gone. This year was a blast. I got to see a lot of cool shows, meet a lot of cool people, and… well… probably a lot more stuff that I can’t even remember. The first night of the convention is technically the day before the thing even starts! [...]

MINI-REVIEW: Dragon*Con 2008

Dragon*Con is… …Rogue of The Crüxshadows performing with lightsaber in hand.

REVIEW: Warped Tour @ Charlotte, NC; 2008-07-14

My face is red. I’m dirty. I had a lot of fun…

REVIEW: mc chris, “mc chris is dead”

Artist: mc chris Album: mc chris is dead Year: 2008 Label: mc chris llc Score: As a long time mc chris fan, I have been around to see his art evolve from his time as a voice actor and animator on various Adult Swim shows in 2001 up to his latest album, mc chris is [...]

REVIEW: VNV Nation, "Judgement"

Artist: VNV Nation Album: Judgement Year: 2007 Label: Metropolis Score: Allow me to start off this review by saying that anything that I say in it is to be taken with a grain of salt, whatever that old saying means. I have no knowledge of VNV Nation’s music before this album. I’ve been aware of [...]

REVIEW: Bob Marley and the Wailers, "Exodus [30th Anniversary Edition]"

Artist: Bob Marley and the Wailers Album: Exodus [30th Anniversary Edition] Year: 1977/2007 Label: Tuff Gong Score: On this date, twenty-six years ago, the world lost one of the greatest musicians of our century. About four years earlier, arguably his best album was released. In 1999, Rolling Stone magazine named the album the top “Album [...]

REVIEW: Björk, "Volta"

Artist: Björk Album: Volta Year: 2007 Label: One Little Indian Score: I’ve been actively listening to Björk’s music for a few years now, purchasing nearly her entire back catalogue since then. Björk is the type of musician whose sound alters so much from album to album it’s hardly the same artist… yet every disc is [...]

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