The Tyranny of Distance is the second album from Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and it sounds absolutely huge. From the distant, feeding-back guitar that kicks it off, all the way through the ending featuring just Ted and his ES-335, it’s a monumental work. I’ll talk about all that comes in between in a moment, but let’s go […]
I’ve been anticipating Citizen’s new album Everybody Is Going To Heaven for far too long now. After the release of their freshman LP “Youth” I was hooked. It was Matt’s soothing vocals laid over the heavy overdrive/Tube Screamer riffs that caught me. They were able to blend grungy punk with a serene pop sound very well. […]
With Isis/Old Man Gloom frontman and Hydra Head Records founder/owner Aaron Turner at the helm, Sumac has its roots dug deep into the metal underground. In the wake of Isis disbanding and Hydra Head closing down, Turner spent some time with various side projects like Old Man Gloom and the black metal studio band Twilight, […]
Chris interviews punk rock icon Mike Ness, lead singer/guitarist for Orange County's Social Distortion.
I need music. But it’s not because I need noise or need distraction — I actually have a need for music in my life. It’s the key to my sanity, and a single track can make my day — or put me in a weird mood. I have a pretty varied taste in music, and […]
Matt Ulery has made a name for himself as one of Chicago’s top jazz bass players. Not only is he a noted sideman, but a bandleader and composer. Ulery’s 2014 album Into the Ivory is a great showcase for his compositional prowess. The second track on the album, “There’s a Reason and a Thousand Ways,” in […]
Now without further introduction: The Danish Beatles…erhm what? I mean, with a little introduction here’s: The Boogie Beatles. The Boogie Beatles you say? Yes, exactly. That’s I meant to say. Why would one say that if such an idea doesn’t quite register without a bit of an introduction. Ok, here’s one: In 1971, young singer-songwriter […]
Machinist! are one of those super hard-working bands you hear about from time to time. I met them from my own band’s touring through the Southeast, where they have a huge influence on the region’s hardcore/DIY ethos. They have earned their way into the Eulogy Records family and have played in more cities the last few years than most people will […]
Chris talks to the one of the hottest artists in country music today, singer/songwriter Sturgill Simpson.