Monthly Archives : October 2011

Screaming and Halloweening with the Brains


[itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drunk-not-dead/id467901242?uo=4″ title=”Get it on iTunes…”] It’s Halloween, my pretties, so it seems rather fitting that we pimp a little pychobilly from The Brains.  The uncensored video for “Screaming” (above) is from their just released Drunk Not Dead album so if you digz it click the iTunes link above and get you some. Stay safe this evening and if you…

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autoKratz :: Becoming the Wraith


I feel like we’ve been on a bit of a New Order theme here in the last few months. Back in June we had a Joy Division flashback. Then two Friday’s ago we featured New Order’s “Blue Monday” for our Friday flashback. And then just last week we mentioned Andy Hawk’s cover of “Temptation” making use of the mandolin (which…

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The Train Keeps Rolling


“It’s Americana-ish!” is how Andy Hawk describes his latest studio effort with the Train Wreck Endings and if you’ve heard any of their previous work you’d find it hard to put them into one specific category or genre too.  This, my friends, is a talented group of musicians that effortlessly blends folk, blues and rock into their own special brand…

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Blue Friday


Much like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, so it was for the remaining members of Joy Division. After the tragic death of vocalist Ian Curtis, bandmates Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris were faced with a very difficult decision…would they keep pressing on or simply quit the music scene altogether.  Well the answer came quickly and press on…

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As If It’s Grimus


artist: Grimus | album: Egretta: As If It's Real | genre: alternative | label: SpaceRay Music [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/grimus/id125255446?uo=4″ title=”Grimus”] I had been anxiously awaiting the new full-fledged album from the Romanian alternative rock outfit Grimus, and so I was very excited when I was sent a preview of it a few weeks ago. Egretta: As If It's Real turns out…

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Another Big Country?


[itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/big-country/id373911?uo=4″ title=”Big Country on iTunes”] I was in Mississippi visiting my grandparents for the summer when I first heard them.  I had snuck out of my room to catch Saturday Night Live and the musical guest that evening was…you guessed it…Big Country.  It was their American television debut and I was completely blown away.  Their sound was unlike anything…

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