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Required Listening: Chomper – Medicine Mountain

Chomper has the sauce, an indelible rock n roll sound that only comes from years of taking it on the chin. The quartet consisting of members from Guided By Voices, Beech Creeps, and The Men showcase a sound equal parts Stooges, equal parts sticky theater bathroom wall, with a scosche

Required Listening: Spotlights – Seismic

I just recently saw the band Spotlights live on tour opening for The Melvins. The husband-wife duo of Mario and Sarah Quintero, from Brooklyn, New York are as brutal and as beautiful as the sea. Their waves of grinding majesty hit home and are coupled with a blanket of sound

Fyrecross – Burn Them to the Ground

Staked heretics from Athens, Fyrecross  play traditional old-school metal with crosses between power, shrieking vocals and melody. The inquisition began when four NWOBHM influenced guys met in late 2013 with classic heavy metal on the mind. Guitarists Giorgos Skourtaniotis and Matt Kliszka, drummer Charis Kambitsis, bassist Theo Karageorgos and vocalist

Böneyard – Below Mediocrity

Black thrash n’ roll from Athens, Greece come from the guys of Böneyard recording their Below Mediocrity EP earlier this year via Witches Brew. The sound is a low budget throwback to the vintage sounds of the thrash masters from their back in the day infancy when they did the

French Songbird Sarah Lassez

Paris In Tears

ABOUT THE ARTIST Sarah Lassez is a Parisian songwriter and piano player who boasts a serious French pedigree, one of her great- grandfather's being  Louis Marcoussis, who was an expect cubist painter, as well as an etcher and boasted the likes of Picasso, Man Ray, and Gertrude Stein. She also notes

MesAlfini’s “Hey, Super”

Alfredo Serafini is a veteran Italian musician fed up with the Italian music industry. He initially gained recognition as part of the Italian band Aleph. His response? To spend time secluded in his childhood home and reinvent himself and his music. The result? MesAlfie. A new musical solo project that


    Mystery Loves Company is a Houston based chamber rock group comprised of Maddy Herdeman and Carlos Machado. Maddy a classically trained conservatory cellist, and Carlos, a Venezuelan immigrant and self taught guitarist and songwriter. The two met at an open mic, later forming the band, and ultimately ended up recently


Analog Monoxide's sound is a tapestry of complexity, that amazingly comes from the mind and fingertips of just one man, Stian Høyberg. Hailing from the small Norwegian town of Ørsta, this musician plays keyboards, guitars, drums, drum machines, synths, vocals and incorporates computers in this album's 12 experimental masterpieces as