+Aziz (photo by Ghada Khunji)

From The Horse’s Mouth: +Aziz on SoHo Spirit

+Aziz is a Kuwaiti songwriter residing in New Orleans. His first work SoHo Spirit, is a collaborative work synthesizing the experience of becoming immersed in the energy of Manhattan’s West SoHo neighborhood, which is accentuated by the presence of high-end brands like La Colombe and Rick Owens. Although trips to the Arabian Peninsula (Khaleej) region were frequent, the bulk of … More »

Dayton Music Art and Film Festival 2015 announces schedules, venues

Time to start building your lineup for the Dayton Music Art and Film Festival, as the official schedules and venues for all participating bands is now released. The DMAFF organizers announced the full schedules for both Friday September 18 and Saturday September 19 this past Friday on Facebook. With nearly 40 bands playing on stages across downtown Dayton, including the … More »

The New Old-Fashioned

Albums In The Stream: The New Old-Fashioned/The Repeating Arms, Hilltops & Highways

The New Old-Fashioned is a rock and roll and alt-country band from Dayton, Ohio. Led by vocalist and songwriter David Payne, the voices and instruments of Kent Montgomery (guitar), Tom Blackbern (bass) and Matt Oliver (drums) are very present in the New Old-Fashioned’s signature sound: big, choral vocal harmonies atop a thick Americana backdrop. Recently the band released their latest, … More »

Sound Check Chat interviews Wrecking Ball ATL organizers

The 23rd Sound Check Chat podcast with Elena de Soto and Greg Green, the organizers of The Wrecking Ball Music Festival in Atlanta, is live. The podcast is sponsored by Earthquaker Devices (, Ghettoblaster Magazine, and Frame Jump Music Videos.  The podcast is available here: The inaugural 2015 installment of the Wrecking Ball music festival is set to hit legendary … More »

Jesse Payne

From The Horse’s Mouth: Jesse Payne on Heirloom

Jesse Payne’s latest, Heirloom (Capture Music Inc.), will be released August 14, 2015. Heirloom is an audio-painting of the passage of time and the baggage we bury. Omens and angels. Philosophical and historical. Generations patched into fabric like heirlooms; these are the things we carry. Jesse Payne stems from a soil deep in the Southeastern region of the United States. … More »


An Ectoplasmic Cerebral Disturbance: An interview with Dwight Pentacost of Denver Broncos UK

Following the spring 2015 release of Slim Cessna’s Auto Club new 2xLP + Live DVD, “An Introduction for Young and Old Europe,” recently formed label imprint SCACUNINCORPORATED (operated by the Auto Club themselves) announced the debut full-length album from SCAC side project DBUK, titled Songs One Through Eight available this October. Also known as Denver Broncos UK, the Denver-based, gothic-Americana … More »

Oh Condor (photo by Kelly Murphy)

Song Premiere: Oh Condor, “Got Your Nose” (Elliott Frazier remix)

Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of sharing a never-released track from Dayton Ohio’s Oh Condor. The cut is a remix of “Got You Nose,” which is remixed and reimagined by Elliott Frazier of Ringo Deathstarr. Vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist Tim Krug had this to say about it: ” This is just kind of an unreleased, freebie, bonus thing that we’ve been sitting … More »

Good Field

Stomping Grounds: Paul Price (Good Field) on Austin, Texas

Good Field began as the solo recording project of Paul Price, former member of Brazos and The Early Tapes, and secondary guitarist and bassist for Voxtrot. While playing with these bands, Price visited an isolated adobe in Morelos, Mexico and wrote a group of songs he imagined for a full band. He continued working on the songs in between tours and eventually compiled enough material … More »

Ringo Deathstarr (photo by Nick Marshall)

The Final Frontier: An interview with Elliott Frazier of Ringo Deathstarr

Ringo Deathstarr, a three-piece outfit from Austin, Texas, is conjuring a unique response to the noisy and melodic, guitar pedal-loving, shoegazing, dreamy bands from the late 1980s and ’90s. Dashes of The Jesus and Mary Chain, Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine blend seamlessly with the band’s own inventiveness and ingenuity for a high-octane ride though noise pop’s most cacophonous territories. … More »

Jeremy Pinnell (photo by Michael Wilson)

Albums In The Stream: Jeremy Pinnell, OH/KY

Jeremy Pinnell, Northern Kentucky’s son from across the river, is a soft-spoken man, born to an area that is equal parts Southern hospitality, Northern attitude and Midwestern charm. Raised from humble beginnings of singing in church and learning the guitar from his father, his craft quickly made heads turn and rooms fall silent. But with his departure from home at … More »