Special Report

Interview: Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs

    Though The Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli long denied that the powerful rock band would ever reunite in an official capacity, long time Whigs fans kept fingers crossed, holding out hope that Dulli’s occasional gigs with John Curley would spark a full blow reunion for the former-Cincinnati outfit.  What fans didn’t know, was that Dulli was bonding behind … Continue reading Interview: Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs

Interview: Allen Blickle of Baroness

Interview conducted by Andrew Lampela. Anyone who has been paying attention to Baroness’s career knows the band has continually evolved with each release.  From the crusty, metallic assault of the first two E.P.s through the expansive, layered rock of the Blue album, Baroness have restlessly managed to redefine their sound while retaining the riff-driven core of their sound.  However, with … Continue reading Interview: Allen Blickle of Baroness

Gen Con – Friday & Saturday, August 17-18 at the Indiana Convention Center & Surrounding Area in Indianapolis, IN

Gen Con – Friday & Saturday, August 17-18 at the Indiana Convention Center & Surrounding Area in Indianapolis, IN By David C. Obenour Celebrating it’s 45th anniversary and 10th year in Indianapolis, Gen Con is a city unto itself for four-days every year. This August over 40,000 people (around as many people who live in Hagerstown, Maryland) filled up the … Continue reading Gen Con – Friday & Saturday, August 17-18 at the Indiana Convention Center & Surrounding Area in Indianapolis, IN

Friendly Neighborhood Indie Store: Super-Fly Comics & Games, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Welcome to our first independent retailer feature on ghettoblastermagazine.com! We hope to highlight the coolest and most innovative local shops across the globe by getting to know the individuals who own and operate them. This first entry focuses on the guys behind Super-Fly Comics & Games in Yellow Springs, OH who will soon celebrate their five year anniversary. Check back … Continue reading Friendly Neighborhood Indie Store: Super-Fly Comics & Games, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Interview: Chris Mojan of Fireworks

In 2011, a band from Detroit, Michigan released their second divine full-length pop punk opus Gospel, which I listened to religiously.  It was immediately apparent that these dudes had tons of heart, which Run For Cover Records and Triple Crown – two labels whose flawless ears and output have yielded me many favorites – thankfully picked up on and translated … Continue reading Interview: Chris Mojan of Fireworks

Interview: Ian Kaplan of Motel Beds

When I found out that Motel Beds, a quintet who are quickly becoming the pride of Dayton, Ohio, were playing the second annual Cyclops Fest in Yellow Springs, Ohio on September 15, I was stoked.  Not only have several of the members of the bands been longtime friends of mine, but the band’s recent Tango Boys and Sunfried Dreams records stand … Continue reading Interview: Ian Kaplan of Motel Beds

Jeremy Frederick (Lazy, Human Reunion) dies

For those who don’t know this, Ghettoblaster is currently calling its home base Dayton, Ohio.  And it is a sad day here.  A staple of the music community, and longtime friend to deceased Brainiac mastermind Timmy Taylor passed away today. Jeremy Frederick, who has long been a critical part of the Dayton music scene (Lazy, Cigarhead, Let’s Crash, Human Reunion), … Continue reading Jeremy Frederick (Lazy, Human Reunion) dies

Interview: Skylar Sarkis of Such Gold

Coming from a place like Rochester, New York, a part of the country with a legacy for birthing hardcore acts, it’s no surprise that young guns Such Gold latched on to a melodic hardcore sound that is played fast and drips with nostalgia.  But, while dizzying guitar lines, throat-searing vocals and heart-on-sleeve lyrics are the building blocks of a solid … Continue reading Interview: Skylar Sarkis of Such Gold