True Brit: The Demise of the Brit Awards

America-centric thinking is far too easy a habit for us stateside music fans to adopt, but the influence of our brothers across the Atlantic in the great United Kingdom should not be overlooked. Join us as we dig into the best that Britain has to offer. I didn’t even bother to watch The Brits last night. If you read my … Continue reading True Brit: The Demise of the Brit Awards

Video Power: Eluvium – The Motion Makes Me Last

Artist: Eluvium Song: “The Motion Makes Me Last” (from the album Similes) Eluvium is known for his signature ambient drones and soundtrack-esque climactic instrumentals. Similes is his first foray into using vocals and percussion in his music and, if you ask me, it’s working for him. Paired up with a crisp, single-shot, panning landscape of his hometown of Portland, Oregon, … Continue reading Video Power: Eluvium – The Motion Makes Me Last

True Brit: Who Cares About The NME Awards?

America-centric thinking is far too easy a habit for us stateside music fans to adopt, but the influence of our brothers across the Atlantic in the great United Kingdom should not be overlooked. Join us as we dig into the best that Britain has to offer. Does anyone really care who wins at this month’s NME Awards bash in London? … Continue reading True Brit: Who Cares About The NME Awards?

Gray Area: Vol. 6, Santa’s Magic Janitor Edition

Let’s get down to brass tacks. There’s really only one television show that has it all: The Venture Brothers. Never before has one show lampooned a concept so hard that they’ve developed their own world that’s just as richly detailed as the concept that they’re lampooning. That doesn’t make much sense. Let’s try and sort that out. The show revolves … Continue reading Gray Area: Vol. 6, Santa’s Magic Janitor Edition

Amen to Zombie: February 5th, 2010

In a world where experimental electronic music exponentially splinters into a multitude of rogue genres that slowly shuffle the globe from demilitarized dance floors to sleeper cell bedroom studios and back, a team of disparate scientists tracks this solanum-like pandemic while desperately trying to interpret cryptic field recordings of Samhain’s past, not one day at a time, but from Amen to … Continue reading Amen to Zombie: February 5th, 2010

Gray Area: Vol. 5, Konghed and Milked

Gray Area: the place where Black Metal and White Light/White Heat come together. When I first conceived this column, I didn’t have Venom or the Velvet Underground in mind. But both bands sort of staked out new territory that their peers weren’t quite sonically keen to, and ultimately, the new Gray Area is the space between metal and hardcore that … Continue reading Gray Area: Vol. 5, Konghed and Milked

True Brit: Manchester Raves On (Again)

America-centric thinking is far too easy a habit for us stateside music fans to adopt, but the influence of our brothers across the Atlantic in the great United Kingdom should not be overlooked. Join us as we dig into the best that Britain has to offer. “Oh Manchester, so much to answer for,” sang Morrissey on The Smiths’ era-defining debut … Continue reading True Brit: Manchester Raves On (Again)

Stomping Grounds: Roman Kuebler of The Oranges Band (Baltimore)

It’s time for another edition of Stomping Grounds, where we talk to artists about their hometown and why they’re proud to be there. Or not so proud. Who knows. This edition of Stomping Grounds features Roman Kuebler, singer and guitarist for indie rockers The Oranges Band and former bass player for Spoon, telling us what’s so great for stuffing in … Continue reading Stomping Grounds: Roman Kuebler of The Oranges Band (Baltimore)

Score! Dirty Three and Mogwai

Our investigative reporters are constantly on location looking for the best deals on used music. Read on to find out what we scored at a recent record shop outing and how cheap we got our goods. Buyer: David Obenour, Ghettoblaster’s print mag managing editor The Score: Dirty Three – Whatever You Love, You Are Mogwai – The Hawk is Howling … Continue reading Score! Dirty Three and Mogwai