To be legal, or medieval? That is the suggestion.

I had a friend ask me the other day if it was legal to provide my readers a link to “bootlegs” and sites that give away complete albums on their servers.  I asked my friend if she thought it was illegal for a journalist to write about or show footage of war?  Well, I don’t…

At Dusk

It’s hard to come across music these days that does not follow some sort of musical standard.  You’ve got the many denominations of punk, pop, rock, metal, but do we have enough non-conformist genres?  Why do bands tend to follow a specific route?  Is it for marketing purposes (so your local record shop knows where…

eL Archer: 4F/EP

In recognition of the fine folks out there who have checked out this site on many occassions and have e-mailed me comments, I give you the first ever 4F/ EP. The songs are by  el Archer,  which also happens to be the editor of this blog.  The songs were recorded in the past year.  eL…

Secretly Canadian

Just came across a label called Secretly Canadian that’s putting out a wide variety of new and old names with a common sound and theme.  Tomorrow night a group from the label called the The Impossible Shapes will grace the stage at the Hush Hush Lounge in San Francisco.  This band is out of Indiana…

Veterans Day: The Things They Wrote

Something really worth watching tonight on HBO at 9PM: Last Letters Home Also check out some of the letters published in the New York Times:Passages from letters sent this year by men and women, now dead, to their families in the United States. [The New York Times > Most E-mailed Articles]more…

Bill

From the depths of a town once slated to be the next Seattle (is that the most antiquated cliche I could possibly use?) where great bands like Rocket From the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, Three Mile Pilot, Pitchfork and tons of other 90’s phenoms erupted, comes a new rock sound called Bill that at times…