A product of Midwest malaise, Cole Waterman spent the bulk of his formative years immersed in the works of Tom Waits, the Doors, the Replacements, John Lee Hooker, the Stooges, Captain Beefheart, Morphine, Alice in Chains, John Coltrane, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. Regrettably grown up, he pays the bills working as a crime reporter in the Michigan mitten.
Thursday, November 1 2012
Ten years into their career, the Indiana band (who is not, by the way, a metal band) reveals their Kickstarter secrets and why not every record is a concept album.
Sunday, October 28 2012
For aficionados of American history, music and etymology, the blues is the ideal confluence of all three fields. Devi's book is a roadmap for observing how their paths overlap.
Thursday, February 9 2012
Regardless how history comes to look Nick Cave's The Death of Bunny Munro, in the context of Cave’s career, it stands alone as the purest distillation of his artistry -- a poetic novel with Cave’s inimitable brand of the grotesque, absurd and often comic nature of humanity.
Sunday, February 2 2014
After the Disco rides that morning after wave, holding up a mirror to cast a dark reflection on the fun that's come and gone.
Thursday, January 30 2014
The Gaslight Anthem’s succinctly titled The B-Sides gives you nothing more, though maybe a little less, than what the title promises.
Tuesday, January 21 2014
Toledo duo Silent Lions perfect nocturnal, spookhouse groove with sophomore EP.
Wednesday, January 8 2014
Demons is equal parts sexy and campy, baroque and vaudevillian, grimy and nasty, theatrical and intimate.
Wednesday, December 4 2013
Hunters' paradigm of noise-punk layered with melodic hooks is a common enough model, but Hunters pursue some sideways diversions on the grime-ridden path.
Monday, March 10 2014
Synth-based quartet covers Kate Bush in first of a series of live videos.
Thursday, February 20 2014
Vampish vixen of Detroit and cohorts release music video from new EP.
Tuesday, January 28 2014
Brutal imagery captures relationship's collapse amid alternately serene and scratchy tune.
Thursday, January 9 2014
Indianapolis heathens perform in mouth to hell.
Tuesday, December 17 2013
Ohio chill-punk, spooky-soul duo Silent Lions release video for new single, "Stolen in the Heat of the Moment".