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Witch Mountain / Castle / Serpent Crown – November 16, 2012 – Thee Parkside, San Francisco, CA

From fans to performers, metal has been primarily a masculine genre with little space for women to assert themselves or be taken seriously. Although I confess I took acts such as Lita Ford, Madame X, and Vixen seriously as a teenager in the 80s, but not necessarily due to their prowess as musicians. My friends … Continue reading

Phil’s Radio Appearance on CJAM’s 99.1 ‘The Next Level’

Phil was on Windsor / Detroit’s radio station CJAM 99.1 FM and their show “The Next Level” with Ankur Kumar. Not only did Kumar play some pretty sweet tunes including one of Phil’s remixes and a few new Dtones jams, but the two chatted it up concerning all things music and Pea soup. Titillating stuff my friends, and when say Titillating I mean it!! … Continue reading

Isis – Temporal

Isis Temporal I feel compelled to write this review because I really enjoy Isis and I miss them dearly. However, I don’t really feel comfortable reviewing an anthology / rarities collection, because these jams are tracks that Isis didn’t necessarily find suitable to release on any of their “official releases”. What is included on Temporal are a bunch of previously unreleased demos and b-sides that … Continue reading

Top 10 Summertime Albums for 2012 (that probably won’t save rock)

I know it’s a tired medium, but I love writing these “best of” lists because they force me to intensively focus on some of the music I have admired over the stretch of a few months.I listened to a boatload of awesome tunes this past summer that grabbed my attention, but most of my music … Continue reading

Adopt This Album! – The Incendiary Mad Men (Bear Vs. Shark: Terrorhawk)

Adopt This Album! Bear Vs. Shark – Terrorhawk (Equal Vision – 2005) So it happened again… It was the same as before. The same as it always is.  A dream.  Or as a I am beginning to see it, a vision. I have now experienced the same dream more times than I can count on both … Continue reading

Record Review: Deftones – Koi No Yokan

Deftones Koi No Yokan A few years ago I remember stumbling across this review that said Deftones were, and I quote, the “Radiohead of metal”. What the fuck is that supposed to even mean? How can anything be the Radiohead of anything? Music journalism sucks. But, I suppose if you HAD to extract some sort … Continue reading

Record Review: Soundgarden – King Animal

Soundgarden King Animal I was just as excited as a fat kid getting cake to hear the new Soundgarden Album King Animal, their first album in over 15 years.  I think Chris Cornell (next to Dave Grohl and Perry Farrell) is among the most talented frontmen to come out of the past 2 decades who … Continue reading

90’s Rock Full Circle

Having a great love for music and keeping up with all the new music  genres out there today are two different things.  I try to keep myself as much in the know as humanly possible, I’m content if I am at least aware of the scene.  And as you get older it’s not as easy.  … Continue reading

Record Review: Neurosis – Honor Found in Decay

Neurosis Honor Found In Decay  Ever heard of Isis? How about this tiny band called Mastodon? Pelican? Earth? Converge??? I know you have, because in their own rights, these bands are massive (or at least were massive..RIP Isis, reunion tour soon? Sound good?). As influential and important as they are, however, none of them would … Continue reading

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