Cassette tapes are one of those things. I don’t know if people who didn’t live decades of their life with cassette tapes as part of them can really gather what they mean to people over 40. I don’t even know an equivalent for those in their 20s now. They were physical media that you could […]
The gang from Riverdale records an album with Blondie. Hijinx ensue!
Hideo Kojima’s masterpiece of ridiculous and grounded thematic storytelling, Metal Gear Solid, has taken its place in the video game pantheon but its music will live on this Fall. The official METAL GEAR orchestral concert series will premiere for the first time outside of Japan in 2018. Begining in Los Angeles on October 10 and ending […]
Fans of the Marvel movies might remember this 2016 video from the video essay channel, Every Frame a Painting, where Marvel’s cinematic score was lambasted as bland and forgettable. No more, however. It seems the powers that be– or at least Black Panther director Ryan Coogler– have taken the criticisms to heart. Today, Kendrick Lamar, executive producer […]
You can easily recognize me at anything that ends in con, experience, or even mania by my black zip-up hooded sweater with an unmistakable subculture caricature on the back of it, the Milo. A crude drawing of a man who embodies be yourself at ALL costs, even if it means not fitting in with the […]
Nothing gives you the inspiration for that finishing touch on your Halloween costume like the right music. For many years our music of choice has been Soma FM’s “Doomed” station, which has a special mix of dark, industrial, goth and metal that never fails to send a shiver down our spine. If you don’t believe […]
2015 saw the debut of a new music festival for the punk rock loving crowd. Featuring headliners such as the Descendents and NOFX, It’s Not Dead was one of the best single days of music one could experience. It may have taken a little bit of time but the festival will be having its sophomore […]
James Kochalka has delivered his annual Christmas ditty and it includes snowflakes and a cat. So that’s all good. Kochalka, the first Poet Laureate of Vermont, has a busy career as both a cartoonist and musician, with such comics as JOhnny Book, Glorkian Warrior and Superf*ckers in various stages. Heidi MacDonaldHeidi MacDonald is […]
Why is it that no Marvel music ever worms its way into your brain?
As biographical graphic novels go, you’ve never read anything like The Incantations Of Daniel Johnston, a poetic, frenetic dive through the mind of the singer/songwriter, using it as a filter through which the larger strokes of his life are presented. What results is unstable, sympathetic, confused, and damned. For those who don’t know, Johnson long […]