Show Preview: VALIENT THORR, 7/10/16 at Cafe Nine in New Haven

For about 15 years, this rag tag band of Venusians-by-way-of-North-Carolina have been laying waste to stages worldwide with their high octane brand of punk n roll, which comes off like the MC5 jamming with Thin Lizzy. In fact, lead singer Valient Himself has been named as one of the top modern metal frontmen in another… Continue reading Show Preview: VALIENT THORR, 7/10/16 at Cafe Nine in New Haven

Interview with Jessica Lee Wilkes

Jessica Lee Wilkes plays attitude-laden rock n roll, drawing on the classic sounds of the 50s but with a modern twist and a whole lot of fire. On her debut EP, Lone Wolf, the current Dirt Dauber (and wife of Legendary Shack Shakers/Dirt Daubers front man J.D. Wilkes) delivers a master class in the art… Continue reading Interview with Jessica Lee Wilkes

Bardus: Something Heavy in the Water

Hailing from Philadelphia, Bardus, which features guitarist/vocalist Justin Tuck, drummer Kyle Pierce and bassist Ari Rosenberg, play hard hitting noise rock that is informed by their environment. They live in a tough, loud city and their music is a reflection of that reality, which can be heard on their debut full length, Solus, self-released by… Continue reading Bardus: Something Heavy in the Water

Dirt Daubers Interview

The Dirt Daubers -- from left, Rod Hamdallah, J.D. Wilkes, Jessica Wilkes, and Preston Corn. (Photo by Joshua Black Wilkins, courtesy of Plowboy Records.)

A few years back, I interviewed Dirt Daubers frontman JD Wilkes, when his other band The Legendary Shack Shakers was playing a show at the late, lamented Daniel Street in Milford. When I called and we first started talking, he thought I was doing interview about the Dirt Daubers and not the Shack Shakers. So… Continue reading Dirt Daubers Interview