When I read QOHELETH’s press release, I knew the California noise rockers would be dishing out some crucial Nerd Talk. “Built on the aesthetic that all questions should be asked and all answers should be questioned,” this band’s sophomore album Black Kite Broadcast certainly raises a lot of questions. They’ve created a post-apocalyptic radio show… Continue reading Nerd Talk with QOHELETH
New York City’s Couch Slut play a highly confrontational style of noise rock that has garnered them praise from both critics and fans. The band, which features vocalist Megan Osztrosits, drummer Theo Nobel, guitarist Kevin Wunderlich, and bassist Kevin Hall, released their sophomore album Contempt late last summer. The new album was another scabrous dose of invective,… Continue reading Couch Slut to Bring Their Transgressive Noise Rock To New Haven
For the past few years, I always think I’m finally going to become a stereotypical old man and declare, “There isn’t any good new music being made” — and every year I’m proven wrong by the tons of great new albums that come across my computer. Granted, these lists are subjective, so one person’s trash… Continue reading Tom’s Top 20-ish Of 2017
Everybody’s favorite bummed out noise rockers, Grizzlor, are having a release show for their excellent new album Destructoid on September 23 in New Haven at Three Sheets. Those who were wondering how the band would do on their first full length have to nothing to worry about, because they have shattered expectations. It’s easily one of the best records… Continue reading Grizzlor to Play Record Release Show, 9/23/2017
HAAN is a plugged-in four piece from New York City that plays hard hitting and sludgy noise rock, as evidenced by their debut EP, Sing Praises. The band, which features vocalist Chuck Berrett, guitarist Jordan Melkin, bassist Dave Maffei and drummer Chris Enriquez, lays down one hell of a racket which is definitely informed by… Continue reading HAAN to Sing Praises in Waterbury on February 18th
It boggles this writer’s mind that a band like Bardus isn’t more of a household name for those that hold Unsane and Helmet in such high regard. Since we interviewed drummer Kyle Pierce last year, the Philadelphia noise rockers have released a new album, Stella Porta, on French label Solar Flare, and have made a… Continue reading Bardus Opens Celestial Doors with Recent Album Stella Porta
Well, it’s been a while… So why not make my glorious return to this blog with a list of what I consider to be the best records of the year so far? I mean, everybody else is doing it, so why can’t we? I’m sure by this point, you know what to expect from one… Continue reading THE BEST OF 2016….. SO FAR!