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New Attractions - "Hole In My Heart"

New Attractions – “Hole In My Heart”

New Attractions – “Hole In My Heart” By Jay Armstrong   It is no secret that my love for The Rich Hands goes deep. Not a week passes without throwing on one of their records, especially Take Care, so hearing the New Attractions first release “Hole In My Heart” obviously hit with a blind force...
New Crush: Fanclub

New Crush: Fanclub

New Crush: Fan Club by Jay Armstrong After all these years hanging in the back refusing to acknowledge beyond waning disinterest the failed synth attempts to sell pop for popularity one could easily grow weary and suspect of all things falling in that direction.  Never though will that be the case, I sit candle lit...
Bustin' Loose - Trouble Boys Video Premiere and Tour Kickoff

Bustin’ Loose – Trouble Boys Video Premiere and Tour Kickoff

Trouble Boys – Bustin’ Loose By Jay Armstrong Video Premiere and Tour Dates   Last month when we said “Trouble Boys make the best goddamn rock and roll Austin has felt this side of The Skunks,” you can believe we meant it. As they head out on tour this week here is your chance to...
Trouble Boys: Bigger Than The Both Of Us

Trouble Boys: Bigger Than The Both Of Us

Trouble Boys Bigger Than the Both of Us By Jay Armstrong In my own living room, as I’m hitting stride on some puffed chest ego stroking story about kicking dust with Cheetah Chrome and Bobby Liebling on some otherwise forgettable night of recent past, a friend interrupts asking “who are they? Should I know them?”...
Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County

Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County

Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County by Jay Armstrong I am in love with Haze County. These first songs are a selfish organic release of compounded layered expression yet speak to the ALL our individual spirits gravitate towards. Haze County breathes through frantic frenzied technique blurred beneath a rare sensitivity towards the bigger cohesive whole....
Crypt Trip Get Back To Their Roots

Crypt Trip Get Back To Their Roots

Crypt Trip Get Back To Their Roots By: Jay Armstrong   Sure I’ve written warmly about them before, sure seeing them on a bill raises the quality standard of an excuse I need to stay under a blanket reading for the night, yet there has always been an underlying intangible which kept me from fully...
SASS

SASS

SASS By Jay Armstrong   In a world of sham and plastic, where the view of the future optimistic finds itself walled by new condos and business park skyscrapers, knowing we can’t go back, what we have now and what we choose to do with it is detrimental. The importance lies in counting our allies,...
Friday the 13th: Nostalgia, Films, and a Celebration of Fictional Occult Terror

Friday the 13th: Nostalgia, Films, and a Celebration of Fictional Occult Terror

Nostalgia, Films, and a Celebration of Fictional Occult Terror By Jay Armstrong     Take some advice from a dude sitting in his boxers eating three day old cold pizza; find something you geek about and celebrate it. Ask those around you to celebrate it with you. Make it a THING. Maybe you are a...
IT: A Film Above the Criticism

IT: A Film Above the Criticism

IT A Film Above the Criticism By Jay Armstrong As nostalgic exploitation and cultural appropriation choke the soul out of the last vestiges of creativity, we look back on the golden age of cult fanaticism through the lens of IT, our cold shallow like/not-like hearts boldly warmed to life once more through what we are...
Rock N Roll, Politics, & Seattle: An Interview with Dopers

Rock N Roll, Politics, & Seattle: An Interview with Dopers

Rock N Roll, Politics, & Seattle: An Interview with Dopers By Jay Armstrong There are times when sitting down to write about a band feels impossibly hollow, working more to void the attraction of the songs they create. Qualifiers and labels by nature are divisive, this becomes less an issue once we have held hands...
Fast and Loose: The Rich Hands Becoming Gods

Fast and Loose: The Rich Hands Becoming Gods

Fast and Loose The Rich Hands Becoming Gods By Jay Armstrong   Rock n Roll will never die, anyone who tells you it has or soon will is simply growing older, putting on the lame armor of burning out adulthood while slinking off to be forgotten in their anonymous lives, or they are the kind...
Betrayers: 12 Songs To Haunt You

Betrayers: 12 Songs To Haunt You

BETRAYERS 12 Songs To Haunt You Review By Jay Armstrong Three years….three years, what a lifetime lays between then and now in this live fast die young freewheelin’ time we lucky few have found ourselves tried and shaped by. Three years since the last proper Betrayers release and before the album even takes shape we...

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