That We Smiled in the Dark

So I asked, foolishly, what was ahead I needed to steady the wheel. There’s a storm a brewin’, you see Insurmountable crests that are meant for man nor beast Times when the least left to offer will be the most I have to give Broke down A spanked vision will speak wonders Beautiful attempts pre-failure…

Jimmy G’s Jazz Rap Odyssey

James Gardin, formerly known as PHILTHY of the BLAT! Pack, just dropped a free album on Noisetrade that blends jazz, R&B, and hip hop in a most soulful way. I’m having a hard time putting into words exactly what this album makes me feel. For the past few weeks, it has become an album that…

Wetting Your (Proverbial) Whistles

So, I mentioned this whole DOWNLOADS section thing a few times lately… It’s a’comin’… and it will feature free downloads from a bunch of artists, with the Mega Ran “Losses” remixes and tracks by Christ Addams to start. Want a little taste? Here’s a free download of a Christ Addams remix of the late great…

Chatting with Christ

Christ Addams’ entire library of tunes will be available in the forthcoming DOWNLOADS section on this website, so stay tuned! For now, without further ado… So, Christ Addams, you are currently on a music hiatus. What brought that on and when will you be back? Honestly, I got sick and tired of the “hip hop”…

The Koo is in the Hizzy

This wonderful song is the first single from Koo Koo Kanga Roo‘s brand spankin’ new album (officially out tomorrow, though it’s been available on their tour dates with The Aquabats!) Whoopty Whoop. As you can probably tell from the video, the Minneapolis duo is all about having fun… so much fun, in fact, that they…

Tunes to Shuffle to

Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room’s “Hurricane Season” Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band’s “One of My Kind” The Weakerthans’ “Left & Leaving” Blonde Redhead’s “Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons” The Get Up Kids’ “Four Minute Mile” Circle Jerks’ “Wild in the Streets” Pig Destroyer’s “Piss Angel” Goldfinger’s first 5 songs of their S/T…

John is the Encino Man

From the first note of the album, it had me. I knew Encino Man would prove to keep PJ in my pantheon. But, I must first say that with each release it becomes harder to call him a hip hop artist. If nothing else, I think the term remains appropriate due to his roots and…