Music Video

31 Days, Day 25: Berwanger’s Mario Paint Music Video “Horror Show” is Everything You’ve Ever Wanted and More

Josh Berwanger of the 90s synth powered indie rock outfit, The Anniversary, is releasing a new album on Halloween. The album, entitled The Star Invaders, is surely an interesting concept, as you can see by the kick ass video below that he made 100% with Mario Paint, like any good product of the the Nintendo…

And the Winner is… Oscar Animated Short Films

If you participate in Oscar pools, you know what a toss-up the Short Form categories can be. They aren’t widely seen, and aren’t a part of the larger cultural discussion in the way that the other nominated films are. There isn’t really a debate over, say, the depiction of the female characters in Pear Cider…

I am a Monster, That’s What You Told Me Baby: BREAKING A MONSTER’s Look Into the Early Stages of a Young Band

I remember being a kid and pretending to be a rock and roll star. Standing on that stage, flashing mad guitar skills, bedazzled audience members screaming like I’m John Lennon. That was the dream, right? As with most people with the dream, I realized pretty quickly that my skills were not up to par and,…

New Music Monday: Steve and Dan

Last week, alternative Christian music godfather Steve Taylor released his kickstarted and highly anticipated collaboration with wacky, talented, and one-of-a-kind Daniel Smith of Danielson via the best alternative music blog on the web, Alex Young’s Consequence of Sound. Chances are if you aren’t a diehard of Danielson or Taylor, this is news to you. Lucky…

Hope Springs Eternal

The following review was written for thepaintedman.com a few years back when the album was pretty new. The album is still good and I’ll bet it’s new to many of youn, so check it out. After three years away from the studio Brett Ryan Stewart delivers Tilt, an often uplifting, sometimes sad, but always honest…

Follow Friday

E-Slizzle is on a social media vacay, so I’m handling our weekly Follow Friday post for the next few weeks. YouTube: My favorite track from one of my top 10 albums of 2013, Yes, CookBook’s collaboration with producer Blu, the second in his CBEP series. Twitter: I’m a big Eagles fan, thus I am a…