Walter Schreifels is a very rare beast: A New York hardcore legend who was around for the music’s legendarily thugged-out CBGB-matinee early days but who’s stayed musically relevant since then. Schreifels was a crucial part of the legendary Gorilla Biscuits, and since then, he’s led bands like Quicksand and Rival Schools, only bolstering his legend. [...]
Kid Ink’s 2014 album, My Own Lane, positioned him as one of the most faceless, least distinguishable rappers in the game. Chris Brown hooks and DJ Mustard beats carried his hits “Show Me” and “Main Chick” to the point that I honestly can’t even remember what his voice even sounded like or anything he rapped, [...]
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Non-domestic black metal has a tendency toward the theatrical — Mayhem and Watain are currently co-headlining a US tour providing ample evidence of just that — but few if any black metal acts commit quite as fully (or as weirdly) as English black metal septet (!) A Forest Of Stars. The band presents itself as [...]
Jack Ladder is an Australian bandleader with a big, decadent, surly voice that invites inevitable comparisons to his countryman Nick Cave, and he’s also got a backing band called the Dreamlanders that counts Kirin J Callahan among its number. He’s already teamed up with Sharon Van Etten on “Come On Back This Way,” a song [...]