Scene Spotlight: The Dungeons and Dragons Old-School R(something), or: D&D goes Punk Rock

In 1974, a pair of historical wargaming enthusiasts from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin published what they termed “rules for Fantastic medieval wargames campaigns, playable with pencil, paper, and miniature figures.” Their initial print run was a thousand copies. They expected this … Continue reading Scene Spotlight: The Dungeons and Dragons Old-School R(something), or: D&D goes Punk Rock

Artist Spotlight: Monster Magnet – It’s a Satanic Drug Thing, You Wouldn’t Understand

“DO DRUGS!” anonymous 6’4” 300 lb biker at Monster Magnet concert, circa 1999 Emerging from New Jersey’s….what the hell is in NJ anyway…swamps? Pine barrens? Landfills?….um, landscape in the late 80s, Monster Magnet became one of what Jim DeRogatis calls … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Monster Magnet – It’s a Satanic Drug Thing, You Wouldn’t Understand

Artist Spotlight: Amon Tobin – Orphan Black, Splinter Cell, and Brazilian Jazz

I’m starting this Spotlight with the best tracks first. If you listen to nothing else today, listen to these two songs. http://www.dailymotion.com/… Those are the first and second tracks off of Supermodified, Amon Tobin’s fourth major studio LP, which came out … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Amon Tobin – Orphan Black, Splinter Cell, and Brazilian Jazz

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