The Deconstruction of Mayhem Jul04

The Deconstruction o...

It’s kind of this upside down feeling being lost in the mayhem. Trying to understand the world, our place in it, and wondering if music still has the power to change the world – the way that I once believed it could. Sitting down with artists this year feels a little superficial. Not...

Gods, Monsters, and Conspiracy Theorists Jun27

Gods, Monsters, and ...

Steven Machat has lived the life of a rock star and the odds are that you’ve probably never heard of him. In his tell all book, “Gods, Gangsters and Honour,” Steven dishes all the dirt you could ever want to know about the music industry and while he’s at it he also names every...

Raining Cats and Dogma Feb25

Raining Cats and Dog...

When Derek Webb Tweeted, “wait, was i just nominated for a dove award? where did i go wrong??” it was just the latest in a string of issues that the former member of Caedmon’s Call turned solo artist has directed towards the Christian music industry. He later clarified with the statement...

Life as a Mexican Feb20

Life as a Mexican

There’s an old saying. If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all. A couple of days after Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks lost their first game in the Lin era there was the line “Chink in the Armor” posted on the ESPN mobile site. Was it an intentionally...

Remembering The Lost Boys (And Other Vampire Films) Oct28

Remembering The Lost...

In honor of the weekend festivities, costume parties and jaunts through neighborhoods with your children – there are some movies we should revisit from films past that were just plain good flicks for this occasion.   So it seemed only appropriate for all you horror aficionados out there to...

Halloween Hootenanny – Live At The Family Arena Oct18

Halloween Hootenanny – Live At The Family Ar...

The Gruesome Twosome and their Halloween Hootenanny show come to St. Charles, Missouri in horrific fashion. It’s definitely a scary costume clad crowd.  You feel as though you’re sitting in the end zone at an Oakland Raider game or on Bourbon St. for Halloween.  It was an unusually warm autumn night at the Family Arena but there was nothing “family” about this concert.   The Murderdolls, Alice Cooper, and Rob “Mother Fucking” Zombie brought their freak show to the Midwest so that all of us evil rock fans could enjoy a night of mayhem.  If you’re asking what’s up with the MF in Rob Zombie’s name, then you’ve obviously...