Category Archives: Interview

Songs of Life and Death – An Izzy Cox Tribute Album, Vol. 1 with Reminiscences

Izzy Cox was a French-Canadian import to Austin via L.A. She had already established herself in some of the more obscure genre scenes that include such uplifting monikers as murderbilly, voodoobilly and steampunk (probably due to her love of vintage … Continue reading

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Charlie Benante – Anthrax

One of my favorite moments in music occurs at the 2:30 mark of Indians. The breakdown, the cry of War Dance, the subsequent ten seconds of pure thrashing groove… those twenty or so seconds are the perfect, and one of … Continue reading

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Take me out to the Mohawk: A Conversation with Buzz Osborne of the Melvins

Don’t open with baseball. This was the note I wrote at the top of my interview prep sheet. The Melvins were touring in support of their 2018 release, “Pinkus Abortion Technician” and I had weaseled my way into an interview … Continue reading

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Hickoids …Wendy WWAD

WW: First off, I’d like to offer my heartfelt condolences to you for the loss of the inimitable Davy Jones. How have you been holding up? What made you decided to keep the Hickoids together? Smitty: Well, it’s been two … Continue reading

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Interview: James White talks 54 years at the Broken Spoke

James White opened the Broken Spoke in 1964 with only five cases of beer to sell. The same day he was released from the U.S. Army at the age of 25 – Mr. White decided to pursue the quest, his dream, … Continue reading

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Dale Watson sets the record straight

Rumors flew around Austin like a wildfire in high winds the last few weeks about Dale Watson leaving ATX for Memphis. And Watson is adamant to set the record straight after a recent interview gone askew. When I read his … Continue reading

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Zeke…Wendy WWAD

WW: So you guys are releasing Hellbender, your first full-length album in 13 years, on March 30th. What were you guys up to those years  and why did you keep us waiting so long? Were you still active musically? If … Continue reading

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East Side Dandies loves hot jazz

East Side Dandies is a collective of musicians based in Austin, Texas that love to bring back the beautiful nostalgia of 1920’s cracker-jack jazz, or what others like to call, hot jazz. Consisting of rotating musicians and their instruments, this … Continue reading

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Matt Young of King Parrot

The first time I was exposed to the force that is King Parrot was at the Housecore Horror Film Festival in 2014. I stood, slack jawed and in a state somewhere between confusion and excitement, as the five Australians laid … Continue reading

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Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust

Few bands pull off “throwback” metal as well as Toxic Holocaust. I don’t even know if throwback metal is an actual subgenre, but what else could you call a band who so perfectly captures the nuances of legends like Venom … Continue reading

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