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A Fun Fun Fun Recap

Music festivals usually end up being something less than the sum of their parts.  Whether it be a hot summer day in a park or a week long event spread across multiple venues throughout a city, the anticipation and planning is usually a lot more fun than the reality — a reality that consists of short sets, less than ideal… Read more →

OFF! Marquis Theater 10.8.11

It took half an hour for Keith Morris and OFF! to blast through every song in their punk rock repertoire.  30 minutes provided the time needed for 17 songs, plenty of onstage banter and even a few breaks for the 56-year-old legend to catch his breath.  The seasoned vets gave it their all, so much so that when it came… Read more →

Doom to Drone to Diversity: A Profile of Los Angeles Extreme Experimental Label, Southern Lord Records

The words ‘southern lord‘, accompanied by an image of a horned creature with a hook and a pentagram, can’t help but dispatch the mind to the fiery netherworld of the fallen one; the scapegoat for all that is vile, revolting and just plain evil in this world, including the unholy sounds of heavy metal music. So you might be surprised to hear that the Los Angeles-based label, known for it’s focus on the ‘doom, stoner and drone’ sub genres of metal, was not named after Satan, The Devil, Shaitan or any other such figure, but instead after a certain ‘fruit, spice and whiskey flavored liqueur‘ invented by a bartender in New Orleans well over 100 years ago. Southern Lord was the name bestowed on a fledgling record label by it’s father, the Southern Comfort swillin’ guitarist for Thorr’s Hammer and Burning Witch, Greg Anderson, because he thought ‘it sounded cool‘. Read more →