NeuFutur Magazine Introduces Bag of Toys

San Francisco’s acoustic surf rock group Bag of Toys released their highly anticipated sophomore album “Afternooner” internationally on July 1, 2008. Produced by Bag of Toys and Andy Zenczak, the full-length album was recorded at Gadgetbox Studios in Santa Cruz and mastered by John Cuniberti (Dave Matthews, The Grateful Dead, Aerosmith). Afternooner features 13 infectious tracks musically ranging everywhere from acoustic reggae to surf rock. Continue reading “NeuFutur Magazine Introduces Bag of Toys”

Ex-Cypress Hill Rapper To Release “Diary of A Mad Dog” 9/30

Sen Dog (aka Senen Reyes), the notorious co-frontman of hip-hop legends Cypress Hill, has released his hot new track “Capo” from his forthcoming solo album Diary of a Mad Dog online at www.myspace.com/sendog The album will hit the streets on September 30, 2008 through Suburban Noize Records and marks the first solo album from one of hip-hop’s most influential artists. Continue reading “Ex-Cypress Hill Rapper To Release “Diary of A Mad Dog” 9/30″

AVERSE SEFIRA TO TOUR EUROPE WITH GORGOROTH

Averse Sefira will embark on their most extensive tour of Europe this fall alongside Gorgoroth and Hate.  Kicking off at John Dee’s in Oslo (home to the annual Inferno Fest) on October 16, the tour will make 32 stops before ending in Birmingham, England on November 29.  It will be the band’s first opportunity in many cities to meet fans they have accumulated since their inception in 1996.  “We are very pleased to join Gorgoroth in their crusade of terror and infamy,” said the band in a recent statement regarding the confirmation of the tour.  “This will be our largest incursion on the European continent and it is a great opportunity to bring chaos and perdition to so many regions.” Continue reading “AVERSE SEFIRA TO TOUR EUROPE WITH GORGOROTH”

These Arms Are Snakes Announce Album Title, Cover Art, and Tracklist For New Album, Tail Swallower & Dove, out October 7th on Suicide Squeeze!

These Arms Are Snakes. A natural force, that thunders with constant contradiction and challenge. Self-described as, “Four men with a chronic black cloud overhead; bitter, bummed out, and bored,” they couple dark pessimism with an elemental energy that does not end. Continue reading “These Arms Are Snakes Announce Album Title, Cover Art, and Tracklist For New Album, Tail Swallower & Dove, out October 7th on Suicide Squeeze!”

The Upsidedown: Human Destination Tour With Dandy Warhols

The Upsidedown have already managed to amass quite a reputation in
their native Portland, thanks much in part to their dynamic live show,
which takes full advantage of their six-person strong line-up. It’s
engaging and thick with layers of instrumentation, and now, with
the help of The Dandy Warhols and their newly-minted Beat The World
Records, the band is taking its appeal to the rest of the country. Continue reading “The Upsidedown: Human Destination Tour With Dandy Warhols”

Witchcraft Tour On American Soil In Support of Album

Celebrated Swedish rock band WITCHCRAFT has announced a string of U.S. headlining tour dates in support of its critically acclaimed album, The Alchemist. WITCHCRAFT will kick off its upcoming U.S. live dates with an August 1 performance in Detroit, MI. Continue reading “Witchcraft Tour On American Soil In Support of Album”

Fiasco- Brooklyn’s own release Native Canadians on Impose Records, August tour starts Saturday at the Bodega, Dates with Deerhunter, Montonix and the Apes

After selling out two pressings of their full length debut, God Loves Fiasco, on their own imprint Beautiful Records, Brooklyn power trio and DIY faves Fiasco release their rapid-fire gem Native Canadians on Impose Records Continue reading “Fiasco- Brooklyn’s own release Native Canadians on Impose Records, August tour starts Saturday at the Bodega, Dates with Deerhunter, Montonix and the Apes”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Set To Release 3rd Album

COOKING IN THE KITCHEN

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been hopscotching down the road less traveled- from a barn in the Northeast to a ranch in the Southwest on our journey for the next sound. Why go RURAL? We’re not yet sure ourselves, but one thing the city don’t have that the country got is SPACE and there has been plenty of spacing out in the studio as of late. Continue reading “Yeah Yeah Yeahs Set To Release 3rd Album”

66 Thousand Miles Per Hour #1

66 Thousand Miles Per Hour #1 / :14 / 32M / $3.50 / PO Box 974, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 / http://www.66thousandmilesperhour.com / 

While there have been a few goings-on in this issue, the fact is that Michael’s story-telling uses a lot of pages to sum up what should take only a page or so. This really makes me think that 66TMPH should be a cartoon instead of a comic. There are just too many “filler” panels that would make sense if the comic was in fact a cartoon, but really coddle the reader. This is infuriating, as the story goes at a snail’s pace, only leading to something concrete when Evie follows eir statue. The teenage angst thing still makes the character a Daria clone, and the amount of subplots that are coinciding with this issue really detract from the story arc (Especially the gay love affair concerning the mayor, which seems to be only played off for cheap laughs in this issue). Most likely a budgetary constraint, Michael’s style just begs for more color, even if that meant more detail on the bodies themselves. The style is cartoonish, the lack of facial shading during the majority of the comic all the more so. The comic just is starting out, so perhaps an interested party should find a copy and thumb through it before making the final decision. There are some questions I would like answered, but I just cannot fathom spending $ 3 on something I am just not completely behind, especially since the action is so slowly paced. Let the brand get a few issues under its belt, and perhaps the value of the zine in relation to the price will as well.

Rating: 4.0/10