Defendin’ De Penguin (Wii)

Defendin’ De Penguin has been tagged as the first RTS (real time strategy) game specifically made for children. When Crave Entertainment put out that claim, I was a little skeptical. However, after a few hours playing Defendin’ De Penguin on the Nintendo Wii, I would have to say that the claim is incredibly accurate. Players assume the role of Little Blue, who has been tapped to go forth and protect Penguin Town from the dangerous and deadly creatures that spell doom for the city (and for the civilization). Continue reading “Defendin’ De Penguin (Wii)”

Peel – Die In June (CD)

The titular track for “Die In June” is a track that immediately creates a very detailed and dense instrumental arrangement that incorporates a number of distinct styles in the time before the vocals kick in. When the vocals do start up, individuals will hear a bit of dark rock that has hints of HIM and Stabbing Westward present. The driving guitars provide the perfect backdrop for the vocals to properly shine off of; Peel has that radio friendly sound that will ensure that each of the four cuts on “Die In June” will gain rotation on rock radio stations worldwide. Continue reading “Peel – Die In June (CD)”

Dead Heart Bloom – Oh Mercy (CD)

Dead Heart Bloom once again has rocked my fucking face off with their second EP of three to be released this year by KEI Records. Their first EP Fall In was an epic roller coaster ride of an EP giving us plenty of look into the talent and capabilities of Dead Heart Bloom. Continue reading “Dead Heart Bloom – Oh Mercy (CD)”

Merge preps Volcano Suns’ reissues for January release

Volcano Suns’ first two records on CD for the first time on January 27, 2009.

Volcano Suns were founded in Boston in 1983 by former Mission of Burma drummer Peter Prescott. In 1985, the band, with Jon Williams on guitar and Jeff Weigand on bass, released their debut album, The Bright Orange Years, and followed it up a year later with another classic, All Night Lotus Party. Both albums were originally released on Homestead Records
but have never been available on CD. Continue reading “Merge preps Volcano Suns’ reissues for January release”

The Bloody Irish Boys – Drunk Rock (DVD)

It has been a long time since we have had a chance to cover The Bloody Irish Boys. We had a chance to review and interview them when their CD “Drunk Rock” came out, and we just received the full retail version of their first DVD. Uniting a video component to the cuts of “Drunk Rock”, the first thing that viewers will be able to see with “Drunk Rock” is that Shayne and the rest of the act have crafted videos that really highlight specific phrases, instrumental arrangements, and pieces of the song which the video correspond. The video quality may not be that of an Image Entertainment or an Eagle Rock release, but is still very clear and crisp. Any weaknesses that may be present in the video side of things is more than made up for with the audio, which is crystal clear throughout all of the cuts on the disc. Continue reading “The Bloody Irish Boys – Drunk Rock (DVD)”

Senator Barack Obama $100 Million ObamaPrize.com Launched By GNET.COM

GNET.COM, powered by Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), is shaking up the Internet by launching a $100 Million Prize giveaway at http://www.ObamaPrize.com/. This special site is designed to reward Senator Barack Obama’s supporters with an instant 1 Million FREE entries towards the exciting Prize drawing. Continue reading “Senator Barack Obama $100 Million ObamaPrize.com Launched By GNET.COM”

Wonkavision #28

Wonkavision gets more and more fancy with each issue. This is easily on par with Seventeen or any of the top-shelf music magazines out on the market (Spin, Rolling Stone). Glossy and easy to read, the topics employed by the staff of writers is diverse to say the least (covering topics as wide as movies, politics, music, and even school). The strength of Wonkavision is its price compared to the number of ads that litter the zine. Two and sometimes even three feature pieces go by without any commercial introductions, and the ads mainly feature other up-and-coming bands (instead of old, sold out and broken down stalwarts of the scene). These ads allow Wonkavision to feature bands that are nowhere near the spotlight – bands like Break Away and Center Lane, who hopefully will get legions of followers from their paragraph of information in this issue. The featured piece of this issue is “Metal: An Introduction To Heavy”, which gives a little bit of background on the metal scene before launching itself into a discussion of the current labels pushing metal to the masses. The information contained in this article will be enough to get thirty or forty new bands under one’s belt, and some of these bands will no doubt benefit (much like those in the Pay Your Dues section) from the press in this issue. With only a minority focus on music, Wonkavision is really attempting to bring a new form of magazine to the shelves of Tower and the other mega-chains; this is counter-culture rolled up into 104 pages.

Rating: 6.5/10

Wonkavision #28 / $2.95 / :45 / 104M / http://www.wonkavisionmagazine.com / PO Box 63680, Philadelphia PA 19147 / Reviewed 25 August 2005

Opio – “Some Superfly Sh!t” Remix Feat. Del the Funky Homosapien and Guilty Simpson

The Song & Video:

Brand new remixed tune and video from Opio, with a little help from friends Del the Funky Homosapien, Guilty Simpson, producer The Architect, and the cast of the 1972 blaxploitation film Superfly. Enjoy!

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Chapin Sisters donate Smiths’ cover to Imagine There’s No Hunger benefit CD along with Lennon

Setting the foundation for the “Imagine There’s No Hunger” campaign, artist and musician Yoko Ono has graciously donated her late husband John Lennon’s inspirational song “Give Peace A Chance” to the SERVE3 compilation. The CD will also include rare, new or previously unreleased tracks from some of music’s most influential artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Joss Stone, Avril Lavigne, Starsailor, My Morning Jacket and more. SERVE3 will be available at Hard Rock locations around the world and on www.hardrock.com beginning November 4, 2008, with digital downloads available at iTunes.com. Continue reading “Chapin Sisters donate Smiths’ cover to Imagine There’s No Hunger benefit CD along with Lennon”