Cover image for N3VOA 'Wasted Memories'.

CD Review: N3VOA – Wasted Memories

N3VOA is the work of Diego Bittencourt, an EBM/ Synth Pop artist from New York City. After a childhood spent in São Paoul, Brazil, Diego moved to the United States at age 12. He became interested in music, initially drumming for death metal act DEATHRUNE. But his interests over time veered toward electronic music, with…

Rane Stone, singer for Jar Of Flies (the ultimate AIC experience).

Jar Of Flies (Alice In Chains tribute) live in Lynnwood, WA

On July 11 Jar Of Flies (the ultimate AIC experience), a Seattle-based Alice In Chains tribute, performed at Sound Check Bar & Grill in Lynnwood, WA. Also performing that evening were Outshined (Tribute To Soundgarden & Temple Of The Dog) and Scarecrow Messiah. Jar Of Flies is actually a “sister band” of sorts with Outshined, as the bands share the same…

Layne Staley Last 3 Recorded Songs Before His Death

The final recorded output of Layne Staley of Alice In Chains For me personally, Alice In Chains has always been my favorite among the various grunge bands. Yet there are some holes in my Alice In Chains knowledge, which I realized during a recent tribute show of Jar Of Flies (the ultimate AIC experience) that I attended. Yesterday I…

Louis Armstrong statue at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

Louis Armstrong statue at New Orleans Airport

When flying into New Orleans International Airport it’s the Louis Armstrong statue that offer the best indicator that you have arrived in one of the most unique cultural destinations in the United States. The statue is located in Concourse C (where most domestic flights arrive), near the Customer Relations desk. The statue was designed and erected by Blaine…

The entrance to the Sub Pop Airport Store, located in Sea-Tac Airport.

New Sub Pop Airport Store open for business

In an unlikely development, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is now home to a Sub Pop Records “brick and mortar” retail store. The Sub Pop Airport Store opened on May 1 and can be found within Concourse C, past the security checks, which means you won’t be able to see the store in person unless you are arriving or departing from…

Cover artwork for Soundgarden’s ‘Screaming Life/Fopp’ reissue

Soundgarden – ‘Screaming Life/Fopp’ reissue

On Nov. 26 Subpop reissued the Soundgarden collection Screaming Life/Fopp, comprised of the EPs Screaming Life (1987) and Fopp (1988). The collection had gone out of print in recent years, and Soundgarden felt it was time to make it available again, this time with a fresh remaster and the addition of the bonus track “Sub Pop Rock City” from the Sub Pop 200 compilation. The…

Cover artwork for Sons Of Perdition 'Trinity'

Sons of Perdition – Trinity (Review)

Without a dime or a bite of food, desperation turned to panic,  so when a hunter found my den, he found a beast that had gone manic.  I brained him with my rifle butt, then took my knife and slit.  I dressed his body where it lay, then roasted it upon a spit. –“Profane The…

Album cover for amGod 'Dreamcatcher'.

amGod ‘Dreamcatcher’ Box Review

[This article was written at the end of 2010, seven years ago. So much has changed since I wrote this. For one, this was one of my earliest long-form album album reviews and probably my first in the EBM genre. I would write it very differently today. But I cherish this snapshot in time, and…