Had Brian Cook only been the bassist for the wildly influential but short-lived hardcore outfit Botch (only two full length studio albums in 98 and 99), his status in the scene of heavy music would have been cemented long ago. But since then he’s been a part of other outstanding acts such as These Arms Are […]
Late last year on the podcast, I made the production choice to use WHAM!’s “Last Christmas”, being in the in the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, it seems that even loose association with us caused George Michael to succumb to an illness he kept private only four days later, on Christmas Day. And so Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, in […]
You can change your name, you can change religions, you can disavow your past and give up on what made you famous. But you can’t change your DNA, and you’ll eventually come back to doing what you do best.
As frontman for two of the more beloved (if under appreciated) Chicago based emo-ish bands of the late 90s and early aughts in Braid and Hey Mercedes, the ginger bearded Bob Nanna has flown consistently under the radar as one of he genre’s more prolific and inventive song writers. While Braid’s hallmark was (and still […]