So I just stumbled upon this article written by Every Time I Die frontman Keith Buckley. It’s basically a big rant about the sad state of our sub-culture, where people with no talent can get together and call themselves a ‘band’, get a bunch of 14 year-old scene kids to be their fan base, get on warped tour and get rich because of their ‘music’. He even calls out a few bands by name, which I found enjoyable. I’m not really even a fan of Every Time I Die, but this is a great article and Keith makes some very good points. Check it out, unless you’re in love with Attack Attack! or some other similiar ‘band’.
In case some of you guys out there didn’t know, when I’m not busy with stuff over here, I also write from time to time for our bros at The Number Of The Blog. It appears that this weekend though, I’m all up in that shit. Here’s what went down:
On Friday, I joined EvilivE and DemiGodRaven again on The Number Of The Blogcast. We were short on news and it was just the three of us (with Spna15 in the chat), so the podcast ended up being the shortest so far, at just under an hour. Here was the playlist:
- Black Sabbath: Neon Knights
- Kiuas: Kiuassault
- Misery Index: You Lose
- Devin Townsend: (shhhh; it’s a surprise)
- Cyclamen: It’s There
Listen here: The Number Of The Blogcast (Episode 6)
I also filled in for Grover on Shitty Music Saturday. I listened to Breathe Carolina, and it wasn’t pretty.
I recently took over the Sumeriancore Sunday columns after ECDEU left. Last week, for the inaugural re-birth, I defined my idea of Sumeriancore and featured Painted In Exile. This weekend, I elaborated on my mission and featured I, Your Liege. So if you’re into bands like Veil of Maya, Born of Osiris, The Faceless, and Between The Buried And Me, there’s your place to be for new music.
So that’s what I’ve been up to this weekend. Go check some of that shit out! Thanks to the guys at The Number Of The Blog for being rad dudes and having me!
If you are somehow unaware, each week, The Number Of The Blog‘s GroverXIII listens to some of the worst music out there, and writes his thoughts on it in a series called Shitty Music Saturday. Here’s how it works: every Tuesday, two choices are given and the worst of the worst is selected by readers in a poll. Grover then listens to whatever won the poll (or lost, as it were).
However, Grover recently had a baby, so he’s too busy being a new daddy. Who will be doing Shitty Music Saturday in his absence this week? None other than Yours Truly, and I’ll be subjected to some terrible, terrible autotuned scene bullshit.
Choose wisely. My sanity depends on it.