Zechs Marquise – Getting Paid

What is it about the Rodriguez-Lopez brood that enables such prodigious levels of music? Just trying to keep track of Omar’s output as a solo artist and as the guitarist for At the Drive-In and the Mars Volta is laborious enough, let alone his myriad collaborations and ventures into production. Dude’s also got three brothers who happened to take up … [Read more...]

Artists-On-Albums: AOA#3 (Chad Taylor on Science Fiction)

Chad Taylor (Chicago Underground Duo) on… Ornette Coleman’s Science Fiction (Columbia Records, 1971) When people ask me what sort of music I play, I normally cringe. If I answer "I play my music," I normally get a funny look.  If I say "I play free jazz," I get a funny look as well.  So I usually say, "Oh I play a little bit of … [Read more...]

Scott Pinkmountain & The Golden Bolts Of Tone – The Full Sun

At first glance, Scott Pinkmountain looks like any other unassuming and nondescript indie rocker: unkempt hair, raggedy flannel apparel, Blues Brother sunglasses, and a beard that’s several hours beyond its 5 o’ clock shadow. But oh, how this appearance belies the music on his stunning new LP, The Full Sun. A self-described journey from romantic … [Read more...]