I spent some time today looking up and exploring Witch House. It’s a term I’ve seen banded around on social media for a while. I didn’t have to spend too long figuring it all out, because frankly there isn’t much to it.
Like only Black Sabbath can, and are possibly allowed to do, they’ve lifted and appropriated Frederic Nietzsche’s most quoted and shortest statement and turned it into a question. Had any other metal band done so it would probably be scoffed at.
If you’re a VTTH regular, you’re probably already well aware of my love for all things Dave Grohl. I’ve had a few busy weeks, so I’ve been away for a while – but, what better way to return than by celebrating the awesomeness that is Mr Grohl. Last month, he was invited to be the keynote speaker at the South By Southwest Music Festival. See what he had to say.
You see, the problem with mbv is this: the band’s not new. The other problem is that fans of the band are now 22 years older than when they enjoyed the timeless and incomparable Loveless- as are the band members. Is this a great sounding record? Yep, no doubt about that. Is the record great? No. I don’t believe it is.
By Frisco Rosso | Taking global musical conventions and dropping them into a blender, seasoning uniquely, and melting under the South African sun, iScream & the Chocolate Stix are an unconventional band on the rise.
Here’s what I reckon artists get to be angry about when their work is criticised, and what they don’t.
Apparently diving in to their ‘Greatest Hits Era’ with both feet, Chicago alternative rock trio Chevelle have announced they’ll be releasing a ‘Best Of’ compilation this February. Details here.
The prince of darkness returns, with his Bad Seeds in tow and with a suitably dark tale of his twisted love for “Bee”, who I imagine to be some semi-sordid socialite-come-hooker character whom he loves, or imagines himself to love.