Ramonda Hammer – “Big Hands”

Ramonda Hammer Takes the Blame on New Single “Big Hands,” Produced by Illuminati Hotties Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Just last summer local hard rock outfit Ramonda Hammer debuted their full-length record I Never Wanted Company, and the band moved swiftly back into the studio (figuratively or otherwise) to put together a new EP, expected to drop later this year. “Big Hands,” produced by Sarah … Continue reading Ramonda Hammer – “Big Hands”

Shame Sing Songs of Praise and Resistance at the Echo

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  “THIS NIGHTMARE MUST END: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!” Such was the valiant proclamation of a sign hung above the merch table at the Echo last Friday night. The headliner that night was Shame, a band from London, and though the UK is undergoing its own political turmoil, it was the second band on the bill responsible for the messages … Continue reading Shame Sing Songs of Praise and Resistance at the Echo

Imaad Wasif Added to Desert Daze Lineup on Heels of Career Best LP

sngalbums: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  “The thing with this record is that I don’t understand it, even though I wrote it,” [Imaad Wasif] told LA Weekly earlier this summer. He cites a period of disillusionment and hysteria, when he was, according to a press release about the album, prone to paranoid outbursts and frequently scrawled pentagrams to conjure demons. In the same way that there … Continue reading Imaad Wasif Added to Desert Daze Lineup on Heels of Career Best LP

Imaad Wasif Added to Desert Daze Lineup on Heels of Career Best LP

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  “The thing with this record is that I don’t understand it, even though I wrote it,” [Imaad Wasif] told LA Weekly earlier this summer. He cites a period of disillusionment and hysteria, when he was, according to a press release about the album, prone to paranoid outbursts and frequently scrawled pentagrams to conjure demons. In the same way that there is … Continue reading Imaad Wasif Added to Desert Daze Lineup on Heels of Career Best LP

Take a close look at the album jacket for Primitivo! by Madd Blake y Los Stalins and let’s unpack. The image is horrific yet surreal, if not par for the course for grim metal and hard rock album covers. Beyond that, the song titles themselves demand a few questions, with tracks like “Human Fucker Machine,” “Nazis Bombing USA,” or “Mi Novia Es Un Zombi.” Still, the steady groan … Continue reading