In addition to being a vital aspect of entertainment, music and the news surrounding it often serve as a lens for considering important cultural phenomena. Rather than providing the overdone top ten album list, like I did last year, I focused on overarching themes in national, international and hyper-local music news in Macro and Micro Music Review. Since I neglected to mention Of God and Science in my local band R.I.P. list, check out their music video for “Turbulence” below.
Captain America reports on Glitter Dick’s fundraising efforts for their debut album, Sparkling Richard, in Kick(start) their crotch. Watch music videos from the group after the jump.
Gregg Turner is known to most as a founding member of the Angry Samoans, a Los Angeles hardcore band that began in 1978. He is also known, perhaps, to a different slice of the population as a record reviewer for Creem Magazine (1976-1998) where he was noted for his inspired hatchet jobs on the likes of Bon Jovi, The Who and even Iggy Pop.
Now here's a guy who is combining three of my favorite things: post-apocalyptic wastelands, eating, and board games (I’m eclectic, what can I say?). And yes, the result looks like it's completely gross, insane and really fun. The game features "chewing" and "spewing" mechanics and a variety of radioactive comestibles, ranging from indestructible twinkies to the very worrisome "vitamin Z", for players to ingest in order to earn “glory cards”. Pretty great art, too.