The Goods: Soul-Searching

Occasionally I will go on what I like to call a “musical walkabout.” To me, this means seeking out a certain sound. Last year, it was the 80’s metal sound (mostly Pantera). This year is my year of soul. I’m not talking about neo-soul, per se, but more of an old-school...

Interview: The Contortionist

Today, Indianapolis progressive metallers The Contortionist release Intrinsic, the much talked about and anticipated follow-up to 2010’s surprise debut Exoplanet. James Whelan got to chat with guitarist Robby Baca about the new album, touring with Jeff Loomis, and the...

Featured Label: Kemado/Mexican Summer

Kemado was founded in NYC in 2002. The label has released music from a range of genres, but its 2006 compilation, Invaders, helped to solidify a reputation for Rock. The compilation placed artists from the label’s roster next to other reputable Rock and Stoner Metal...