Acrassicauda's first ever music video.
The trailer for Heavy Metal in Baghdad, a feature film documentary that follows the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda from the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 to the present day.
VBS visit's Lullabye Arkestra in their native Toronto.
Buzz Osborne is still in our books as the all-time king of heavy stoner shit.The day he graduated high school he turned to three of his friends and said "Hey, let's form that band the Melvins."
Suicide are best known as the old New York punk band that most of the other old New York punk bands hated. Now everyone loves them.
VBS travels into Australia's outback in search of the aboriginal youth gangs of Wadeye, all of which have taken their name, dress, and overall attitude from the 1980's and 90's golden age of heavy metal.
Jon Spencer was and is one of the greatest musical guys of our time, and if you weren't into Pussy Galore or Boss Hog or Blues Explosion at some point, you are not a badass. Sorry.
Former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon on why Brits write off American bands as lazy. In this edition of Soft Focus, Ian speaks with former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon. Graham discusses his mixed feelings about being dragged through the whole Blur vs. O…
VBS correspondent Iano Dovi conducts a comprehensive survey of today's heavy metal scene in London, Stockholm, and Los Angeles.
VBS catches up with the Black Lips/King Khan/Mark Sultan super-group while they rehearse for a show in Montreal.
Thomas Morton convenes in the bathroom with Obits, a straight-forward rock supergroup from Brooklyn.
Jammer at Live at the Old Blue Last.
Soulful horn-backed tunes from Rumblestrips at Live at the Old Blue Last.
Shy Child, a keytar-oriented synth pair, at Live at the Old Blue Last.
Ariel Pink talks about the bafflement caused by his group's name – Haunted Graffiti – and the tour games they play involving the physically handicapped.
Silk Flowers are a drum, key-and-button trio from Brooklyn who write brooding, Europeany electronic music tucked away inside a massive post-industrial labyrinth.
England's crust-punk barbarians take refuge in hand-forged swords and mysterious, stone-carved glyphs.
The man who played Stroszek busks away our blues.
A guided tour of Fat Joe's Bronx.
"Given to the Rising","Hidden Faces","Water is Not Enough"
Picture-perfect Americanan chill music from a quintet of Southern emigres.
The Sun CIty Girls show us how to kill the entire government.
Mick does the rhythm of a car plant to explain the Detroit sound
This week Ian heads to Chicago to talk with the city's most famous analog recording engineer about pretension, Pop Tarts, and the persistent decline of American taste.