• Soft Focus

    At ATP - Jon Spencer

    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.

  • Soft Focus

    Graham Coxon

    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. Oasis media circus and Ian ma

  • This Noise Festival was Largely Successful

    Brutal, short, violent, aggressive, hypnotic, and grating. In other words, a successful live noise set.

  • Nothing To Do With Roy

    Joy Orbison is a young guy called Pete who has a label, Doldrums, that you should all start getting exited about.

  • Toot! Parp! Ggghhzzznn Mmmsssccck!

    The Eigenharp is the ultimate synth-geek fantasy made real. It resembles what Rick Wakeman might’ve ended up playing if JG Ballard had directed one of his Journey to the Centre of the Earth -era promo videos.

  • Records

    So many echoes. So many goddamn echoes. Was this recorded in a cave? That is actually a good question.

  • Life Interviewed

    The Rapture were in town recently for Parkilfe festival and wary of subjecting them to yet another of what must be hundreds of tiresome interviews, we asked our life-drawing model friend KK to do the questioning while they drew her likeness.

  • The Tireless Chanteuse

    Sophia Brous is one of those friends that you never see, except for on posters, in magazines, at concerts and on TV. At just 24, she generally has more on her plate than Pavarotti at an all you can eat pasta buffet.

  • The Duchess Of York

    Bloody Wounds is a strange person, and she makes strange music that is so undefined by conventional genre, you end up finding yourself in it.

  • Lemmy

    I thought about trying to make the intro to this interview sound like an impartial journalist wrote it. But fuck that. Lemmy is my hero and I'm not going to try and hide it.

  • Exquisite Nun Corpse, aka Say Yes to Life

    A friend asked me to be in a band he was starting and I said, no. I'd never done it before, I was scared and intimidated. They got another girl to sing and the first time I saw them play I was crushed with jealousy.

  • The Good Ol' Days of Saint Vitus Are Back Tonight

    OK metal fans, you just got one treat and now here's another, as long as you are in New York tonight. In case you didn't already know, Saint Vitus is coming and they are playing their first Wino-fronted show in New York in...oh...22 years!

  • You Don't Have to Slam Junk to Wear Leather

    Ryan Turner has been slinking around the Lower East Side for years now. With his hair often in two Willie Nelson braids, this sneering ginger is hard to miss. On the wiser side of wise-ass he's the fast talking real-deal.

  • Music World

    Heavy Metal Roadshow - Part 1

    VBS correspondent Iano Dovi conducts a comprehensive survey of today's heavy metal scene in London, Stockholm, and Los Angeles.