TOBIAS ROCHMAN

  • TROUBLE IN THE CAMERA CLUB

  • VIRGINIA'S 80S PERFORMANCE ART PUNKS

    There seems to be a lot of radical ideas in the music . From the lyrics, visuals, arrangements right down to the use of pre-programmed beats from the Casios or whatever.

  • NAZI DOG GETS TREATED LIKE DIRT

    Yes, I do think that ‘Treat Me Like Dirt’ is far superior to ‘Please Kill Me’ but then again it’s simple. It’s mathematics. I know Richard. I know Legs McNeil and Lester Bangs. When he was alive. I have a different vantage point. I am not a 24-year-old...

  • DIRTY BEACHES WANTS TO PLEASE HIS PARENTS

    will admit I find rockabilly, especially it’s modern offshoots to be some of the most campy irritating shit in existence. But Montreal’s Dirty Beaches, although influenced by sun records hiccup-rock, manages to steer clear of the modern psycho zoot...

  • DO WHAT SETS YOUR HEART FREE

    Black Jacks, is a small Montreal scum-pit bar attached to a St-Henri strip club, with a blown sound system, terrible draft beer and a reputation for, at times, getting a little <a href="http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/stabbed+death+Henri/265154...

  • CANCON YOU CAN COUNT ON

  • PIERCED ARROWS REALLY LIKED WALL-E

    The Pierced Arrows Loved Wall-E and so should you.

  • COSMETICS ARE ALL TOUGH NOW

    Canada has a track record for producing some of the ugliest, most bearded bands alive. That’s probably why Cosmetics were totally off anyone’s radar until they signed to Captured Tracks a few weeks ago. Suddenly everyone is realizing that not only are...

  • Mess Folk is from the Worst City in Canada

    The small industrial city of Sydney, Nova Scotia is known for pretty much one thing: being the second largest toxic environmental disaster hot spot in Canada.

  • WOVEN BONES WANT TO TALK ABOUT DICKS AND COCAINE

    You know that thing the Jesus and Mary Chain sometimes do where they try to sound ultra-American? There are a few moments where Texas' Woven Bones sound like that. Except they are American. So you get Americans trying to sound like Scottish lads...

  • SEX CHURCH WRITE ABOUT BUMMERS, MOSTLY

    Sex Church emerge from Vancouver's haze of pot smoke and hacky sacks sounding like a goth version of Cheater Slicks (but without the Bostonian accents). They’re repetitive and hypnotic like Spacemen3 or Les Rallizes Denudes but more stripped down and...