Die Kreuzen stage backdrop graphics for Roadburn 2013

I helped the band with their re-issue teeshirts for their 2013 tour. When they were asked if they had any stage backdrop still graphics, it seemed only natural that they ask me to help. I’ve converted those stills to a video and accompanying live audio of “In School” performed by the original lineup during their 2012 reunion show at Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI.

Video for Anti-Scott Walker song.

Big ups to Shane​, DJ​, Dixie​, Anthony​, Isa​, Chuck​, Oren, Greg​ and everyone else who made the Unintimidated: Wisconsin Bands Against Scott Walker​ project happen. Here’s the Volunteer​ video and song contribution. It’s Kevin​’s first appearance with the band. Go order the compilation and support the cause.

Top 10 of 2015

Releases I’ve thoroughly enjoyed in 2015. This is by no means an exhaustive list. I’m sure there’s some records I slept on. These record got some time in my earholes this year. Kownloon Walled City – Grievances Grievances by Kowloon Walled City Lucero – All A Man Should Do stream here Metz – Metz II […]

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?

One of my buddies tipped me off yesterday that an album cover I designed for 7 Angels 7 Plagues forever ago had been parodied for a compilation album of “late 90s / early 2000s metalcore covers”. My first reaction was “What in the actual fuck?”

Some pals and I, discussing punk rock, on the Milwaukee Record Podcast

Some friends and I got asked to talk about the state of Milwaukee the punk rock scene on the podcast. Tune in, and listen to Tyler slay my last name.

My Top 10 of 2014

Shellac – Dude Incredible Standout tracks: Compliant and Riding Bikes Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2 Free download here Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso Disguised as Birds – We Buy Gold We Buy Gold by Disguised as Birds We are Hex – Bleach Brigade Bleach Brigade by We Are Hex Whores. / Rabbits […]

So, my friends and I started a record label.

Yep, there it is… the first official release by Triple Eye Industries. My band, Volunteer, found itself producing it’s own records… from recording and mixing, to album artwork, to pressing and selling them – only to slap Underground Communique‘s logo on at the end. It was satisfying to be associated with a decent indie label, but […]

My Tron Jovi EP has been getting some airplay on WMSE.

Thanks to the killer DJs over at WMSE, my solo project, Tron Jovi, has been getting some airplay. If you haven’t heard it yet, you can check it out on bandcamp. Grab a free download while you’re at it. Parasite & Host EP by Tron Jovi

Sylvan Esso is playing a block party in Milwaukee.

I’ve been pretty stoked about this band’s impending album since hearing “Hey Mami” on soundcloud after someone blogged about their SXSW appearance. With ties to Milwaukee, it’s no wonder they’re playing the Burnhearts PBR Block Party. Last year we had Braid, and The Promise Ring played the year before that. Haven’t been this stoked on […]

Steve Albini makes a paper plane.

It’s not just any paper plane. It’s a paper plane design that his rocket scientist father came up with. As legend has it, the design allowed his father to fly a plane across the Rose Bowl. I apologize for the non-landscape view. He tells the full story, in this interview.

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