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.

Oh yeah… I had a 7 Seconds cover band last year.

For a one-time Halloween show at Cactus Club, my pals and I got together and did a set as “Red & Black”. We played songs mainly off The Crew and Walk Together, Rock Together. It was my first time playing guitar in front of anyone (I’m a bass player.) We even went so far as […]

Super Smash Bros.

My buddy Pete and I decided to smash some old macs on our lunch hour. DESTROY.