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Letter From The Publisher Sup Austinites! Welcome to the third issue of ATX MUSIC MAG! Compared to the previous issues, this issue is jam-packed with content, innovative technology, and a lot of hard work that was put together by numerous folks in the Austin music scene. In this issue, we have an exclusive interview with Rock and Roll heavyweight, Billy Milano, via Dirty Rock Nation, coverage and live footage from Lower Class Brats and Krum Bums latest shows here in Austin, 10 MP3’s released to us by Thunderosa, Brewtality Inc, Killing in Apathy, and Rust, 6+ interviews from our coverage of the Warped Tour dates in Dallas and San Antonio, and live footage from our 2nd Issue Release Party @ Emo’s on 6/18/11 to say the least. We will also be officially covering ACL, so be prepared for exclusive pre-coverage from us in September along with the full schedule at ACL, and a recap of the Festival with pictures, interviews, and live footage in October. Last issue, we implemented QR Codes connected to mp3 links, so that readers can hear the mp3’s released by the ATX Music Mag sponsored bands right from their smart phones. This issue, we’re implementing these same QR Codes for Youtube videos as well. Most of the videos released on this issue are of live video clips of local shows which we are calling “ATX Music Mag’s Live Youtube Clips”! Pretty straight forward huh? The other clips we are releasing are of official music videos from our sponsored bands, along with interviews as well. The goal of this is to get the readers more interactive with the bands that we’re covering. With these clips implemented, you will not only be able to read about the bands, but also hear and see them live in action from a recent local gig they played in Austin! We are the first music magazine in the U.S. to implement these “QR Codes” with videos and mp3’s of local bands! People say print magazines are dying, but in my opinion, they just need to adapt with this day and age of technology. Sure magazines and newspapers have recently implemented these QR Codes, but they normally just link them to a website or their facebook page. Do they not know that you can link them to mp3 and video links? Well we’re not worried about them. Sure they’ll copy us eventually, but we’re glad to say that we were here first! Take that you suits! We’ll also be starting our monthly run in September, so we’ll definitely be in your face more often! Enjoy this 3rd and REVOLUTIONARY ISSUE AUSTIN!!!

Cheers, JERM

Jeremy J. Davis (Publisher/Editor)

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They are called QR CODES! Scan them with your Smartphone (iPhone or Android) and they will direct you to FREE MP3’s, Youtube Videos, or important links that are ATX Music Mag related! If you don’t have a smart phone, don’t worry! All content links are listed below the codes, or you can just visit for all of our interactive content. And if you don’t have internet access, move that rock that you’re living under and get it! There are FREE QR CODE scanners available on the Android market and Apple app store. The most user friendly ones are listed below. Enjoy! iPhone: QR Reader (free in Apple app store) Android: QR Droid (free in Android Market) / July-Aug 2011 /


Writer: Floun Derr

Anticipation for ACL? High! ACL is less than two months away, but Sunday tickets are already sold out. This year’s ACL features artists from hip-hop to indie rock, gospel to electronica, and Americana to whatever other music genre you can think of. The lineup is a mash-up of musical ecstasy. “We’re incredibly proud to offer something for every kind of music lover, and bring so many people together on stage, as well as in the park,” said C3 Partner and head Talent Buyer Charles Attal. This year’s schedule has many options. Festival goers will have to choose between acts like Coldplay or Kanye West; Big Boi or Ray LaMontagne; Bright Eyes or Nas and Damian Marley—and that’s just Friday. “The essence of ACL has always been eclectic,” Attal added. On Saturday, My Morning Jacket and Stevie Wonder headline ACL while TV On The Radio and Chromeo both start at 7:00 p.m. Other notable acts include Cee-Lo starting at 6:00 p.m. on the Bud Light stage with Skrillex, Alison Krause, Union Station, and City and Colour. On day three, Arcade Fire headlines alone on the Bud Light stage at 8:30 p.m, while Social Distortion (ATX Music Mag favorite) plays the final set on the Honda stage this year at 7:30 p.m. At the same time across the park, Randy Newman will be closing out the Vista Equity stage. Less mainstream bands like Broken Social Scene, Death From Above 1979, Court Yard Hounds, Mavis Staples, Wild Beasts, Bomba Estereo, and Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme will also be


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in attendance over the three days. “What started out as a great show has turned into a truly special, quintessentially Austin experience,” stated Charlie Jones, partner at C3 Presents. The official schedule for this year’s event is available on ACL’s website. With this year’s new custom scheduler, attendees can begin mapping out the quickest routes from stage-to-stage and devise master plans for an epic weekend in Austin’s Zilker Park. In addition, ACL’s custom scheduler also gives you the ability to select the bands you want to see and share with them with your friends. “The city, the people, and the park have all helped shape the festival, and in turn, we see the festival helping to shape the city. Together we’ve created something to be proud of,” added Jones. Three Day Passes, VIP tickets, and Friday and Saturday tickets are all sold out. But all is not lost. There are still some options available for those wanting to be a part of the 10th Anniversary of ACL. A limited number of Sunday one-day tickets are also still available on the website. ACL has also put together a four-day lineup of after shows where you can catch some of this year’s acts in case you missed them. Some of the artists performing include Nas, Gary Clark, Jr., Empire of the Sun, and Bright Eyes. For a complete list of shows and times, check out the schedule on the website! www.

Thursday, September 15 Pretty Lights with Nas and Run DMT (Austin Music Hall, 8PM-ages 16 & up) Old Crow Medicine Show w/ Hayes Carll (Stubbs’ Walker Creek Amphitheater, 8PM) North Mississippi Allstars (Antone’s, 8PM) Delta Spirit with J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Futurebirds (Emo’s Outside, 9PM)

Friday, September 16 Smith Westerns and Cults—SOLD OUT (The Parish) Skrillex with Chiddy Bang—SOLD OUT (La Zona Rosa-Ages 16 & up) Manu Chao La Ventura (Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, 8PM) Twin Shadow & Cut Copy DJ Set w/ Theophilis London & Diamond Rings (Emo’s In/Out 10PM) Gary Clark Jr. (Antone’s, 10 PM) Lance Herbstrong (Stubb’s Indoors, 11:30PM)

Saturday, September 17 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. with Yellow Ostrich—SOLD OUT (Lambert’s, Ages 21 & up) The Head and The Heart with The Moondoggies—SOLD OUT (Antone’s) Bright Eyes with Kurt Vile and the Violators (Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, 8PM) Empire of the Sun with Mayer Hawthorne & The County (Austin Music Hall, 9PM) Fitz and the Tantrums with Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme (La Zona Rosa, 10PM) Death From Above 1979 with The Vaccines (Emo’s, 10PM) Wild Beasts with Telekinesis (The Parish, 10PM) Phosphorescent with little hurricane (Stubb’s Indoors, 11:30PM) Gospel Brunch: The Lee Boy (Stubb’s Indoors, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. seatings)

Sunday, September 18 Gospel Brunch: Tyree Morris & Heart of Worship (Stubb’s Indoors, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. seatings) Iron & Wine and Yim Yames (Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, 7PM) To purchase tickets for the after shows, visit / July-Aug 2011 /


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Simple Plan in Dallas 6/24/11

What comes to the blistering hot, great state of Texas every summer and is the longest running concert tour in North America? We’ll if you didn’t know, it’s the Warped Tour dammit! The Warped Tour has been going on for 17 years and is still going strong. We were lucky to be able to cover it this year with such a short notice. We know it’s not an Austin Festival Austinites, but it’s a great tour with a lot of history and is too huge of a tour to not cover it. I’m sure you fans that missed it will be happy being that Warped doesn’t come to Austin. We went with the purpose of covering this great tour and to check out some of ATX Music Mag’s favorites that were on the tour. Those bands included Less Than Jake, Pepper, The Expendables, Street Dogs and Against Me! We ended up catching interviews with most

of those bands, plus a few bonus surprises. Along with those bands, we retrieved interviews with the likes of Relient K, Simple Plan, Grieves, Weerd Science, Passafire, and Freshman 15. Other notable bands we got to catch were Hello Goodbye, Lionize, and local punk rockers No Champions who were featured in our 2nd Issue (April - June 2011). In the following pages, we are releasing our interview with Kevin Lyman and video interviews that we retrieved from the weekend in Texas. Enjoy the photos, videos, and the funny outtakes. We’d also like to thank Bethany, the on-site publicist for lining up most of the interviews!

Against Me in San Antonio 6/26/11


WE HUSTLED @ Below are some notable quotes from interviews that we got while covering the Warped Tour. For the full interview, scan the QR Codes with your smart phone or just visit the youtube link listed below each artist. Enjoy!




My major influence would be that 60’s -70’s soul ... That was when a grown ass man would pour his heart out on stage ... That’s timeless music”

“New album is called Start From Scratch ... we just recorded it ... with Paul Leary ... in Texas. We’re super stoked on it”

This band has always been about the songs ... we’ve always pushed ourselves as songwriters and I think that’s what people relate to”


“Got some gig-butt going on right now. We’re not like Pepper, we don’t just smell good all day long and have no body hair”


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“In Texas ... yall are all bad ass. Yall,

PECKER really appreciates everything yall

have done for us”


We worked really hard the first 8-9 years of our career and we always said ... as long as it’s fun, we’ll keep doing it, and it’s still fun”

Less Than Jake in Dallas

Hello Goodbye in Dallas

Street Dogs in S.A.

AHHHH Grieves in S.A.

“No Champions” in S.A.

Writer/Photo: Dennis M. Ayotte Jr.

At 50, Kevin Lyman is getting older but everyone else just stays the same age Barbecuing in the 102 degree heat with one of his friends about 20 tour buses down from the press tent is Kevin Lyman. The sounds from this year’s lineup are all within earshot, there’s no security, and no PR people are shadowing him. As I’m walking through the tour bus parking lot towards Lyman’s bus, I pictured it different. I pictured a security escort or maybe a PR person from hell analyzing my every question and telling me not to ask about this or that. I was hoping there would be a nice green room with air conditioning and mini-sandwiches. But instead I was drenched in sweat and without cold cuts. The closest thing to a PR person was Lyman’s grilling buddy and the only security he had were the tongs he was holding. Even though he’s the boss, there he was, throwing slabs of meat on the grill and prepping for the barbeque kick off. If your part of the scene, you’re familiar with the barbecue tradition. To the bands and crew, it’s a rallying call for a much needed after-hours hang out with good food. The after-show barbecue allows the bands and crew to close out their hectic day with some grub, conversations that don’t require shouting over P.A. systems, and maybe a reggae jam or two. At 50, Lyman is a battled veteran of the road, “You don’t think about the heat. It’s a summertime tour you know. I’ve been doing this 17 years on Warped, I was out on three Lollapalooza’s— that’s 20 times through Texas during the summer,” he explained as I’m gripping my lukewarm bottle of water and wiping sweat from my face. When he first hit the road, he signed on for a 26-date run starting in Salt Lake City and wrapping up at Frazier Park in Irvine. On the tour was an unknown band from Long Beach who called themselves Sublime, OC punk rock beauty queen Gwen Stefani, and


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an alternative metal band from Sacramento named Deftones. “It’s lucky it got two. I really thought it was going to be one summer and then I’d go do something else.” But in fact, the tour that was labeled “The Tour That Won’t Die,” didn’t. The second year he assembled a lineup that included Blink-182, Beck, and 311. “It’s was good, maybe a little luck—maybe I could hear a good song,” Lyman humbly mumbled. Luck...Sure...Luck may have played a role. But it was probably more of Lyman’s drive to make this work and his love for the music that actually helped the tour succeed. When I asked him about his thoughts on this year’s tour, he turned into a little 14-year old, gray-haired scenester who was rambling on about all the bands he was excited about. “Yesterday you had The Dance Party talking to Lucero and then Asking Alexandria came by and then some of the guys that have been around like Less than Jake and Pepper rallying around. Sometimes the older bands kind of isolate themselves but they’re right in the mix. It’s pretty awesome.” “It’s good to have people coming back. Paramore is playing later this summer. We’re getting 3OH!3 back and kicking it up with A Day to Remember. You know those are bands maybe at one point, don’t come back … Bands have realized this is a pretty great place to be.” The primary reason that Lyman’s baby is now in its 17th year is because it has managed to adapt to shifting musical tastes. You will still find more traditional punk and ska on Warped, but they are played down as post-hardcore, screamo, emo and metalcore as they have grown more popular. Lyman has received a lot of criticism over the years for many things, but over the course of 17 years that’s to be expected. “This year I didn’t listen—one time Ice-T told me ‘Go with your gut’ and I think I got away from that a little bit. I started to listen to other people the past couple years. The lineups were good, they were cool, but this one is special.” When he does catch wind of a bad review, he shrugs it off. “I guess we got a bad review the other day, they said it was some guy not familiar with the scene—a Michael Buble fan I guess.” Lyman is a godfather of sorts when it comes to the underground music scene. He is solely responsible for giving alternative music a voice when local radio stations guided by the corporate hand wouldn’t touch it. He’s credited for putting together bills that have included such musicians as No Doubt, Sublime, Deftones, Katy Perry, Gym Class Heroes, NOFX, The Vandals, Bad Religion, Bouncing Souls, Face to Face, Kid Rock, Less than Jake, Incubus, Eminem, Matisyahu, and the list goes on. Lyman and his crew have booked hundreds of artists from all genres to play Warped. “You know when it’s going to be a good summer. Last year I knew the lineup for me was a little off. I spent two months booking this lineup and I think it’s showing. Anyone who says there are not any good bands out here is crazy. There are some pretty amazing bands out here and a lot of musicians and they all know they need to support each other this year. In the first three days you see the bands all getting to know each other and there are so many bands from different scenes, but they’re all musicians and they realize it.” Sure Lyman’s gotten older. At one point though he was down in the pits with the rest of the hardened Warped Tour goers. He grew up in Claremont, CA and first discovered punk music while still in high school. During his teenage years he listened to bands like The Mamas & the Papas and The Beatles, until meeting some transfer students who were into bands like Crass and the Dead Kennedys. While enrolled at Cal Poly Pomona, Lyman started booking punk shows and working with bands like Fishbone. He eventually got on board with the original Lollapalooza, which at the time was owned and managed by Jane’s Addiction front man Perry Farrell. Once it went under, he started organizing skateboard competitions and demos before signing a sponsorship to launch the original Warped Tour. Today he’s still a normal dude living with his family in the suburbs of Sherman Oaks, and it’s hard to say anything bad about him or the tour. You would think after 17 years he would be someone who hides behind a bunch of suits that decide what he’s going to say or be running the show from home in the air-conditioning. It’s quite the opposite though as he is just as accessible as a band that’s playing their first warped tour on the Ernie Ball Stage. He doesn’t hide out in his tour bus all day avoiding press and crowds because he’s out in the blistering heat constantly rescheduling bands, watching for storm clouds, and barbecuing when there’s time. After 17 years on Warped, he loves everything that has to do with the tour—the heat, the crowds, the bands, and even the press. “My thing is…it goes back to the beginning. If a kid that wants to write about what you’re doing let him write about it. It used to be if you had a library card with your name in the school newspaper then let them in. That philosophy and treating people well is it. All those people are writing for Rolling Stone now, they’re writing for all the big publications I have to do interviews with and they’re like ‘You know Kevin it’s really hard for me to say anything bad about you because you gave me my first interview or you gave me my first chance to interview a band…so that’s maybe a benefit of going 17 years.” / July-Aug 2011 /



Ha s s om e t h i n g t o s ay. sits down for an indepth conversation with metal musics most misunderstood frontman. Article by: Dirty Rock Nation Interview by: AJ Mancibelli

We meet Milano in the parking lot of Music Lab in Austin and this Texas heat is hot as fuck. “Who is this interview for?” asks the front man of the notorious thrash metal bands Method of Destruction (M.O.D.) and Storm Troopers of Death (S.O.D.) as he makes a beeline for the recording studio. Surely he’s just reminding himself, we rationalize, because after all he’s a busy guy, totally focused, and as we come to find out, on a new spiritual journey in his life. Ain’t no time for small talk. Ain’t no time to ham it up for the camera that is immediately shoved in his face. Instead, we get his middle finger so close to our face we can almost smell the tip. We may be in Texas, but Milano exudes pure Bronx-born attitude, and it’s all in good fun. Frankly, it’s just nice to get indoors, out of the unrelenting sun. Billy Milano has a lot to say. Don’t believe it? Well, then you obviously don’t know anything about this outspoken man.  And if you think you do know something about him, it’s probably wrong.  We’ll get to that, but first we listen for a bit as Billy fires spiritual knowledge from his philosophy machine gun. Within minutes of the conversation starting, the skies open up and the rain pours out, taking us all by surprise. Equally surprising is how pleasant it is to interview Milano. At the very moment the heavens cry on Austin, Milano is mid-sentence: “The next thing ya know I was waking up on a gurney going into an ambulance.”  As Mila-


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no’s story is about to reveal the grave circumstances surrounding the prospect of his death, the rain Gods have mercy upon Austin’s prolonged dry spell. A refreshing feeling washes over the room and the mood becomes light, hopeful, and resurrected. Coincidence? Yeah. Totally. It’s just rain dude, not a miracle. It was fitting for the moment, though. But let’s get back to this ambulance story. “At 44, I said to myself, ‘if I don’t make a change I am going to die’.”  Let’s rewind and catch up to what led to Milano’s epiphany. In 2003, Milano was diagnosed with diabetes and the effects kicked in hard because of a lifestyle that was unhealthy not only physically, but also spiritually.  “I was at the edge of death every day when I woke up. I was having heart pains, chest pains, numbness in my face and body.” The story is painful to hear, as Milano details having to rub his legs awake just to get through a gig. His story is enough to make you want to go for a lengthy jog followed by a healthy salad - right now. “One day while walking down the street in Austin, I felt dizzy and had to sit down. I felt my body go numb. The next thing ya know I was waking up on a gurney” Well you know the rest. Now we’re up to speed. Clean, sober, and a vegetarian for years now, Milano’s dance with death led to major changes in his life.  With a family history of heart problems, it’s no wonder that Billy would take the time to slow down. With absolute

conviction, Billy shares the basis of an enlightenment that he feels is his calling for the next phase of life. “Be the change you want to be in your life. I’m an absolute living monument to this. I took it upon myself to control my diet and I went from being completely out of shape and miserable to 100% focused, reborn, reinvigorated, spiritually awakened of not only myself, but of my surroundings, the world and my community. And that’s why I am the way I am today and that’s how I’m going to pursue everything for the rest of my life.” Milano’s rapid-fire delivery creates questions, but then silences them. You couldn’t get a word in if you tried, but do you want to? Milano’s passionate exposition of his commitment to broadening his consciousness commands full attention. When someone shares their near death experience, and exposes deeply personal struggles, it seems pointless to interrupt the flow with questions like, “What was your inspiration for the song ‘Bubble Butt’”? “People look at life and the human body as a living animal instead of an electronic instrument and a living machine. We may not be mechanical in nature but the process of delivering energy is the same.  Fill the tank, use the fuel. So if you think of it like that, everything I was doing was wrong,” Milano reflects. “You have to weed it out and go through levels of detox. You can’t just say you’re not going to eat cookies anymore.”

with people while texting ‘LOL’ to some jerk-off two thousand miles away. It’s not that I’ve never done that, though.” The “I was literally at the precipice of death. irony of a cell phone ringing in the backI was there. I’d seen it. I walked with it ground is not lost on A.J. Mancibelli, our and I fuckin’ embraced it. I said ‘ok, game fearless interviewer and Dirty Rock Nation time is up.’ My health was tantamount to Ambassador, who smirks as he hears a everything I wanted to achieve in my life.  cell phone softly ringing in the background I said to myself without my health I’d never as these words fall from Milano’s mouth. do music or anything that my heart de- Whose phone is that ringing anyway? sired. Without my health, I don’t want to be around friends or people that want to It’s obvious that anyone who almost dies be my friends. Without my health, I didn’t makes some scared-straight life-changing want to be in a music scene that needs behaviors. But something deeper hapmy guidance as well as my knowledge. I pened for Milano. He refers to his nearrealized that at the end of the day people death experience as an spiritual awakenneed me and I need them just as much. ing, as if these beliefs had already existed It’s symbiotic. I want to help everyone. I and they were sleeping within the giant. want to be that person. I want to instill in everyone the reality that we can’t do this “I don’t have a right to just be my life for alone. This is literally the thing we need to just me anymore. I’ve had the awakening. understand as a human race, let alone as Something big is on the horizon and it’s an individual, religious consciousness or waking everybody up.” a national identity.” Did we mention that But wait a second. This monumental awakMilano has a lot to say? ening and empathy for the human race is Milano is a reflective guy, but he clearly coming from the guy that wrote the lovely has his sights set on the present and the song A.I.D.S. with the lyrics “It’s time for future. The present involves Mastery, a you to realize, A.I.D.S. like the plague is brutal metal Canadian outfit from Toronto. from God, for he sees something wrong “It’s a next level venture for me. We’re go- in his eyes.” ing to slay other bands. Lyrically, it’s the best thing I’ve ever written. It’s enlighten- Milano explains, “A lot of people think I’m ing and empowering.”  As far the future, this hardcore right-winger and I’m absowhat does one do with 20-plus years of lutely the opposite. I’m not just liberal, I’m music industry experience? Comedy, of educated and my only hardcore conservacourse. Actually, he says, “I want to take tive beliefs are about family and morality.   the knowledge that I have and encode it People just don’t get it.  Granted, the charinto things that I do in my life. My future acter I’ve played over the years has been is spoken word. I want to engage people offensive.” in a conversation and hear what they perceive to be the important issues of their We can imagine it’s tough being hated by millions. Without lamenting about being lives.” offensive to some people, Milano continMilano’s approach to this interview is ues “My character is what it is. I played carefully thought out, and you can tell he a villain because I looked like a villain.  I wants to be as on-point as possible. The can’t go up on stage and sing ‘Star Light’ conversational flow is strong, yet the fo- by Muse. They’ll look at me like, ‘what’s cus sometimes strays. But hey...he’s got wrong with this fuckin’ Douche Bag?’ But I a lot on his mind to share with us and happen to love that song.” it’s obvious he’s fervent about what he’s Remember when we said, “if you think you saying. do know something about him, it’s probMilano talks to us at length about his views ably wrong?” Well, there you have it. of living in “information overload.” He elaborates on the importance of community Milano has obviously thought a lot about and human interaction, and lack thereof. the impact of his behaviors on his life. He He summarizes, “It comes down to getting needed to “be the change.” His future is away from your computer, turning off your spreading the word in whatever outlet alfucking text messaging, and talking with lows him broaden his consciousness. Isn’t the people next to you. You don’t gain that what a spiritual journey is all about? anything while sitting at the dinner table It’s about the here and now, this philosoWaking up on the gurney was more than just a physical wake-up call for Milano.

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phy, and frankly staying alive to enjoy tomorrow; so let’s check in with Milano in five years and see if today’s convictions are still fueling him and he’s still sharing what he learns. We believe without a doubt that he will.

Video Interview

It’s 1986, I was living in a house called Hell Shed in Syracuse, NY. I wasn’t sure if it was Chris or Kurt that brought the record home, the band was S.O.D. (Stormtroopers of Death) ‘Speak English or Die.” We moshed around the house and pissed off everyone we knew. It was punk rock and metal combined: our lives were changed. Now here it is, 2011, and the lead singer of that band, Billy Milano is one of my best friends in the world. How many people can say their life has been changed twice by the same person: I can. I hope you enjoy these video interviews as much as I had conducting it. Thank you, Billy.

- AJ Macabelli (Thunderosa)

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Photos by: Lazaro Chavez

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ATX Music Mag’s

H ol i day “Heart Can’t Take”



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Cr a s h Ga ller y “Ransom Note”

M obl ey

“Everything That Rises”

Band Facts Genre:

Southern Rock n Roll


AJ Mancabelli (Vocals/Guitar) Micheal Coe-mackie (Bass) Charlie Smaldino (Drums) John Cord-Hutchens (Guitar)





There are times when a man needs nothing more than a blast of beer chugging rock music, and that’s exactly what you get from Texas band THUNDEROSA as they turn up the volume on their EP modestly called, Best Damn EP…EP. Its heavyweight guitars to the fore and rock ‘n’ roll sentiments all the way with subtlety discarded in favor of Jack Daniels and another pack of cigarettes. Making as much noise as they possibly can, THUNDEROSA snarls the prison blues in “38 Special Love Affair”, and take us on a Lynyrd Skynyrd meets AC/DC

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trip with “Long Black Train”. And that’s just about it. Five songs of blue collar rock that just gets better with every beer. All I need now is a low rent woman and fight (and how often do those two things go together?)”, “Bluesbunny Music Reviews-Glascow”. “The Sound Track to an Ass Whoopin’! Honest and unmerciful”. Quality arena rock, at dive bar prices. THUNDEROSA is one of only 14 Jäger sponsored bands in the state of Texas. Jägermeister receives over a hundred requests from bands each week so THUNDEROSA is truly one of the elite! When you book a Jägermeister band you have a built in crowd pleaser. While THUNDEROSA is performing, your event will be supplied with merchandise that ranges from t-shirts, ball caps, lanyards, shot glasses, and a multitude of other complimentary items that helps create excitement and draws crowds during the band’s performance. Additionally, you can request other services from Jägermeister for your event such as the Jägermeister Girls and the Jägermobile (based on availability). You are always guaranteed a GOOD TIME! THUNDEROSA has played with several national acts such as Adler’s Appetite, Rev. Horton Heat, Nashville Pussy, Southern Culture on the Skids, Texas Hippie Coalition, Mike Ness (Social Distortion), Brand New Sin, ZEKE, Hank III, Jackson Taylor & The Sinners, Hed PE, and Chevelle. These shows have spanned the country from NY to CA.

“We put on the best show. We rock harder than anybody. We pour our guts out on stage ... You never know what to expect. But you know you’re gonna get a kickass balls to the wall rock and roll show” Tracks downloadable for free at

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Full 53 minute Interview with A.J. from Thunderosa Available through QR Code and on Interviewed by Kelly Jones

Band Facts Genre:

Drunk/Punk Rock


Houston Ritcheson (Vocals/Guitar) Nikkoli Kade Kubena (Guitar) Mike Danger (Bass) Chris Hall (Drums)



“Gonna Keep Drinking”

BREWTALITY INC (ATX) Brewtality Incorporated plays the kind of working class, beer guzzling, punk rock that has earned them opening slots for the likes of U.S. Bombs, The Cromags, Citizen Fish, The Queers, Murphys Law, and M.O.D.

When you see Brewtality Inc. live, expect a raw, energetic, nonstop, Ramones style set with beers and patrons spilling all over the club. The vocals are held up high with your beer, and they find a

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way to set up camp within your head. You will be wailing out the tunes long after your beer is gone and the show is over. The guitars are loud yet distinctive, the bass lines throw up all over you with precision, and the drums pound away at you like a whiskey hangover. If you’re on the wagon, Brewtality Inc. may just knock you off and run you over. Guitarist and lead vocalist Houston Ritcheson, has been a fixture in the Austin punk rock scene for more than a decade. His guitar has gunned for Four Violent People, The Contradicks, and more recently, Belligerent 86. He has also played bass with The Knocked Out Stiffs, Lower Class Brats, and Method of Destruction (M.O.D.). Houston’s raspy hard vocals belt out clever lyrics with a nod to the styles of Sloppy Seconds and The Ramones. Mike Conklin is a relocated toxic punk from Arizona, and exchanged his crossover guitar for a walking bass. Over the years he has established himself as “Danger” from KAOS Radio, Belligerent 86, Knocked Out Stiffs, and even had a short visit with a 6 string in Condemned Unit. Mike brings attitude and long hair to the band, but be careful because Mike will throw up on you and continue playing the bass with a smile sent in your direction. Lead Guitar player Nikkoli Kade is no stranger to punk rock. Raised in west Texas out in the cotton fields, he began playing music at the age of 10. He is well versed in rock ‘n’ roll and country guitar playing. He has played on the road for over a decade and brings humor and excitement to the band. Drummer Chris Hall, who was born in Nyack, New York, is an aggressive heavy metal/thrash punk drummer. Speed, aggression, and precision are all his forte. Hall has been in several different genres of bands from Speed Metal to Ska, and brings a razor sharp edge to Brewtality Inc. His goal as a drummer is to bring a new level of mastery to the public.

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Dustin Bolf (Vocals) Zach Hoop (Drums) Patrick Puente (Guitar) Luis Roa (Bass)



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Formed in 2010 by Patrick Puente of Unspeakable Things on guitar, and a free ranging nomad named Dustin Bolf on vocals, RUST has exploded at a feverish pace on to the Austin metal scene with a head splitting sound in the name of God. Having shared the stage with international acts such as Kylesa, Orange Goblin, and The Sword, RUST is already making a statement as one of the most brutal bands in Austin. Having acquired the east Texas native Zach Hoop on drums, and a student of sound manipulation Luis Roa on

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bass, the band continues to spread its abrasive sound with the release of their full length EP entitled No Mass Necessary. According to vocalist Dustin Bolf, “If music suddenly became a whore and a suicidal preacher with a Staph infection, RUST would be your end result. We hope to audibly paint a picture of a world deprived of truth and over fed with adopted morals and plagiarized idols. We like the idea of apocalypse. We are writing the soundtrack.”





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Mixing equal parts of metal, melody, Jack Daniels, and Lone Star Beer, Killing In Apathy has a sound that is brutal yet still approachable and Next show in catchy. After forming in 2004 and evolving throughout the years, Killing In Apathy has come full circle and has seized a secure and noticeable posiAustin: tion in theequal Texasparts Metalofscene. an almost non-stop show schedule, Mixing metal,With melody, Jack Daniels and Lone Star Beer, Killing in Apathy has a sound that is Sep throughout 9th, 2011 exponential of their fan base, the release of their first full-length brutal yet growth still approachable and and catchy. After forming in 2004 and evolving the years, Killing album, 2010 has proven to be their best and busiest year thus far. With the in Apathy has come full circle and has seized a secure and noticeable position in the Texas Metal scene. release of their highly anticipated sophomore EP Transcend the Architect, (09/09/11 ) Withisan almost show growth their fanbase, and the release of their 2011 sure to benon-stop even better andschedule, big thingsexponential are definitely on theofhori@ Dirty Bar firstforfull-length album,Make 2010 sure has proven to be their best and busiest year thus far.Dog With the release of their zon Killing In Apathy. to stay tuned, and most importantly, highly anticipated sophomore EP “Transcend the Architect”, 2011 is sure to be even better and big things Prepare To Go Balls Deep! are definitely on the horizon for Killing in Apathy. Make sure to stay tuned, and most importantly, prepare to go balls deep!!!


CHADD THOMAS by: Dylan Cavaliere

I had been hearing stories about this great new Rockabilly band out of Houston in the mid 90’s. I was playing upright bass in my own new act out of Austin when I heard Chadd would be bringing The Crazy Kings to Austin’s Black Cat Lounge for a show. I thought I would go hear what all the buzz was about. As I walked up to the doors I could feel a rumbling permeating out onto the street from the inside. I remember Brent the door guy looking up at me and enthusiastically letting me know, “These guys are good!” I walked in and saw Chadd working the microphone, clapping and dancing, and all the while conjuring up old rock and roll spirits. I knew he would be the man to talk to. I didn’t know much about the business side of music, and getting my band booked outside of Austin was a dream at this point. After the show I approached Chadd in the back courtyard area of The Black Cat and giddily told him how my band should come play a show with him in Houston. I got Chadd’s number right before he disappeared into the crowd chasing a very cute girl. Mission accomplished. We’d get to Houston, play a show with Chadd, and we’d all become the stars we were meant to be. I gave the number to my old singer to make the arrangements for our next step into Rock and Roll history. A few days later I asked my singer what the outcome was and when would we be heading to Houston. “Yeah, I called the number you gave me, it was for a laundromat!” ‘That @#!$” For the children reading, what I said was “That scoundrel!” About a year later, I wound up taking a two and a half year vacation in California. I see a Crazy King CD at a local music store in San Jose. These guys must be doing good! When I get back to Texas, I put an ad out in the local Austin paper looking for work. When my phone rings, I find myself employed by the newly relocated Chadd Thomas for the next decade as a Crazy King. In the first few months of playing together I bring up the laundromat incident expecting confusion or an apology. What I got was that mischievous grin, “I did do that didn’t I?” He chuckled like a kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar. What an %$$*#&%*. Over the years, Chadd and I had a couple thousand adventures together, and I probably lost more than a couple of girlfriends while being employed by him. Everything happened from Chadd getting me stuck in Mexico for eight hours, stealing electricity from a neighboring business so we could get a club running for our show, getting tattoos in San Angelo (Mine is Crazy King in Chinese, I will forever be marked), and to those late night calls I now wish I had answered more of. But no adventure was as big for him as becoming a father. The only time I ever saw Chadd even mention pulling out of a show was when he told us he would need to do so in the event of his daughter being born. Over almost the last seven years, I cannot tell you how many times my phone has lit up with a picture of Madison Rose Thomas. She is Chadd’s pride and joy. If you have ever seen them smile at each other you would know how strong that daddy-daughter bond was. Now Chadd is gone and I look at all of the pictures of the two of them together: Dressed as Batman and Batgirl, Chadd holding a newborn Maddie all pride and glow, Maddie sitting in her Dad’s lap knowing she was safe from every thing that might be outside that door waiting for her. You always hear stories of communities coming together in tragedy. I had never fully seen it until I lost my brother. Through years working at a music store, playing a thousand or two shows, or just easily making friends wherever he went, Chadd touched many lives. Everyone of those people he crossed paths with felt the hole that immediately opened up when his life was taken. The thing that kept me moving this last month has been the love people have thrown towards me, The Kings, and the Thomas family. We truly appreciate it. Then there were the shows. The many, many, many shows we played together. We did not always have the best show, but when we were on, we were pretty damn good. Just ask around. Chadd was all about the show at the end of the day. Our last show together was at the Aviary in South Austin. Aviary is a small, very classy room where they sell very nice beers and other assorted spirits and art. I was not using an amp that night and thought I would take it easy and sit on a high bar stool. I thought this was going to be a laid back evening. Chadd saw me dragging a chair and immediately told me we should not be taking this easy. “Come on Baby. Let’s give these people a show!” And we did. I will always remember Chadd wanting us to be at our best. No man can be a true saint. But for every dirty joke he told, for every wild night we would have at our shows, and for every devil’s smile he gave, I want people to remember this the most about Chadd: He loved his daughter and family more than anything. Our Mayor thought enough of Chadd to honor us and name a day after him and his band. And who are we to question our mayor? Chadd had a much bigger sensitivity about him than all of his jokes and pranks would have led most to believe. He really did have a lot of love in his heart. I have never had anything closer to a big brother than him. It was more than sharing a stage and “melting faces”, I would jokingly say referring to the act playing for people, I am going to miss having my big brother to talk to and look out for me. Miss you brother.


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D . I . Y .

A message brought to you by INDIGO MUSIC By: R.C. Peters

So you have this great band, you’ve been playing together for a couple of years, and you bring a good crowd to your shows. You may have a few hundred friends on your Facebook page, and every time you do a show you make a few bucks, sell a few T-Shirts, or DIY CD’s. Then one night at rehearsal the conversation comes up: “Dude, we are pretty badass, lets move to L.A. and get signed.” It may sound cliché, but I promise you every band that is not already located in L.A or New York has thought about this. These are the crossroads that every band that is semi-serious comes across. In this article I will discuss why you might want to reconsider taking that leap. When I was booking bands and running concerts in Hollywood, my co-worker and friend Adam “babypants” Romaine and I developed some thick skin and a very short attention span. We worked at the largest independent booking agency in L.A. if not the country, and each week we had probably 5-7 shows to book that usually consisted of five bands each. We listened to so many bands dying to play at the Viper Room on a Saturday night that we developed this mantra, “Crushing dreams on a daily.” Towards the end I mellowed out. Sometimes during the peak of summer though, I would click on a bands MySpace page(this was before Facebook was used by bands, and well before ReverbNation) and if I didn’t like the first 10 seconds I was on to the next band. In Hollywood, even the waiters wear sunglasses inside at night, and every door guy, bartender, and Kinko’s worker has ‘got this band you should check out’. I think a lot of bands simply move out there to impress someone from back home and/or represent the area code. Truth be told, it’s pretty miserable for most bands and I truly feel for their pain and struggle. I’m sure a lot of the bands I overlooked were somewhat talented, but in Hollywood you have to be on some next level stuff. Or as in any business, know a couple of players who could get you in the right venues at the right time. I won’t even get into the awful pay to play scenarios, but they do happen a lot more than I care to discuss. There is hope. We live in a crazy time of music and music distribution, so if you actually take the time to read this, you might walk away with a new perspective and insight that could help your band out. First off, screw the majors. You don’t need them, and you certainly do not want their loans with exorbitant interest rates attached. Hell, labels aren’t even really doing tours anymore. They are routing their artists to the many festivals out there, which is something a major used to be good at accomplishing for you. Also, the majors are running around with their heads cut off right now. CEO’s are old school and can’t grasp this ‘internet revolution’. Ask them about ‘viral marketing’ and you’d probably get a blank stare. Continue to rock in your home market. If you live in a Podunk town with one diner and a PA system, well then sure, you should move to a bigger city, but stay within the same state. Build, and then continue to build that fan base locally. In this day and age, everyone has a Facebook and Twitter account allowing concert promotions and band marketing that has never been cheaper or easier. If you guys do a Saturday gig in Austin opening up for a National, and your band kills it, you will get Facebook buzz and that shit is golden. Not to mention free. As more people attend your shows, you will use your two cents of business savvy (not even business, more like interweb skills) to put your DIY CD up on iTunes, which will allow you to make some extra money off of digital sales. Bands are even getting into major festivals using Sonicbids, and there are ALWAYS vote contests for indie bands to jump on festivals like Warped Tour. You just have to be near militant with your persistence. It’s better than having to struggle in Hollywood though, right? My closing comments are this: Look, I’m not the end all say all of how things work. And if you want to go take on Hollywood, and it works out, more power to you. It may be expensive and a rough couple of years, but life is too short to not gamble sometimes. I may actually be the biggest hypocrite because I drove out to L.A. from Austin with a bass guitar and my computer, and couch crashed for three months off of Crenshaw in Korea Town. That was the dreamer in me and I guess it all worked out. However, this is meant as a business suggestion to any inspiring band out there. Consider saving the money and the hassle of being nobodies in a sea of nobodies, and plan your out of market concerts wisely. If you have an opportunity to play LA or NY in some festival, or you have a legitimate interest from an agency, then sure take the trip out to play, that can’t hurt. At least if the show turns out to be a bust and 7 people are there (5 being the bar staff), you have your comfort zone to travel back to. Good luck out there, it’s fun, and never forget that it’s always about the music. Credentials: RC Peters is the owner of Indigo Music Agency in Austin Texas. He has a 15 year music career. He has recorded in England as an artist, licensed music to MTV, as well as video games, which have sold over 8 million copies world wide. He is also a certified IMDB music producer/composer with film credits. He was the head of production for 3 years at the largest independent booking agency in Hollywood before starting the agency in Austin. / July-Aug 2011 /


Lower Class Brats

“The Can’t Miss Show of the Summer”? By: Lazarus

Sloppy Seconds predicted the show on July 30th at Red 7 to be “The Can’t Miss Show of the Summer” and man were they right! The Jensen Eyes and The Creamers opened the show and they both set the tone for the rest of the night. Then tearing through the walls of Red 7, Lower Class Brats came out with the intentions of giving their fans a killer show.... Playing to a packed house, frontman, Bones, interacted with the crowd like always, while fans sang and screamed through the entire set. Playing traditional LCB tracks such as “New Seditionaries”, “Just Like Clockwork”, “Sex and Violence” and the self-titled Minor Threat cover “Minor Threat”, LCB brought on energy which was only fitting before Sloppy Seconds gave it to Austin like no other. 2011 brings on a whole variety of new tracks that LCB is working on in the studio along with a brand new website,, which is coming soon. Being fans ourselves, we cannot wait! LCB also gave us permissoin to release some live clips from the show! Check them out!

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Krum Bums Pre-Release “Cut The Noose” By: Jerm

On August 5th, 2011, local punk rockers, Krum Bums, made a stop at their home base, Red 7, during their current North American tour with Holy Grail and Toxic Holocaust. It wasn’t just a regular tour date though. It was their album pre-release show for their new album, “Cut The Noose”. The album doesn’t officially drop til August 23, but they hooked up the local fans, which was a great incentive for the show. If you weren’t there, you really missed out! But if you are still curious on how the show went, don’t worry! Krum Bums gave us permission to release a few live clips from the show! Enjoy the chaos and join the fun next time “you damn punk kids”!!!!

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Austintagious is a local Austin business that specializes in graphic design, flash web design, audio recording and mastering. They’re pretty much a start-up musicians wet dream! If you need anything done that has to do with marketing your band, they can take care of it. Austintagious is currently working with several local artists including Bridgette Anne Kern, doing some corporate design work for a british owned magazine and they recently did some consultation work for long time friend Duane Buford (formerly of Ministry and currently of The Revolting Cocks). Austintagious is owned and operated by a well-seasoned musician, Matthew Lee Clark, along with his partner, Airika Kaye. Matthew has been all over the scene whether it’s punk, industrial, metal, you name it. He’s the former, songwriter, guitarist, and frontman for the late 90’s industrial band,“Mary’s Window”. Mary’s Window’s first record “Whore” was produced by Matthews mentor, Howie Beno, (formerly of MINISTRY) and by Grammy Award winning producer/engineer, Chris Steinmetz (Smashing Pumpkins, The Cult, Alice in Chains, Tori Amos, etc...) “Chris and I are still friends ... we talked last week because I needed some advice on analogue mastering gear ... God that guy knows his shit!”, stated Matthew. Howie would eventually produce the second album for Mary’s Window on his own label out of NY. Matthew claims he learned most of what he knows about engineering and production from Howie and Chris. “I mean really, could you have better teachers? Just listen to Psalm 69 (MINISTRY) ... It’s f#%king fat!”, stated Matthew. Mary’s Window laid the groundwork for a slew of bands from the late 90’s to early 2000’s. Andy Gerald of Marilyn Manson officially states Mary’s Window as a musical influence on his Wikipedia page. Mary’s Window was slated to record “Like a Dirty French Novel” with Chicago’s own Steve Albini, but the recording studio, Slipdisc, went under before it came to frution. It was later produced independently and is available on, which was their last album. Since the end of Mary’s Window, Matthew has been in several bands and projects reconnecting with his punk rock roots including The Kelly Affair, which Dave Naked, formerly of Screeching Weasel, was a part of. He is also starting a new project here in Austin called “All Mused Up” along with some old faces from the Chicago scene. They plan on playing their first show at Ausitn’s Elysium in October and the date is still TBA. Check out their pre-release to ATX Music Mag, “Never Sing the Blues” along with an old music video by Mary’s Window on the QR codes/ links listed below!




D A N N Y C R O O K S a n d LU L A C 4 8 7 6 P R E S E N T S

LOS LONELY BOYS DAY DANNY CROOKS and LULAC 4876 PRESENT LOS LONELY BOYS DAY Aug. 27th. starting at 7:00p.m. we are having a show at the TEXAS MUSIC THEATRE in San Marcos with LOS LONELY BOYS, VITERA, PATRICIA VONNE, and VALLEJO. Proceeds are going to LULAC 4876. Tickets are on sale in San Marcos at Rosado’s Insurance, Backstage Motors on Guadalupe Street, Sundance Records, and at Waterloo Records in Austin. Also online at www. The Mayor is making Aug. 27th LOS LONELY BOYS DAY so I decided to not only have the show but to give something back to the city of San Marcos by having a free concert on the square from 1:00p.m. till 6:00p.m. prior to the big show at the TEXAS MUSIC THEATRE. Playing the free show on the square will be five bands: KALUA , ESTE VATO, BOCA ABAJO, HELL CAMINO, and DOWN ‘N’ DIRTY. We will also have burgers, fajitas, snow cones, ice cream, sodas, and water available for purchase on this wonderful day of music and family fun. There will be a PETTING ZOO, PONY RIDES, a KIDDIE TRAIN, and FACE PAINTING for the kids. There will not be any alcohol sold on the square making this a true event for the family. Please come and support LULAC 4876.

Danny Crooks managed and then owned one of Austin’s main live music venues named Steamboat 1874. Under his tutelage, Steamboat was an incubator of all varieties of music. He would get a band nobody had heard of and through a residency program, grow them until they were ready to tour. Most of the bands in the Austin music scene over the last twenty-two years came from Steamboat under his reign. Ian Moore, The Arc Angels, Storyville, Billy White, Vallejo, Pushmonkey, PigGie Hat, Del Castillo, Los Lonely Boys, all of Bob Schneider’s bands (The Ugly Americans, The Scabs , Lonley Land and Joe Rockhead) , Little Sister/Sister 7, Mr. Rocket Baby, Better Than Ezra, among others were Steamboat bands. Musicians that got started at Steamboat are now playing or have played with Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Janet Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Emmylou Harris, Dave Mathews, The Butthole Surfers, Meat Puppets, Roger Waters, John Mayer, Sugarland, Jason Mraz, and Lenny Kravitz. Not bad for a little club on 6th street. He also just got an appreciation award at the AUSTIN MUSIC AWARDS this past March for everything he has done for the Austin music scene over the years. He also does the Steamboat Reunion Show the third Sunday in May every year to stay involved in the scene. The next one is on May 15th and features bands that played Steamboat in the 70’s , 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. The bands this year are Del Castillo, Vallejo, Vitera, PigGie Hat, The Lotions, Greezy Wheels, The Sunday Monsters, and Truepenny. He also does a couple of benefits each year for causes he deems worthy. And this year he is doing this one for LULAC 4876. “Since I live in Hays County now, I want to be part of the community and help in anyway that I can”, stated Crooks.


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311 - Universal Pulse (2011)

For only 8 tracks and a total of 29 minutes long, 311’s July release of Universal Pulse, is the best album the band has put out since From Chaos in 2001. Produced by Bob Rock (although his help with 2009’s Uplifter was sub par), and mixed by drummer Chad Sexton, the sound is a large improvement over their recent albums. With tracks like “Time Bomb”, “Wild Nights”, “Rock On”, and “Sunset in July”, the result will surely please its die hard fans, draw in new listeners, and become live show staples. It’s easy to note that these guys are some of the most talented musicians out there, but Tim Mahoney (lead guitarist) is the face of this album with some of the catchiest riffs I have ever heard. A band like 311, with so many different styles mixed together will always have its fans wanting to go in different directions; but they will ultimately continue to progress at their own pace. So toke up, blare this on your radio, and celebrate over 20 years of music with this sweet installment from 311.

Killing in Apathy - Transcend the Architect

Fresh Off the All Lit and Talkin’ Shit Tour…The Sky is The Limit, KIA is upping the Metal Game in Austin. Transcend The Architect is the newest album and transcending is exactly what IS going down. KIA is going above and beyond the expectations of metal going “Balls Deep” in every performance they give. The band not only has been rocking the metal scene all over Austin, but all over the west coast. One of the greatest things about Killing In Apathy is not only do they pump out hard core metal but they do it completely as one unit. There is no one member that stands out over another. They truly rock out as a well oiled machine. I recently spoke with Anthony Stevenson, drummer of KIA, and asked for the Inspiration And influence for their latest Masterpiece. This is what he had to say defines their songs:

“Transcend the Architect”

Clarity Within Chaos - Having a clear moment or epiphany in a world of mass confusion and chaos, and discovering how you’re going to overcome and make it better. Divine Warfare - About the battles throughout history between various religious groups to determine whose god is the right one, and how ignorant it is. Hell Walker - Overcoming an internal or external struggle and persevering


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Transcend the Architect - Surpassing an older negative version of yourself to become a bigger and better being. Pretty deep shit proving that not only is KIA good for your ears, it’s also good for your soul. This album is a must have for your collection.

If you haven’t seen a live KIA show, where the hell have you been? No can catch them on September 9th @ Dirty Dog Bar. Be ready, they put on a room shaking explosive show that is 2nd to none.




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