The Finer Points of Sadism Full of Hooks Review by Kent Manthie   The Finer Points of Sadism is a duo consisting of husband/wife Jacob & Ashley Sackett, hailing from Boise, ID.  They’ve been making music for about a decade now – going back to their mid-teens as they’re now in their mid-20s. Their new […]

The Fantastic World of Sadism!

The Finer Points of Sadism A Deeper Appreciation for Hatred DIY/Netlabel Review by Kent Manthie Lately I’ve been getting lots of albums by various netlabels featuring all sorts of interesting bands/artists who’ve put together albums’ worth of material for download.  Well, I’ve been doing a lot of downloading of music lately and one of the […]

More New Saustex Material!

Chief Fuzzer Transcendental Road Blues Saustex Media, 2012 Review by Kent Manthie Besides my receiving a rarity – an EP of sorts on good old fashioned vinyl – from Austin, TX-based Churchwood I received at the same time, another 7-inch vinyl EP (four songs) from another Texas band, Chief Fuzzer. This one is entitled Transcendental […]


Starfucker Reptilians Polyvinyl Records, 2011 Reviewed by Kent Manthie Calling all of Montreal fans: if you dig the scene Kevin Barnes is tripping in these days, you will also love Starfucker. Their new CD, Reptilians,is a wicked, outer-space, party-people album that shines from start to finish. The mesmerizing, sex-fueled, dada-style they play is what […]

Have a Nice Day!

Here’s a little something that ought to pique your interest.  This was written by Dr. Lawrence Britt.  It is a list that is intended to clue one in to what the author feels are the 14 most obvious points of a fascist state – anyway – here they are.  And – also – I couldn’t […]

Joan of Arc alum releases boffo solo work!

Victor Villarreal Invisible Cinema Joyful Noise Records, 2011 Review by Kent Manthie This, the new solo CD from Victor Villarreal, guitarist extraordinaire, Invisible Cinema, is a real departure from his appearance on the latest Joan of Arc CD, Life Like, on which he appears as one of the twin lead guitarists (Tim Kinsella also plays […]