Music Reviews

Vent

Behind The Mask

I’m no metal fan, but those who are might like this full-length from Tampa-area (that’s where I saw them and picked up this CD, anyhow) quartet Vent. The production is good, and there’s certainly plenty of material – 15 songs, three of which are over five minutes long (and one of those is over seven minutes!) for 65 minutes worth of material. The guitarist can tap-noodle with the best of them, the singer has a strong voice, and even the packaging is nicely done.

I tend to like the more mellow introspective stuff here, with the exception of the hilariously punky “P.O.T.N.” (which stands for “Piss Off the Neighbors”). But there’s more than plenty of the headbanging stuff, if that’s what floats your boat.

Ventinc@yahoo.com, (727) 384-0015


Recently on Ink 19...

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

Features

On today’s New Music Now, Judy Craddock talks to our musical guest, Nora O’Connor, about her solo album, My Heart, and the captivating new music she’s listening to right now. Tune in for great music, and more ’90s references than you can shake a scrunchie at.

Big Time Gambling Boss

Big Time Gambling Boss

Screen Reviews

Writer Kazuo Kasahara and director Kôsaku Yamashita transcend genre conventions to create the memorable film Big Time Gambling Boss. Phil Bailey reviews.

Frank Bello

Frank Bello

Features

Frank Bello’s new memoir Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax takes us from a New York childhood, to Anthrax stadium tours, to fatherhood with the charming informality of a conversation with an old friend. Then I’m Gone, Bello’s first solo EP, provides accompaniment. Joe Frietze reviews.

An Interview with Starberry

An Interview with Starberry

Interviews

Rising musician Starberry blends rock and roll and post-punk for a refreshing punch that sticks around. Elijah McDaniel talks with the New Jersey artist about creativity, falsettos, and grinding the internet.

%d bloggers like this: