Shotgun Interview: Glenn Szymanski (Tines)

(Setting up Glenn for the interview…) Glenn: Band interviewed or individual in the music scene interviewed? Mike: Either. We can talk about you, Tines, both… Glenn: Sounds good. Mike: Sick. Let me switch to my laptop, if you’re good right now. Glenn: Sure. Mike: So, I don’t think I’ve worked with you on anything since … More Shotgun Interview: Glenn Szymanski (Tines)

Interview: Rick Horton (The Metallic Onslaught Radio Show)

Have you supported any local death metal shows in Rochester over the last few years? Do you have a pulse? If you answered yes to both of these questions, odds are, you’ve seen Rick Horton. Rick has been supporting just about every extreme metal band in Western and Upstate New York since first getting involved … More Interview: Rick Horton (The Metallic Onslaught Radio Show)

THE BEST READ OF 2018: An Interview with Grant Emeigh from DredNeks

Funnily enough, I just learned how to properly spell DredNeks today. A lot of people spell it “Drednecks”, “Dreadnecks”, “The Drednecks”, or some combination of those three. I always used “Dredneks”, but I suppose the true spelling is “DredNeks”, with that capital N. Anyone who’s seen this band live, knows that Grant Emeigh is a … More THE BEST READ OF 2018: An Interview with Grant Emeigh from DredNeks

Alien Host: A New Event Promoter in Buffalo

Anyone who knows the local bands Seplophile (death metal) or Prepare for the Mindscan (grindcore), probably knows their bassist, Shawn Gomez. Shawn’s been in bands for almost 20 years. I know, because I used to be in some of them. But these days, something has been brewing in Shawn’s mind, aside from fret board handling … More Alien Host: A New Event Promoter in Buffalo

Patron Panel: Mike Kauffman and Joe Tonaus

Occasionally, we’re going to be reconvening the “Patron Panel”, where we’ll ask local showgoers to discuss the best and the worst when it comes to live shows, promotion, venues, etc. The local scene is slowly crawling out of its slump, which makes this the perfect time to gain some more perspective on what’s being done … More Patron Panel: Mike Kauffman and Joe Tonaus