Music

Drone 2: The Subversive Sound of Sunn O))) | Norberto Gomez

Originally presented at the Southeastern College Art Conference, Roanoke, Virginia, October, 2016 for the panel: Sound Art and Subjectivity. “Drone 2” is a continuing investigation into drone metal and digital culture begun by the author in The Book of Cannibals (Sybil Press, 2014). While there is some repetition, this essay expands the scope of…

A Moon Shaped Pool | Damian Hondares

Everyone has one of those formative moments in life, when they suddenly come to the realization that, in that moment, of all the infinitesimal moments in the entropy of the universe, they will begin to become the person they ultimately choose to become. For some, that moment of enlightenment comes…

Blackstar: Trolled by the Goblin King

On November 19, 2015, I fell in love with a song that had just been posted on YouTube. Accompanied by a surrealist 10-minute music video, this was what can only be classified as “weird shit.” The song was called Blackstar, by David Bowie. From the opening moments, all I could…

Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz (2015) | Norberto Gomez, Jr.

I had a dream David Bowie taught us how to skateboard But he was shaped like Gumby -Cyrus, “Twinkle Song” There is something great about the image of tweens at a Miley Cyrus concert being forced into existential quandary by the pop star they grew up with now performing with…

Broadside: An Interview

Emerging from a city deeply rooted in controversial history and a city known for Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death, BROADSIDE is resurrecting this message with pure punk mastery. BROADSIDE is a five piece punk rock band from Richmond, VA formed in late 2010; they have shared the stage…