Cover Story: Thirty Seconds To Mars

Posted in Features, Interviews, Uncategorized with tags , on 06/11/2018 by kurtorzeck

Jared Leto cover story

I recently interviewed Jared Leto about his rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars for the April cover of Music Connection. Check out the full article here.

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The Bad Penny New Music Releases Schedule 2018

Posted in Latest New Releases Schedule, Lists, New Releases, Uncategorized on 06/10/2018 by kurtorzeck

 

Exmortus album cover - Sound of Steel

6.8.18
Abstracter – Cinereous Incarnate
Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge – Midnight Hour
Ana Egge – White Tiger
Angel – Woman
Angelique Kidjo – Remain in Light Continue reading

Best Albums Of 2017: War On Drugs, Queens Of The Stone Age

Posted in Lists, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 06/10/2018 by kurtorzeck

War on Drugs album cover A Deeper Understanding

1. War on DrugsA Deeper Understanding (Atlantic)
2. Queens of the Stone AgeVillains (Matador) Continue reading

Guided by Voices’ August by Cake: FLOOD Review

Posted in Album Reviews, Reviews with tags on 04/29/2017 by kurtorzeck

Guided by Voices’ August by Cake album cover

Here is my album review of Guided by Voices’ terrific August by Cake — the 100th release by frontman Bob Pollard. “By the time its 71 minutes are up, ‘August by Cake’ leaves a resin-free aftertaste.”

The Violent Sleep Of Reason Episode 6, 4.26.17

Posted in MP3s, The Violent Sleep of Reason with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 04/29/2017 by kurtorzeck

Farsot’s Fail-lure album cover

The Bad Penny’s new program through Radio Free America, “The Violent Sleep of Reason,” focuses on new and upcoming heavy-metal releases. The show’s sixth installment featured new cuts by FarsotAncient AscendantArtificial BrainNothing Left and Vampire.

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The Violent Sleep Of Reason Episode 5, 4.19.17

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Varg’s Götterdämmerung album cover

The Bad Penny’s new program through Radio Free America, “The Violent Sleep of Reason,” focuses on new and upcoming heavy-metal releases. The show’s fifth installment featured new cuts by VargNecrowretchAll HellTombs, Suffocation and Coltsblood.

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Royal Thunder’s ‘Wick’-ed Awesome Gig: Two Cent Review

Posted in Concert Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on 04/15/2017 by kurtorzeck

Brant Bjork, Royal Thunder, Black Wizard and Nick Walker’s Acid Guide Service at the Shredder in Boise, ID, 4.14.17

Royal Thunder frontwoman Miny Parsons, doing her best Kurt Cobain impression at the Shredder.

With sweat dripping off their faces and their bodies thoroughly spent, Royal Thunder huddled together onstage at the Shredder on Friday night after a blistering show, powwowing about their latest concert victory. Continue reading