Interview with Tim McIlrath from Rise Against: Prophesying A Favorable ‘Endgame’

A government by and for the people cannot perish unless profiteering government-sponsored corporate entities destroy the infrastructure, dissuade the entrepreneurial spirit, endanger the environment, puppeteer unsolicited foreign wars or impose stringent rules handcuffing its own citizens. But take a look at what’s happened lately. Even the cheeriest forecasters must admit …

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Interview with Danny Danko: Strains Of Truth

As millions of Americans get ready to toke up in celebration of 4-20, esteemed High Times cultivation editor (or whatever title he has this month as the supreme marijuana publication’s masthead is forever changing) Danny Danko has unleashed the most comprehensive examination of cannabis strains yet. Able to reach a …

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Interview with Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai: Turning Away From The Light

Fertile Scottish combo, Mogwai, became a provocative ‘post-rock’ beacon in the mid-‘90s, extending upon the profound reverb-heavy shoegazing Jesus & Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine devised and the proverbial noise rock experimentalism Sonic Youth pillaged. Fronted by proficient guitarist Stuart Braithwaite, these artful punks established themselves as one of …

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Interview with Glenn Mercer from The Feelies: Jersey’s Best Kept Secret, Go ‘Here Before’

Marking their latest unexpected comeback, 20 years after their fourth studio album, the Feelies are like a cat with nine lives. Originally from Haledon, the Velvet Underground-nurtured outfit, led by singer-guitarists Glenn Mercer and Bill Million, scored instant left-of-the-dial radio success with 1980’s soft rock masterstroke, Crazy Rhythms. Prefiguring …

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Beer Trails: High Point’s Ramstein Beers Go Beyond German Tradition

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s timeless adage, ‘Whatever doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger,’ seems appropriate describing High Point Wheat Beer Company’s steady rise in the face of a thankfully bygone era when generic lagers ruled the roost, crowded store shelves and saturated indiscriminant guzzlers. Creating its inaugural Bavarian-styled beers …

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Interview with Jack Sharp of Wolf People: Climb Broad ‘Steeple’

It took a high-spirited emigrating crew of youthful Australians to perfectly capture the ruggedly forceful post-Beatles rock period (1969-1973) without sounding dated, half-baked or just plain generic in the 21st century. Still in their developmental stage, Wolf People display all of the key ingredients necessary to recreate the glorious fertile …

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Interview with Nick Urata from DeVotchKa: Reaching Climax With ‘100 Lovers’

Shrewd Mexicali-influenced gypsy punks, DeVotchKa, came to the fore in the year 2000 when native New Yorker, Nick Urata, a soon-to-be pedigreed Chicago musician, left the cold Midwest confines to link up with fellow Chi-town deserter, ex-bassist Jon Ellison to form an early version of his exotic band in Denver. …

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Beer Trails: Andy’s Corner Bar Flaunts Jersey’s Finest Beer

Tucked into the tiny Bergen County town of Bogota, Andy’s Corner Bar is neither run by a guy named Andy nor on the corner, but it’s definitely the perfect bar for beer connoisseurs frequenting Manhattan watering holes such as Jimmy’s No. 43, Hop Devil Grille, David Copperfields and d.b.a. Located …

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Interview With Walter Schreifels Of Rival Schools: In Bloom

It’s been a decade since New York’s auspicious ‘undie’ supergroup, Rival Schools, delivered their first official long-player, 2001’s stylistically influential and ambitiously inventive United By Fate. But after a long layoff, the time has finally arrived for the feisty foursome to reconvene in the studio and drop a latent …

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Beer Trails: Top 50 American Stouts

First and foremost, I’m a stout beer lover. Perfect as dessert and just right for a liquid meal, these creamy lactose-sugared brews are some of the tastiest suds marketed. Softer thirsts claim stouts are too heavy for summer afternoon consumption or session feasting, but I digress. Stouts not only make …

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