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What’s Cooking with Mario from Epic Proportions Tour?

It all started with an old school bus and some used vegetable oil. That, and a crazy idea dreamed up by a musician and former artist manager. Why don’t we make some waves in the music industry and take music to the people who need it by gathering up young, local, unsigned bands and sending them out on tour to do some free shows at colleges, high schools and […]


Food Flavored Song: Dumb For You by Hoodie Allen

“You go home at midnight and stay out until breakfast.” Hoodie Allen’s “Dumb For You” caught me a bit off guard. I’m a fan of Hoodie’s style of blended hip hop with lyrics that are closer to being sung than they are to being spit. While “Dumb For You” still features some singing hip hop, it is the pop flare created by the funky guitar riff and booming 808’s […]

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Food To Record To: In Studio with Buchanan

When I was just a wee lad preparing to run off to the local recording studio and drop some Chocolate Covered Gerbils’ tracks, my mama always made sure I didn’t leave without a gourmet bagged lunch in my hand. As she handed it to me she would tussle my hair, kiss my cheek and say “Recording on an empty stomach is bound to make your […]


Listen: Nearly Perfect Hooks from Seinabo Sey, Caotico, Skizzy Mars and Lincoln Jesser

Stir-fried rice and bacon flavored chickpeas work best when prepared to: Swedish pop/soul artist Seinabo Sey’s “Pistols at Dawn” is one of those songs that just causes a person to pause and listen. I’m talking the world stops type of deal. This is in large part to the stunning vocal display that Seinabo puts on. Her voice is an instrument itself which ranges from the powerful howl that backs the chorus […]


Cook: “Bacon” Chickpea Fried Rice

I imagine it went down something like this: On Halloween Night 2009, a Cleveland girl gang known as the Chickpeas rounded up their throng of members and decided to cash in on the internet’s love of bacon. Each underling dressed up as a slab of bacon while the leader, Cherry Pit, played the part of a pig. The girls piled into their cars and drove into the suburbs for […]


Click: Male Pole Dancers, Vegan Meat Stands, Short Little Summer Love Songs, Carrageenan Gets the Axe and More Things That Caught My Eye This Week

This stuff was so worth getting my panties in a bunch: Articles: Vegan Meat Stand Seeing Some Success in Minneapolis Cleveland City Council Passes Meatless Monday Resolution Carrageenan getting the axe in some soy milk brands National Male Pole Dancing Champion Crowned….and he’s a Vegan! Recipes: Baked Broccoli Burgers from One Green Planet Grilled Peach Edmame Salad from Eat Spin Run Repeat Blueberry Pie from The Whinery Raw Korean BBQ Tacos from The […]


Listen: Party Out Back Courtesy of Cygnets, Work Drugs and Air Traffic Controller

Of tempura sweet potatoes, sushi, mutating mustaches and: I’m not sure a death march can sound both haunting and happy, beautiful and terrifying at the same time. If it could, it would probably be in the same vein as Cygnets single “Gallows”. This one comes from the band’s 2014 release, Isolator. A stunning visual delivery of the track: It’s hard to see an out of control […]


Cook: Tempura Sweet Potato Sushi

I noticed the barfly as soon as we walked in to our favorite sushi laboratory. He was sitting at the counter ogling the sushi rolls that the bandanna clad chef was furiously preparing. The counter man was rather non distinct (middle aged, chubby and balding a bit) except for the creepy handlebar mustache that adorned his upper lip. That thing was totally uncalled for in the kind […]


Food Pairing 101: What Goes with Guided by Vices by The Dirty Nil?

A week ago The Dirty Nil sent their new 7 inch into the world via Fat Wreck Chords. The album features the previously paired “Cinnamon” (listen to that one with a pile of Fried Apple Pancake Rings) and its B-Side “Guided by Vices.” B-Side? Shit…if this is a B-Side then the Dirty Nil hasn’t gotten the message that a B-Side is supposed to be a throw away, […]