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, […]


Listen: Just Beetin’ It with Sea Legs, Eric Lilavois, Lincoln Jesser and The Tallest Tree

There’s something inherently wrong with beet ravioli. It just isn’t right, in the head. That means it would pair fabulously with: Byron Knight, frontman for Central Coast indie band Sea Legs, traveled through the US back in 1998. While on this trip he had one of those personal encounters that will stay with a person forever. At some point Byron crossed paths with an elderly crippled […]


Cook: Beet Ravioli

One of my most vivid memories from the preteen era of my life is gallivanting through the metropolis of Newville, Pennsylvania with a large spray paint can in hand. On any surface I could find, and there were like five buildings in Newville so I had quite a selection, I painted my favorite slogan, “You don’t turn your back on one of your own” (yes Mister Policeman, I did […]


Where We Eat: Green Mint Asian Grill

I’m not one to be bogged down by the supernatural or anything but a few weeks ago I was at one of those parties where everyone wears a face cover and chants strange things into their neighbor’s ear when this lady in dark satin floated over and whispered  “Green Mint Asian Grill” so that only I could hear it. Before I could catch her name, she vanished into […]


Click: Animal Free Prom, A Tick Bite Vegan, Beignets, Life is a Bitch and Other Odds and Ends From the Week That Passed

These were the things that made me say hmmmm: Articles: 33 Vegan Comfort Food Recipes that May Be Better Than the Original Portland Hosts a Vegan Prom to Wrap Up Try Vegan Week 21 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in America The Lone Star Tick Could Make You Vegetarian Subway is Testing an All Vegan Sub Recipes: Smokey Lentil and Sweet Potato Tacos from Vegan Richa Raw […]


Listen: Date Night Mix Featuring Young Rising Sons, Zella Day, Jakil and Pimpton

Feeling a date night? Put these tracks into your high speed blender and bust them into pudding: I’ll be completely honest, Little Daylight and I are pretty much on the same wavelength. If they write an original song, chances are I’ll be dancing with it for weeks. If they choose to remix a song, I usually like it. Their remixes have turned me on to a […]


Cook: Date Night Pudding

It was date night last evening in the Branson household. Now I know what you might be thinking and I assure you this has nothing to do with our normal date antics like dinner and a movie, being raped by aliens, taking blood samples or running a crack cocaine ring (yep, 27 out of 37 were just me and J-Fur having fun). Last night was all about the […]


Food Flavored Video: Party Tennis by Pedico

When we walked off the tennis courts last Thursday we left behind a large number of flirty female types drunk on Lemon Whiskey Slushes. After a foggy weekend of fruity fun we returned to the courts today only to find they had been taken over by the beer guzzling gutter punks down the street. You know the type, they defecate and urinate all over the floor and don’t even care. […]


Artist’s Cookbook: Lemon Whiskey Slush Courtesy of Minka

I’m going to let Philadelphia Fun(k)-Rockers Minka do most of the talking in this post because they are just that entertaining. What you need to know before we get there is: Minka just released their follow-up to last year’s successful self-titled EP. This go round is called the Republican. If you are walking through your local cocktail lounge and hear a track that features punchy drums, […]