Category Archives: Music

Artist Spotlight: Ballstomper, Lifes

A stacked bill occurred at the Riverwest joint Quarters on Sunday night, drawing a solid and enthusiastic crowd. Hardcore punk band Ballstomper, Atlanta black metal band Malevich, Iowa grindcore band Closet Witch, and powerviolence duo LIFES all gave stellar performances. Ballstomper consists of vocalist Jesse Vile, bassist Cora Bequeaith, and drum machinist Cyborg Mary. Formed this past February and primarily

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Artist Spotlight: DaveKevinAdam, Knaaves

“Climatecore” band Snag celebrated their album release party at Company Brewing Saturday night, bringing along with them hip hop artist DaveKevinAdam, chamber folk band Social Caterpillar, and metal band Knaaves to perform. “People were listening, for real,” DaveKevinAdam said. “They were really paying attention. It felt like people wanted me to talk more between songs, which is new.” DaveKevinAdam moved

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Artist Spotlight: Live Tetherball Tonight

Indie rock outfit Flat Teeth held their “Silent Seconds” album release party at Cactus Club Friday night, bringing along with them two-piece punk band Mertles Acres and emo band Live Tetherball Tonight. A packed house came out to support. Live Tetherball Tonight consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Ryan Gehrig, bassist Josh Rardin, and drummer Josiah Kuechenmeister. Formed five years ago, the

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