Music

Freebie Friday, featuring Ivan Muñoz of Vigilante

Ivan Muñoz of Vigilante talks about bringing awareness to his audience via “artivism.” Also, rattle your neighbors with free songs by electropunk artists FIGO, professional industrial troll Caustic, & aggrotech up-and-comers BlakOpz and Ludovico Technique.

Imperative Reaction @ The Rex, Pgh, PA ©2011 Ran Case - DOOM! Magazine

Interview With Ted Phelps of Imperative Reaction

Ted Phelps talks about his new direction for Imperative Reaction, the new self-titled CD, industrial’s incestuous nature, and a *little* bit about dubstep.

I:Scintilla at 31st Street Pub, Pittsburgh, PA ©2011 Ran Case - DOOM! Magazine

Trolling for Musicians: I:Scintilla and Company vs. The Undead

My mission at Pittsburgh’s I:Scintilla show was to ask all the bands there Doom’s favorite question: In the event of a Zombie Apocalypse, what are your plans?


Twitch the Ripper @ The Rex, Pittsburgh, PA ©2011 Ran Case - DOOM! Magazine

Twitch the Ripper @ The Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA

Lonn of Twitch the Ripper talks what this synthpop duo is up to, what they’re going for, and the purity of raw, independent art.

Clint Carney with System Syn @ The Rex, Pittsburgh, PA ©2011 Ran Case

Horror in Oil – The Art of Clint Carney

Clint Carney of System Syn, Imperative Reaction and God Module talks about painting: his favorite mediums, his ongoing shows, and breaking new ground in mixed media.

Datsik at the Rex Theater–Pittsburgh, PA

Dubstep artist Datsik liberally doles out the high-fives and the bone-shaking bass to a full house in Pittsburgh.


Method & Madness–The Crystal Method at Identity Festival

Ken and Scott of The Crystal Method talk about their new songs, their new instruments, decapitated penguins, zombie raves, and accidentally pegging people with Rock Star water.

FIGO at Identity Festival © 2011 Ran Case ~ DOOM! Magazine

FIGO at Identity Festival-Burgettstown, PA

The genre-bending DJing duo talks about their new CD, the non-stop work of unsigned/unagented artists, and the joy of sledgehammers.

Afrobeta at Identity Festival, Burgettstown, PA

This Miami-based electropop pair took over the Dim Mak/Rockstar stage of Identity Festival with boisterous enthusiasm . . . and a plastic pigeon.


Modeselektor at Identity Festival

Modeselektor and the Death of Dubstep

The German electronic duo dishes on ten years of touring, the American music scene, the death of dubstep, and how they might be coming to YOUR town—just to check it out.

Jim Semonik: Cancer Crusher, Electronic Savior

Jim Semonik talks about the impact and future of the cancer benefit compilation Electronic Saviors, as well as his personal humanitarian/self-appointed musical therapist goals.

Sick Twisted Debauchery–Pastimes Pub, Ford City

Butler, PA, is a place for jacked up trucks, guys in sleeveless shirts & well-worn baseball hats, tractor pulls . . . and apparently thrash metal. Formed in 2007 as a garage-based cover band, Sick Twisted Debauchery picked up its two current guitarists in late ’09 and from there started crossing over to original works. […]


Dance Gavin Dance & Iwrestledabearonce – Altar Bar, Pittsburgh

In which I go to a metal show and learn what happened to the girl bands who aren’t on Warped Tour ’11.

One Sweet Burgh–Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh, PA

One Sweet Burgh – Pittsburgh’s Dave Matthews tribute band—puts on a fun, laid-back show.

Project Blue Book Tour–Skrillex in Columbus, OH

The Project Blue Book Tour–aka, How Skrillex Saved the Worst Show Ever.


Flash Bang–End.user in Norfolk, VA

Electronic music artist End.user announced a surprise show via his Facebook literally ten hours before he was supposed to go on stage. Google said the venue was an eight and a half hour drive away, and I didn’t think twice.