Andy O'Connor

Features

Ten Years of Power Trip, Texas Hardcore Heroes

A look at the legacy of the Dallas hardcore band, who recently celebrated their 10th anniversary with a hometown mosh-gala.
Andy O'Connor
11.26.18
The 2017 Music Issue

In Austin, Country Dancing Isn't Corny Anymore

The city's honky tonk resurgence is two-stepping into the future, with a twist.
Andy O'Connor
11.7.17
Premieres

Stream Pissed Jeans' Fierce New Album 'Why Love Now'

We talk to Matt Korvette about the Philadelphia band's fifth record.
Andy O'Connor
2.16.17
Premieres

Integrity's New Split with Power Trip was a Long Time Coming

Stream the vicious new split from Cleveland's legendary dark hardcore bruisers Integrity and Dallas death thrashers Power Trip.
Andy O'Connor
6.15.16
sxsw 2016

Newsflash: SXSW’s Metal Presence Is Still Pretty Goddamn Pathetic

Barring MDF putting on a miniature edition at SXSW, it might be time to say goodbye to any hopes of the festival getting metal right.
Andy O'Connor
3.24.16
Interviews

Consuming Impulses: Like Rats Talk Death Metal, Crossfit, and Ripping Off Obituary

Stream the Chicago death crew's new album, 'II' (out 3/25 on Southern Lord).
Andy O'Connor
3.23.16
Festivals 2015

good kid, g.l.A.A.s.s. city: A Weekend at Houston's Inaugural Day for Night Festival

We spent the weekend at the festival tasked with making Houston—the fourth largest city in the country—a festival destination in Texas that isn't Austin.
Andy O'Connor
12.23.15
SXSW 2015

Pack Up Your Pentagrams and Sit This One Out: Metal And SXSW Are Officially Over Each Other

SXSW booked barely any metal this year, and metal fans have less use for the festival than ever.
Andy O'Connor
3.25.15
Premieres

Jessika Kenney Brings Doom to Classical on "Pamor"

Wolves In The Throne Room and Sunn O))) guest vocalist comes center stage.
Andy O'Connor
3.13.15
Premieres

Gaze Into the Abyss of Arizona Death Metal Tyrants Gatecreeper's "Poisoned Mind"

Listen to a diabolical new tune from the Arizona death metal crew's upcoming split with Take Over And Destroy.
Andy O'Connor
2.21.15
Premieres

Let Black Pussy Show You Their 'Magic Mustache' in Full

Yes... that name. But still, stream the new stoner rock LP in full now, out via Made in China Records.
Andy O'Connor
2.17.15
Premieres

Hey Softies, Theories Are Here to Put Your Sub-Par Deathgrind Attack to "Shame"

Get crushed by the new track from the also members of Skarp and Samothrace.
Andy O'Connor
2.12.15
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