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[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN - BERSERKTOWN EDITION] Lust For Youth

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN – BERSERKTOWN EDITION] Lust For Youth

Every week leading up to Berserktown II, we will be posting a Seven Questions interview with a band playing the fest. This week: Lust For Youth. Last week: Wax Idols. Scandinavian people are so odd. Doesn’t it feel like they’re always just eating fish spreads for breakfast and making cute affordable furniture and taking good care...
[TO DO] Win Tickets To See Motörhead In LA 8/22 By Guessing The Wolfpack's Favorite Songs

[TO DO] Win Tickets To See Motörhead In LA 8/22 By Guessing The Wolfpack’s Favorite Songs

  Usually for these contests we just ask you guys to tweet us something moderately amusing in a fill-in-the-blank scenario and while that’s been fun and all (some of you are kind of funny, we guess), we’re going to change it up for this particular give-away. If you want to see Motörhead live in LA...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN - BERSERKTOWN EDITION] Hether Fortune Of Wax Idols

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN – BERSERKTOWN EDITION] Hether Fortune Of Wax Idols

Every week leading up to Berserktown II, we will be posting a Seven Questions interview with a band playing the fest. This week: Wax Idols. Last week: Milk Music. Since our primary concern here at Cultist is objectivity and journalistic integrity, I’m going to recuse myself from writing this intro paragraph to the interview with...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN - BERSERKTOWN EDITION] Milk Music

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN – BERSERKTOWN EDITION] Milk Music

Every week leading up to Berserktown II, we will be posting a Seven Questions interview with a band playing the fest. This week: Milk Music. Last week: Screaming Females.  Fuck I love Milk Music. The Olympia, WA by way of Mars quartet often gets compared to the likes of the Meat Puppets, Sebadoh, and Dinosaur Jr....
[CULT TALK] Guantanamo Baywatch Just Want You To Put It In A Bag And Twist It

[CULT TALK] Guantanamo Baywatch Just Want You To Put It In A Bag And Twist It

Most people don’t usually take “party bands” too seriously except, well, when they want to party. Those people have yet to meet Guantanamo Baywatch. These guys have been giving rock ‘n’ roll fans what they want since they dove head-first into the scene about five or so years ago. Guantanamo Baywatch was one of the first...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN - BERSERKTOWN EDITION] Screaming Females

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN – BERSERKTOWN EDITION] Screaming Females

Every week leading up to Berserktown II, we will be posting a 7 Questions interview with a band playing the fest. First up: Screaming Females.  You know those days when you wake up feeling like you’re buried under a thick layer of very finely ground sand, and you would get up, if it wasn’t for...
[TO DO] Win Tickets To See Swans + Angel Olsen At The El Rey Theatre on 4/14

[TO DO] Win Tickets To See Swans + Angel Olsen At The El Rey Theatre on 4/14

  A legendary show is hitting Los Angeles on April 14th and we’ve got the hook up for any die-hard fans out there. Like we’ve done in the past, we’ll be doing a ticket giveaway contest for anyone who wants to see Swans and Angel Olsen this Tuesday the 14th at the El Rey. To...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] We Give Walter TV A Loonie For Their Thoughts

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] We Give Walter TV A Loonie For Their Thoughts

Here are a few things I know about Canada: They do not understand Mexican food, however their potato chip game is on point (see: Old Dutch dill pickle flavored heaven crisps). They have a city (Calgary) that is basically like Texas, full of ranchers and cowboys and oil, and there is a great soap opera...
[CULT TALK] Slutever: Best Friends First, Pop Culture Anthropologists Second

[CULT TALK] Slutever: Best Friends First, Pop Culture Anthropologists Second

  Female best friendship occupies an exalted position in the hierarchy of human relationships. It is arguably more intimate, more demanding, and more supportive than any other; but more than anything it provides unparalleled solace from the horrible, taxing nature of growing up and finding ourselves. There are countless examples of this in pop culture,...
[CULT TALK] Seattle Noise Punks Stickers On The Gnarliness Inherent In Cuteness

[CULT TALK] Seattle Noise Punks Stickers On The Gnarliness Inherent In Cuteness

On their debut LP Swollen, Seattle’s Stickers sounds dissonant and detached – like they’ve just returned from an acid trip and are trying to communicate their spiritual epiphanies through heavy no-wave guitar riffs and saxophone skronk (a word I wasn’t familiar with until my chat with the band). In a live setting though, the band...
[CULT TALK] Geoff Rickly On United Nations, Collect Records, And His Health Goth Gym Look

[CULT TALK] Geoff Rickly On United Nations, Collect Records, And His Health Goth Gym Look

  Geoff Rickly is really easy to talk to. Like, really easy. So easy that my interview with the former Thursday frontman (which took place backstage before a show with his current band, United Nations) started out harmless and light-hearted, and soon meandered into a mountain range of topics, from enacting social change to creative...
[CULT TALK] Danny Kroha of The Gories

[CULT TALK] Danny Kroha of The Gories

I remember the day I was first introduced to The Gories. You would think it would have been in Detroit, the band’s hometown and just outside the city I grew up in, but in fact it was in somewhere a bit more remote: Salem, Oregon. I had just turned nineteen and was visiting my soon to...