Naps, Thai Food and Dogs: An Interview with Xerxes’ Joseph Goode

by Jake Curtis Local Louisville hardcore outfit Xerxes has been a mainstay in the punk scene for about five years. Since its beginning, starting out as a five-piece, the band has changed drastically from its loud, raw brand of hardcore to a catchier, darker and noisier blend of punk and 80’s Goth rock.  The band’s lineup has also switched up several times, and now has four members:  Will Allard on guitar, Joseph Goode on bass, Ben Sears on drums, and Calvin Philley as vocalist/lyricist. Recently, Xerxes has started to tour in support of its new album, Collision Blonde, which was…

Oregonians Mash Bluegrass and Punk for Musical Explosion

Storming the stage of Headliners Music Hall tonight (Feb 8th) at 8:00pm, Oregon-born jammers Larry and His Flask have been described by the New York Times as, “a breathless, polymorphous good time.” Guitarist/vocalist Ian Cook said of Flask’s notoriously calamitous and physically demanding live show, “we like to involve everyone. It’s like one big community situation.”