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Get Archspired! Death Metal Alive in Corpus Christi.

By Joseph Kahn

Photos: Alex Morgan

Oh geez, if someone told me I’d ever have the opportunity to not only interview the members of one of my all time favorite bands, but to also write an article about their tour, I’d have to hurl myself down a set of stairs to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.

Canadian Tech Death masters, Archspire make a round through the U.S of A for the Tech Trek IV tour with Virvum, Inferi, and Wormhole, and boy am I excited. These dudes have been making a huge impact in the technical death metal scene, with remorseless riffs and furious vocals; it’s hard to imagine them not sticking around for a long time. If you’re looking for a band that’ll make you feel like the machines are taking over while aliens simultaneously come down to masturbate and blow their cosmic loads all over your enslaved faces, this is definitely that band.

What is also pretty damn cool is the cover art for their newest release “Relentless Mutation” was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who did a lot of work for old school favorites like Testament and Atheist. I’m going to have to stock up on extra faces, because these guys, along with the rest of the lineup, are seriously going to melt mine clean off. So if you happen to wake up without your face, don’t worry, I’m putting it to good use.

The Mueller 2019 Moontower Report (summarized by Attorney General William Barr)

Moontower Comedy Festival is an obvious witch-hunt, and has been going on for far too long! I won’t let any more time be wasted with Mueller’s longwinded 380 page review of this years line up of comedians. I’m sure that, like our president, we all believe that the liberal media is the enemy of the people and that words are the nemesis of patriotism. Hence, I have greatly condensed Mueller’s Moontower Report, and to the relief of many comedians, determined that no charges will be filled.

The Spring Invasion:

Motionless in White, Atreyu & Wilson – Brewster Street Icehouse – 4/18

by Joey Kahn

The Spring Invasion Tour, which seems fitting since we here in South Texas are still waiting for Spring to invade. I hope for the sake of all the members in these bands, that it warms up enough for us to see the outline of their bulge in what will definitely be a plethora of tight pants, but enough about fashion and bulges… The tour just kicked off and finds its way to Corpus Christi on the 18th at the wonderful Brewster Street Icehouse. If ever there were a band from my youth, that I’d be surprised to hear is still around, that would be Atreyu. I hope that I’m not the only one who can’t help but yell “FALCOR!” immediately after hearing the name “Atreyu.” Which in turn makes me sad, because I can only think about the scene with the horse. The one where you cry as hard as you will now that you know the nostalgia of your youth, in band form, is coming around to your neck of the woods. If you haven’t seen The NeverEnding Story, then shame on you. 

CC Roast Practice

What better way to get into the Roast Battle spirit then to Roast a few pillars of the Corpus Christi Community. Unfortunately, most of the people in CC with local celebrity status are news personalities, which mean I’ll be punching down with these jokes. Who am I kidding, I’m too afraid to punch up anyway.

Roast Rule #1- Don’t be offended… Remember, in a real roast, anything goes.

Joe Gazin (KIII News)

A lot of people don’t realize that when we see Joe on screen that is the size he is in real life.

Not For A Million Bucks: an interview with artist Mayra Zamora.

with William Henneberger

It is becoming more and more rare these days that you meet someone whom you believe when they say they would turn down an enormous amount of money on principle. I don’t know Mayra Zamora very well, but for some reason, when she said that in this interview, I believed her. In my limited opinion regarding art, I think that may be what it means to be a true artist… just don’t tell that to Norman Rockwell.

If you like what you see or what Mayra has to say follow her on Instagram @MiraMayraArt. Also, be sure to come out and support the opening of her show Rosas Para Mi Corazon at Janet F. Harte Public Library in Flour Bluff, Saturday, March 10th from 3-6pm, or stop by anytime throughout March to see her heartfelt and enjoyable works.

What are some of the pros and cons of being an artist in a smaller market like Corpus Christi?

I love Corpus and its art scene. Since I moved to Corpitos in 2006, I instantly enthralled myself into the art community. I joined K Space Contemporary in the Fall of 2007 and they have become my art

Onomatopoeia my pants: An interview with Comedian Pablo Francisco

I have to start by saying what I knew would be true of this interview before I even made the phone call to Pablo Francisco – It does not do him justice. At first, I thought it would be funny for me to have to spell out and you to have to read all the booshes, woomps, re-roalps, and blehghs, but soon I realized that I suck at onomatopoeia.

Pablo is a master of sound effects and impersonation as you can see by all the characters that pop into our conversation which, I should note, took place around 7am. Of course, the best way to enjoy the many sides of this internationally known comedian is to see him on stage for yourself. All voices are done by Pablo since I also suck at impressions.

Pablo: Hello, this is Pablo Francisco.

Vent: Hey Pablo, this is Wil with the Vent in Corpus Christi. How’re you doing?

P: I’m doing good man. I’m just chilling here on the Internet waiting for your call. And thanks for calling, what’s up man?

V: Yeah, hey. I’m doing pretty good. We just wanted to do a quick little interview to promote the show coming up. I jotted down just some basic stuff and then maybe a little bit of weird stuff too we can get into.

P: Absolutely man, I’m down, man.

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