by John Justice I believe we are in a revolution. A revolution might seem big and loud, but this one is a bit more subtle. You see, revolution, in its heart, is a geometric term. In its most basic sense it describes a pattern of circular motion. Although, as monumental as it may sound, to […]
As I Walk Through The Valley documents 40 years of musical history and Mexican-American culture. It is the first comprehensive look at rock music in the Rio Grande Valley. The film is an oral history of the popular music of The Valley told by the musicians, promoters, producers, and scenesters who lived it. The Rio […]
by John Justice On a commonly humid night in McAllen Texas, outside the famous Cine El Rey Theater, enCore publisher Daniel Wright and I pushed our way through the crowd, throwing elbows when we had to, and made our way backstage… where the rock-stars live. Hundreds of local youth, just like my friend and I, had come out to see […]
I can’t help but feel like our “iPod generation” has given rise to a serious paradigm shift in the intrinsic value of music itself.
by John Justice My friends, I am a changed man. Not because I’ve learned the meaning of life, and not because the heavens themselves have pulled back their shrouded veil of mystery. I am forever changed for one reason: When I was 16 years old, I discovered one of the world’s most amazing and infinitely […]
by John Justice illustration by Chuck Farmer I am so overwhelmed by the severity of the situation I now find myself in. It damages my calm so much that I’m running away. Actually, I’m racing away, as fast as my car can take me. Things feel bleak. I analyze the situation from a billion angles, […]
Carving a niche and maintaining their roots...
by John Justice My heart is filled with warmth, and my brain is filled with variations of the Mega Man theme song. No, not because I’ve been reminiscing about my Nintendo-filled childhood, but because I’ve just spent the last few hours with Mercedes-based recording artists, The Equations. By far the most fun-loving group I’ve had the chance to interview, Mibo, Robert, Rigo and Ed have […]
“...[Since] we really don’t use vocals, we try to impact the listener as much as we can with our melodies and our style of writing.” - Nico
by John Justice Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with modern recording artists The Child Forgives And Creates. Well, I didn’t meet with all of them, only Kenny, Leo, and Nico. And we stood mostly. So aside from the fact that my opening line was pretty much a lie, right in your face, in broad daylight, possibly right in front of […]
by John Justice illustration by Chuck Farmer “(It’s) too hot! This town is too hot!” Ok, to be fair, the heat isn’t really the town’s fault. Focused rage just sounds so much more compelling than vague complaining. I couldn’t really get your attention by exclaiming, “I’m slightly more uncomfortable than I’d like to be!” But […]
In the Reggae-Dub Style
by Jim A freestyle mix of reggae, hip-hop and alternative rock, Supertree has a sound that can get any bar or party up on their feet. Vocalist/Guitarist Mike Landeros, Bassist John Justice (who plays on a SEVEN string bass) and Drummer Allen Lingesjo, all from Harlingen, formed after the departure of Sons of The Beach. […]