John Reis

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Orion Festival In Photos: The Bands, The Scene, And The "Potato Tornado"

    I spent the past two days at Atlantic City's Bader Field, which played host to the inaugural Orion Music More Festival, a two-day "music, arts and lifestyle" bonanza put together by the thrash kings in Metallica. It was pretty great all around—James Hetfield kept referring to the bash as a " ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 23, 2011


    Hot Snakes slither into Brooklyn

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Ten Bands From The '90s That Haven't Reunited

    Mark Ibold, still happier about the Pavement reunion than you are​So Chavez is reuniting, or whatever you want to call it. A Pavement reunion just dominated most of last week in New York City. Before that, it was a never-dissolved-but-certainly-largely-inactive Superchunk. In the past few year ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    On Obits's "Pine On"

    Former Obits outfit Hot Snakes were a hate-splattered, sneering, Wipers-homage, a flaming collision of blues and attitude and just a bit of romance. Before Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu were the feedback kings of San Diego--violent, long, anguished drones; winding, wound-up tracks to match. Both bands ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2008

    The Night Marchers: Speedo Reborn

    Tireless garage-rock titan John Reis unveils his latest creation