Low Culture

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on Inquisition and Doing Better as a Scene

March 27, 2018

Stay vigilant and speak up, especially for those who can’t speak for themselves. We can all do better at this.

The Economics of Art and Culture and Why You Should Help Devout Rcrds

March 19, 2018

As a small Leviathan-affiliated record store and screenprinter are being forced out of Portland due to rising rent. Jef Whitehead and Stevie Floyd explain the importance of record stores in 2018.

The Art of the Deals: On Promoters and Labels

September 18, 2017

Is there an offer that’s too good to be true from a record label in your otherwise empty inbox? Neill Jameson urges you to reconsider.

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on Confronting Mental Illness

May 19, 2017

It shouldn’t take a tragedy like Chris Cornell’s suicide to make us focus on depression and metal illness.

Angry About Bandcamp’s ACLU Donation? Then Delete Your Band’s Account

February 2, 2017

Neill Jameson provides a protest idea to any musician wounded by Bandcamp’s plans to donate all of this Friday’s earnings to the ACLU. 

Deck the Hails: Neill Jameson’s Christmas Playlist

December 1, 2016

Neill Jameson sounds off on the holiday season and gives you a playlist to impress your internet friends with. 

And Now a Considered Response to Some Considered Comments

November 8, 2016

Never one to fart in a crowded elevator and leave, Neill Jameson returns to address some responses to his recent op-ed on crowdfunding in metal. 

We Owe Each Other Nothing: Just Break Up

November 3, 2016

A metal band has launched a crowdfunding campaign, so fans can donate them a “living wage” in order to continue as band. Our Neill Jameson wonders how the fuck we got to this point. 

Halloween Wishes from Neill Jameson

October 31, 2016

“No one even eggs houses anymore because they only want to buy cage free organic eggs and that shit’s expensive.” 

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on his favorite record stores in the United States

August 15, 2016

Krieg‘s Neill Jameson on the best record stores in Philadelphia, Richmond, Providence and Chicago.

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on Fan Entitlement and What Bands Really Owe You

August 8, 2016

You bought the record. You wear the shirt. But does that mean you deserve an explanation from Nails about why they are on hiatus. Neill Jameson doesn’t think so. 

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on Nails’ Todd Jones and Actual Scene Bullying

June 28, 2016

Our Neill Jameson thinks Metalsucks totally missed the point of Nails. Or maybe they’re just baiting you for clicks. 

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on Antifa and the Danger of Self Righteousness

June 16, 2016

An anti-fascist protester tear-gassed a Taake show to the benefit of absolutely no one. 

Krieg’s Neill Jameson On the Trappings of Ego

May 17, 2016

Agalloch are no more. Sort of. Neill Jameson thinks someone’s dick might have gotten in the way of things. 

Ah, The Memories: Top 5 Deciblog Posts of 2015

December 31, 2015

I’m no more or less happy to drink my way across tonight’s hallowed boundary between old and soon-to-be-old than I have been any other year.  I’m certainly more than willing to present you with five of this year’s best blog posts.

Low Culture with Neill Jameson: Thoughts on Backlash Whiplash

September 29, 2015

A bit back, I wrote a piece on our blog about how women are treated in metal, and I learned a lot from the experience. The main takeaway? Holy shit, are there a lot of stupid people out there.

Low Culture: Neill Jameson on Maybe Not Treating Women Like Sperm Receptacles

August 28, 2015

I recently realized that I’ve been having more and more discussions with people about how women are treated within the metal scene, and music in general. Turns out my knee-jerk reaction to throw jokes at the problem wasn’t the best way to address it.

Low Culture: Sun & Fun Edition

July 17, 2015

It’s now the summer season, where half of you will make some joke that wasn’t funny the last seven years you told it about being a vampire that burns in the sun. It’s also festival season, where a majority of you go out to various places in packs and get shit-house drunk while not paying attention to any of the bands you claimed you wanted to see, yet be fully prepared to complain about the bands you didn’t like.