Tuesday, December 20, 2011


The Following Review was just released in the new Issue (#19) of Dave Wolff's AEA Zine out of New York.  Southern Gothic Revival was featured in the Premiere Issue of Southern Fried Hoodoo MagaZine this past year.


Review Haiku:
Hoodoo Voodoo Rock
Southern Gothic Revival
Hailz to S.G.R!

I am a huge fan of all things Southern Gothic and that goes for this band as well.            I'm always searching for things which have that dark, gothic, primitive, Southern feel, whether it be art, music, movies, books, etc. It’s great to see a project who knows how to pull together various aspects of Gothic Southern Culture and share it with the world by way of music and other forms of artistic media.
There are certain things I look for when critiquing music… It’s like viewing a diamond, seeing all the different aspects which make up the whole stone… the musician, the band, the musical composition, the overall sound, synchronicity, appearance, stage performance, etc. Some are shiny but have dark spots and flaws… bottom line… some are genuine… and some are as phony as a three dollar bill ya’ll.
So what’s my overall impression of SGR? Well, I see this multi-faceted diamond as the real Mc Coy… as being genuine... true blue, bono fide, Blues… Hoodoo Rock performed with flair and style with a great deal of originality and ingenuity that surpasses much of what is being passed off these days as Blues Rock or Jazz.
I stated in their Interview that their name, “Southern Gothic Revival” really personifies and describes their overall concept and feel rather well. There is a certain ambiance, a certain sound which resonates from this project that’s not pretentious or strained. It all seems to be very organic, like it’s simply a natural outgrowth stemming from their rich musical frame of reference.
One thing that really grabbed my attention and impressed me about SGR from the very beginning was their excellence in maintaining a consistent sound. Now, let me explain, lest you think I mean that all their stuff sounds the same… because it doesn’t. (For that’s a huge pet peeve of mine and I show no mercy when calling that spade a spade).
What I mean is this… they keep a diverse sound between tracks yet never lose their signature sound… and that’s not an easy task. You know how it is when you listen to a CD and you feel like it could be a mix tape yet it’s the same freakin’ band?! Well you won’t find that problem with their albums.
You’ve got to check out their videos too… the videos which accompany their music are not only very cool but also very befitting, in keeping with that whole dark, Southern, gothic atmosphere. Now, why am I making a big deal out of this musical continuity when I could be speaking in more specific terms about the great vocals, guitars, keyboards and percussions or the individual song content, etc?
Well, it’s the overall concept and sound that really grabbed me when I first began listening to SGR and it’s that conceptual sound and consistency that keeps me coming back for more!
If you are a fan of Southern style Gothic Hoodoo Rock and Blues and have a penchant for the deeper, darker side of artistic expression, then this band comes highly recommended. -Doc Coyote

Friday, December 16, 2011



Fabulous Feedback! Riveting Review! An Understanding Heart tells all!

 I just received the most beautiful review for Southern Fried Hoodoo MagaZine...  Feedback like this is such a breath of fresh air and moments like these make all the labor seem so worthwhile.  What really spoke to me was not just the humbling praise which she so graciously bestowed upon us but I thought to myself, "It really goes to show that beauty indeed dwells within the eye of the beholder and that we really do get out of something what we put into it." 

Ka Seeker is obviously one of those souls which contains far more depth than the average.  And this so vividly apparent as we observe her outlook and perspective. So fresh and so full of potential... and what's so amazing is that this from the reading of a simple tome like SFH Zine, she was able to internally capture a vast landscape of experiential knowledge and then share that vision by way of a heart-felt Review. 

I knew from the outset that some people would briskly read through the Zine and then just simply place it in the basket beside the T.V. with the rest of their recent publications.  But I also knew that there would be some who would come to realize the underlying message behind the message (which is the heart of occultism in and of itself) and gather jewels which are buried within the spiritual walls of the Zine as well as use it as a catalyst to gather treasures which are unearthed from our own hearts and minds as the ideas within the Zine make way. 

I could go on and on... for this really sparked something within me... But for now I will just say Thank you so much Kasey for honoring us with your Readership and with such a wonderful testimonial... It's one thing to get this type of feedback from any Reader but especially coming from you this means so, so much.   Without further ado I now present to you a wonderful recap and review of Southern Fried Hoodoo:

If you're the type of folk that wouldn't bat a eyelash at Barnes & Noble's New age section, instead heading over to the dustiest bookstore in town in hopes of finding those spiral-bound gems, then Southern Fried Hoodoo may be for you! With SFH you get that handmade raw juju back into your life with inspiring firsthand interviews, field guides, and recipes straight from Doc Coyote and friends. Each article has a lot of juicy meat, keeping the reader's head churning for days. Hoodoo goes back to its "roots", literally and figuratively, to DIY (Do it Yourself) from scratch. Dig your own roots: research the history of your town, cultivate and prepare your own witchy tinctures, and don't be afraid to question the literature that's out there on let's say, the Hoodoo Devil for example. Why not speak with that devil yourself?

SFH is the first magazine of its kind that covers the blend of European and African folk magic. Only a few others across the globe are beginning to release such literature. I feel fortunate and blessed to connect to so many other practitioners who are putting in writing what has mostly been an oral-tradition. DC stays true to telling it like it is, without having to list a collection of third-hand incantations. Collecting and cataloging old facts has its merits, but reading in between the lines - the process of living this Hoodoo life - is what comes across to me well from the Doc.

As promised, SFH magazine also works well as an energized talisman on your altar space or carried with you. The book brought me a feeling of protection and grounding, simply as an object. I could feel the love that went into each varied article. I could feel how well Doc lives out his practice daily. Therefore to me, the magazine casts away stale-stagnant energies even by a glance of the cover. If you need a personal object of power to get into gear, to go achieve the dreams of your soul, then I would recommend it!

My favorite article was "The Bone Garden; The Bone Cemetery in Hoodoo" by Dr. Corbeaux, which answered some essential questions I've been pondering, about how to get started on respectfully working with the many powers and spirits of the graveyard. I was raised being told the graveyard was a private space that could only be visited by those in mourning. I wondered how to properly seek permission from the graveyard-folk to enter, if the style of graveyard work had any limitations on subject-matter, and how I would see myself in the context of the this work considering my usual style as a bright forest-faerie. I was livid when I learned I could work with the trees or animals within the gates, and not only the ancestors that rest there. I was amazed at the variety of archetypes that could be found in a graveyard - lovers, children, historical legacies, the spiritual guardians of these people, etc. Ahh, it was as if my memory were flooding back to me like a refreshing pool of spring water!! More puzzle pieces of my greater context as a human were being revealed.

Not only Hoodoo practitioners, but anyone may gleam some inspiration from SFH, as there are also personal interviews and on-site research on topics of music bands, art-crafts, or history people places and relics! I enjoyed DC's interviews with musicians, having never noticed how closely the ritual energies of bands are actually magickal operations! I also enjoyed his coverage of Hoodoo visual arts and curios, like Carolina Gonzalez's amazing Hoodoo Shop, (which is actually how I found out about this magazine. I have been following her artwork.) It is so nice to see all facets of Hoodoo in one place. Looking forward to even more ritual curiosities.

Thank you Southern Friend Hoodoo; Doc Coyote's Carolina Conjure for inspiring me and confirming me on my path. I am pleased to own this collector's item of conjure!!

Best Regards,
Kasey "Kaseeker" Robinsong

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


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