By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Aug 06, 2004 at 5:11 AM

{image1}Area band Paris, Texas released its New Line Records disc, "Like You Like an Arsonist," on July 13. The CD was begun at Madison's Smart Studios, where Garbage and Nirvana -- among others -- have recorded and where a car smashed through the wall just hours after the band left the room.

But PTX also chose to record some of the disc here in Milwaukee at Bionic Studios, originally set up by the now defunct Citizen King, with former C.K. guitarist Kristian Riley and Justin Engel, who has served as Bionic engineer since the studio's inception.

Stay tuned to OMC for a full-length feature on Paris, Texas and "Like You Like an Arsonist."

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.