Posted March 7, 2011, 4:21 a.m.
A new live record finds the artist covering all phases of his storied career with whiplash intensity. Husker Du, Sugar and his solo career material ... read more
Posted Nov. 3, 2010, 7:12 a.m.
First record of new material of Rokys since 1994s All That May Do My Rhyme finds the singer in a more reflective mood. The rough ... read more
Posted Oct. 6, 2010, 7:20 a.m.
Just when you thought all the early 1980s output from Chicago bands had been put out there, along comes this release. Negative Element was a ... read more
Posted Oct. 6, 2010, 7:14 a.m.
New solo record from the ex-Icicle Works frontman finds him stretching his wings creatively with spectacular results. Songwriting is the focus here, with guitar leads ... read more
Posted Sept. 13, 2010, 10:07 a.m.
3 disc release of their debut, which was 20 years old last year. Remastered by original producer John Leckie and Ian Brown, the original record ... read more
Posted Sept. 13, 2010, 9:52 a.m.
Having never heard of this band before, I had no idea what to expect. Thankfully I was pleasantly surprised by the music on this EP ... read more
Posted Sept. 13, 2010, 9:50 a.m.
New release from Rockford ILs finest shows that these guys have not lost a step, and in fact, continue to reach new heights as songwriters. ... read more
Posted Sept. 13, 2010, 9:48 a.m.
Being an objective reviewer, I will try and ignore the grossly overboard hyperbole contained in their press sheet. But this is fairly serviceable post-emo rock ... read more
Posted Sept. 13, 2010, 9:43 a.m.
2 disc greatest hits collection of Keenes work over his entire career. Disc #1 focuses on his eighties period of work. The most significant advantage ... read more
Posted Sept. 2, 2010, 10:52 a.m.
Digital release available for free off their website. But dont consider this a throw-away. This Brooklyn trio offers up free-wheelin rock and roll songs that ... read more
Posted Sept. 2, 2010, 10:43 a.m.
After a long hiatus, the band is back with a stunning new release. Skillfully produced again by Hugh Jones (Echo & The Bunnymen, Dumptruck), this ... read more
Posted Sept. 1, 2010, 4:05 p.m.
I have to admit that normally I am not a big horns fan. It really has to take the song to another level for it ... read more
Posted Sept. 1, 2010, 3:57 p.m.
What would a new band that features members of Banner Pilot, The Soviettes, Off With Their Heads, and Dear Landlord sound like if locked in ... read more
Posted Dec. 16, 2009, 1:41 a.m.
Rising from the remains of the pop-punkers Gameface, Jeff Caudill heads out on the road by himself on this trip. Well, not exactly. He does ... read more
Posted Dec. 16, 2009, 1:32 a.m.
If the band name and scary artwork didnt tip me off that this was going to be a brutal audio assault, I guess the Hitler ... read more
Posted Dec. 16, 2009, 1:24 a.m.
Moody, dark, atmospheric rock from this two-piece based out of San Francisco will send a shiver down your spine with this release. Think Peter Murphy ... read more
Posted Oct. 22, 2009, 2 p.m.
The new record by this Scotland group features a finely polished veneer that glides smoothly through your ears from start to finish. The solid interplay ... read more
Posted Oct. 6, 2009, 12:36 a.m.
New live E.P. from these DC music legends. Featuring an earlier line-up than on their last live record (Strange Wine), this fits neatly on your ... read more
Posted Oct. 6, 2009, 12:34 a.m.
I tried to listen to this one with an open mind. I know The Wallflowers never did anything for me. And Bob Dylan? Listening to ... read more
Posted Sept. 16, 2009, 1:30 a.m.
The Lost Broken Bones is the first release on Suburban Home for this four-piece from Israel. This is my first exposure to this band, but ... read more
Posted Aug. 26, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
Bold, in your face stoner rock from members of Bad Wizard and Party Time. If you like your rock heavy with Sabbath sprinkled into the ... read more
Posted July 23, 2009, 3:55 a.m.
The third record finds this Canadian five-piece returning to the smooth atmospheric rock of their debut. But with more songwriting maturity to show for it, ... read more
Posted July 23, 2009, 3:52 a.m.
On this outing Robyn Hitchcock is backed by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows) on bass and vocals, Peter Buck (some big band from Athens?) on ... read more
Posted June 30, 2009, 4:47 a.m.
This new release finds Easton actually fronting a band after many years of mainly playing solo acoustic. Electric guitar leads are abound, and the music ... read more
Posted June 30, 2009, 4:45 a.m.
The first solo record from The Church frontman in seven years, Kilbey handles all the instruments here except drums. Thankfully it does not sound like ... read more
Posted May 27, 2009, 12:32 a.m.
So much going on here its hard to know where to begin. But if you like bands that prefer atmospheric overlays on their songs versus ... read more
Posted May 27, 2009, 12:30 a.m.
Cranky, off kilter rock from this Brooklyn power trio. Best lyrics on this EP (I guess it is an EP; its seven songs clocking in ... read more
Posted May 27, 2009, 12:28 a.m.
Excellent debut solo record from the former Lets Active mastermind. Of course, the sound quality is killer, considering it was recorded in his own studio. ... read more
Posted March 26, 2009, 1:22 a.m.
First full-length from this Chicago band fronted by Chris Thomson (ex-Circus Lupus). Dense, multi-layered rock that will require repeated listening. Thats really because it will ... read more
Posted March 26, 2009, 1:19 a.m.
First EP from this trio that consists of Treiops Treyfid (ex-Pitchblende) on bass and vocals, Aimee Soubier on guitar, and Karl Hill on drums (both ... read more
Posted Feb. 25, 2009, 12:42 a.m.
Raw, grimy in your face rock from these Bostonians. The guitar is mixed high, which is a good thing for these tunes. Most of these ... read more
Posted Feb. 25, 2009, 12:39 a.m.
This looked promising when it first showed up in the mail. But as some wise person once said, looks can be deceiving. This Seattle four-piece ... read more
Posted Feb. 11, 2009, 1:22 a.m.
Cant say that I was too familiar with this bands music. But after seeing them at a recent intimate club show, I walked away convinced. ... read more
Posted Feb. 11, 2009, 1:19 a.m.
This is the third release from these Brooklyn shoe gaze popsters. Twelve songs full of rich textures and somber moods that took ten years to ... read more
Posted Feb. 11, 2009, 1:16 a.m.
Four-song EP from this U.K. band that will be sure to make waves across the globe. Imagine yourself driving down the highway, maybe a bit ... read more
Posted Dec. 21, 2008, 2:25 p.m.
One man project by Portlands Phil Spirito, who evidently has a lot of musician friends that helped out with this recording. Sparse, subtle arrangements are ... read more
Posted Dec. 21, 2008, 2:24 p.m.
Dark, moody, atmospheric rock from this Athens, GA four piece. Sounds like outtakes from The Cures Pornography but if Simon Gallup was on ludes instead ... read more
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