Rex Brown Shows Off Songwriting, Singing, and Soul With Smoke On This…

Pantera was the first concert I ever attended and at said show in April of 1994 vocalist Phil Anselmo, still high on the fact that Far Beyond Driven had crushed expectations to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts, declared that if Metallica weren’t going to make solid heavy metal records anymore then Pantera were taking their crown and sitting on the throne from now on. Using a lot of cuss words. [Read more…]

Juiceboxxx Sounds Familiar Yet Fresh On Freaked Out American Loser

Oh my, the second coming of the Beastie Boys? A new oasis where Ill Communication plays 24/7, processed through an even more punk rock filter? Maybe the more fucked up Nirvana tunes (“Territorial Pissings” and “Very Ape”, for example) combined with the most masterfully crafted Beasties heavy jams curated by a gentleman who is Ad Rock, Mike D, and MCA all rolled into one? [Read more…]

Dishwalla Return With New Singer, Refreshed Sound On Juniper Road

Who’da thunk I’d be here in 2017 writing ecstatically about a new Dishwalla album?!?! Honestly, I remember “Counting Blue Cars” from 1995 and absolutely NEEDING to get Pet Your Friends as soon as humanly possible and not much else which is weird because after hearing Juniper Road, their fifth studio album, I’ll be hard pressed with a reason to forget them again.

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Hogan’s Goat Channel Some Greats Yet Forge Their Own Sound On Solid Debut

Those of you out there thirsting for Suck Out The Poison-era He Is Legend infused with some of the raw Clutch of the mid ’00’s are in luck because Hogan’s Goat has an album for you! [Read more…]

INTRCPTR Goes For Short, Sweet, and Heavy On I

Yearning for the next slab of Pelican amazingness to drop? Well, you still have to wait but in the meantime, INTRCPTR is the cure for what ails ya! AND this duo happens to feature Pelican’s own Larry Herweg on drums so there’s that at least. [Read more…]

Sheer Mag’s Need to Feel Your Love Lays It’s Sneer On Pretty Thick…

 

Let me start by saying if you don’t like 70’s rock throwback bands, this is not the album review for you.  It’s definitely been an up and down 20 years of revivalism from the good (The Darkness), the bad (Airbourne), the inbetween (Danko Jones) and the god awful (Wolfmother).  Sheer Mag is unapologetic and that’s a fair thing – from their image to their logos and their videos.  It’s campy, but that whole era was campy. [Read more…]

Eldridge Rodriguez Hit O’Brien’s On July 15th! Don’t Miss it! Also, Read This Post!

Disclaimer! This review was spurred on solely by the fact that I won’t be able to experience the “Rodriguez” live on July 15th in person (Goddamn you, family obligations!!!) and needed some place to vent and get as many of you to pay attention and, hopefully, go in my stead. This was also spurred on by the fact that Eldridge Rodriguez is awesome and deserve your attention.

But I digress.

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Spoiler Alert: There Were No Good Old Days [Meet Me In The Bathroom Book Review]

Meet Me In the Bathroom reminds me of the old saying:  “You don’t eat until you’re full, you eat until you hate yourself.”

In this case, you party until you kind of hate yourself.

(Buckle in, buttercups, you’re in my car now.)

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