Tuesday, August 22 2006
Keeping it gully is so important to Brooklyn rapper Maino that on “Paper Gangster” he actually says, “you rap / that ain’t that hard to
What Else Does the Time Mean is wonderful for those who appreciate Jandek's form of anti-music, and utterly impenetrable for the uninitiated.
Monday, August 21 2006
The gritty, seedier side of power punk... straight out of Cleveland.
The epilogue to the band with the ridiculous name is an engaging enough remix EP.
While Substance Abuse have something to say, they may need a little more than flow to do it right.
Upbeat, but with a blue-toned soul, Prince Diabaté's latest CD is well worth hunting down.
While a two-gendered duo might look suspiciously calculated at first glance, the Dagons have been plying their trade for the better part of a decade
Sunday, August 20 2006
You have to love a band that would dub the first song on any album “Evil Knievel”, and The Mouse That Roared does just that.
Friday, August 18 2006
‘Heavy metal disco’ may be a label that causes switch-off but wait a minute, this is the same Justice from Justice vs. Simian’s “Never
This Athens, Georgia, group is the idea of Ryan White and his growing plethora of songs. As a result of this proflific streak, White has
You don’t have to be lonely to gain solace from this album. It is enveloping, it’s baby bathwater warm, sun on your cheek,
Having opened for artists like Tim Easton, Robbie Fulks and Slobberbone, The Kickbacks know what Americana is all about. And they excel in that realm
Thursday, August 17 2006
Editors try to keep the momentum up here, by repackaging a few B-sides and a track off the two-disc British limited edition version of their
I hate records that you can instantly get a feel for and sink your teeth into; they often leave you disappointed at the end. And
On first tone, you’d think this was the Youngblood Brass Band. But the Root 70 jazz quartet’s sound grows much larger on Heaps Dub,
There’s an inherent problem with out-of-high-school bands—and that’s maturity. Sometimes the artist will arrive both musically and lyrically loaded on the
“Singer” and “songwriter” Adam Gnade would like his “vocals” to be seen as resembling those of Lou Reed and the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn,
Wednesday, August 16 2006
These two premier Canadian guitarists (tendencies of Burrell, Montgomery, Kessel, etc.) have it sown up with retail sites that let you hear the first half
Funkiest Man In Africa is so glad to be alive, someone should start a cult around it.
Rekid is supposedly Matt Edwards’ (aka Quiet Village, Radio Slave) more “underground” work and it proves an apt description. From the creepily crawling bass of