The Sullied – Meltdown – Review

November 26, 2003

Many of the songs are heavy, but they’re heavy in a King’s X way, not heavy in a “we base our songs off the parts of Pantera songs we can actually play” way.

The Rumblers – Hold On Tight – Review

November 26, 2003

Part greaser rock, part melodic punk. There’s thoughtful, hard-livin’ lyrics, but there’s also countrified punk, and ’50-style whoa-whoa melody and harmony.

The Planet Smashers – Mighty – Review

November 26, 2003

The Planet Smashers are a five piece ska band. They’ve been together for nine years, and have garnered a lot of cred in their five albums for Stomp Records…

Pink Grease – All Over You – Review

November 26, 2003

While most “indie” bands are paying homage to the lo-fi rock of the ’70s and early ’80s, Pink Grease is doing them all one better and delving back to the 1950s.

Les – The View From Here – Review

November 26, 2003

Les is passionate, a multi-instrumentalist. But he’s not a wimpy singer/songwriter you want to kick the shit out of, for fear he’d write a song about it.

Judith – Pills – Review

November 26, 2003

The production is smooth, the rough-fuzzed guitars are sexy. The lyrics are a work in progress. Perhaps tweaking the prescription could set things right.

The Black Lips – Review

November 26, 2003

Post-Nuggets garage punk, likeyou mighta seen on Estrus pre-Hellacopters, chock fulla two-minute screechers, the resulting desperately-needing-a-scrub racket.

Eyes Like Knives – Review

November 26, 2003

A well rocked-out poke into emo’s soft gut pulls out the worthwhile bits and pieces that’ll help keep the jagged burn from warm and yelpy.

The Telegenic – Review

November 19, 2003

Bar-band pop-rock with an anthemic streak that wants to cross the pop horse-sense of “Jessie’s Girl” with the grandiosity of Bruce Springsteen.

The Primetime Heroes – Review

November 19, 2003

Young and fast, Kansas boys The Primetime Heroes wear their worship of Goldfinger, New Found Glory, Green Day, and Less Than Jake on their sleeves.

Ultralash – Review

November 19, 2003

Bare bones personal, basic and raw, this sound comes from the inside: The insides of neuroses, the insides of instruments, the insides of heads.

Tzefa – Feed Me – Review

November 19, 2003

A four-song EP from this novel New York metal band. Melodic metal with violin and male/female singers has been done before, but it perks the ears every time.

1 2 3 4