Bongo Fury – Review

June 1, 1994

Bongo Fury, Peter Moore’s spoken word project, comes across in a small venue. Moore is truly amazing if you can really concentrate on him.

700 Miles – Dirtbomb – Review

June 1, 1994

John Carlin’s guitar and voice dominate 700’s sound. He sings his lyrics in a powerful, soulful voice reminiscent of Corey Glover of Living Colour.

Chevy Heston – Review

April 1, 1994

Not since The Crying Game has there been such secrecy. The release date has yet to be announced. The pre-release, surprise surprise, has not been received.

Eve’s Plum – Envy – Review

April 1, 1994

Like Jan Brady, Colleen Fitzpatrick is a blond wisp of a girl, and at 24 could still sit pouting outside the principal’s office at Catholic High School USA.

Birdbrain – Princess – Review

February 1, 1994

The sound is catchy pop rock with the mean grungy guitar trodding heavily along. They harmonize many of the choruses. The three piece can pull it off live.

Chainsuck – Review

February 1, 1994

Mary Dee Reynolds’ lovely, calming voice soars over all of the infused techno pop. Imagine Kate Bush fronting Gene Loves Jezebel.

The Breeders – Last Splash – Review

February 1, 1994

15 songs, no two sounding alike. Each song has Deal’s ethereal vocals and a bassy bottom. Thick on the bottom, dissipating into airy, trance-like waves on top.

This Is Not Here – Review

February 1, 1994

Many of the songs have a lapping ocean feel, a swaying groove saturated by wild guitar effects, reverbed and/or mechanized, and thundering bass and drums.

Asylum Street – Review

December 1, 1993

Newcomers to the local scene, Asylum Street have been rocking Derringers with a potent sound that belies their experience.

Plush – Review

December 1, 1993

A simple name, a recognizable logo, a lot of spirit and energy in the music, photogenic members, and a gutsy, versatile, friendly and magnetic female vocalist.

Mr. Right – Review

December 1, 1993

Mr Right is a catchy rock band playing tongue in cheek, swagger in step and smile on face. Without resorting to cliches, they play fun bar room rock ‘n’ roll.

Heretix – Review

September 1, 1993

They recently signed on the bassist to Left Nut (and old school punk rock fave), and, drum roll please, get signed to CherryDisc.

The Dots – “The Model” – Review

September 1, 1993

I like it, I’m not sure why. The promo pack had cut and paste reviews that informed me that nobody gets these guys. I don’t feel better, just equally stupid.

Mocha Java – Review

June 1, 1993

Their tasty blend of blues, jazz, funk, bluegrass, and folk (not to mention a dash of psychedelia) is a delicious switch from our regular brand.

700 Miles – Review

June 1, 1993

From melodious, street-level sub-pop grit to hard-edged acoustic R.E.M.ish semi-folk to alternative blues jams with twangy harmonies and congos… congos?!

Little John – I Wanna Be Sure – Review

June 1, 1993

“I Wanna Be Sure,” the first of the record’s two songs, captures Little John at their most infectious. The song has been called cute, but hey, it’s refreshing.

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