School of Rock – Review

February 2, 2004

I want to know what these kids will come up with when they have their own head-on collisions with teen angst, not just tribute angst for some outgrown rocker.

Campfire Girls – Review

December 10, 2003

Chicks love damaged goods, and apparently, so does Interscope. So the drug-recovered dudes got a second chance.

Jane Jensen – Burner – Review

December 10, 2003

With the hushed commands “relax..” and “come here….”, powder-voiced axegirl Jane Jensen rocks hard, a fetishy little doll whispering over grinding chords.

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.

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.

Verbena – La Musica Negra – Review

October 8, 2003

We’re talking jangly, twangy guitars, big dipthongs, and mentions of Jesus, salvation, and saints right between girls, devils, and “dirty goodbyes.”

Aalacho – Sugar – Review

October 1, 2003

This is what you danced to at that club when you were so fritzed that the lights ran water and you drank yourself dehydrated. But you danced. Oh did you dance.

Torrez – The Evening Drag – Review

October 1, 2003

Driving into a setting sun, still-green trees rush by with a gleam of orange as you cruise down a winding road, summer in your hair, Fall at your back tires.

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