The Breeders – All Nerve – Review

December 6, 2018

Kim and Kelley Deal make difficult music. This is tough sledding at first – like much good and great music – but it’s interesting and at times, very good.

Pixies – Head Carrier – Review

September 26, 2016

The Pixies 2.0’s second tilt, Head Carrier, picks up where the first one, Indie Cindy, left off; and like its predecessor, it’s a bit uneven.

Local H – Hey Killer – Review

April 10, 2015

Hey, Killer is the most consistent Local H record since 2002’s Here Comes the Zoo and the band’s best since at least 2004’s Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?

Pixies – Indie Cindy – Review

June 20, 2014

Since I’ve already reviewed two-thirds of full-length Indie Cindy through EP-1 and EP-2, I don’t feel the need to rehash those songs. The new ones are not even as good as the high points of those two EPs.

Pixies – EP-2 – Review

January 24, 2014

The Pixies went a whole four months before releasing EP-2 on their site in early January. And I want to say it’s an improvement over EP-1, but it’s not. Let’s see why.

Pixies – EP-1 – Review

October 11, 2013

It’s a tough thing for a band that hasn’t put out new material in more than 20 years (aside from two singles) to come back like gangbusters.

Starflyer 59 – IAMACEO – Review

March 8, 2013

On IAMACEO, Jason Martin reflects on the travails of both life and faith, two subjects he’s always pontificating on, especially after the death of his father.

RevoltRevolt – Latah Nights – Review

October 5, 2012

Somewhere between fuzzy garage rock and the guitar wah-wah of Dinosaur Jr., RevoltRevolt are tour mates of fellow Boise, Idaho, indie stalwarts Built to Spill.

Jack White – Blunderbuss – Review

July 27, 2012

I hate to use the term “watered-down White Stripes,” which I’m sure someone out there has used to describe Blunderbuss, but I’m almost forced to.

Intended Play 2012 – Review

May 25, 2012

In January, Matador released Intended Play 2012, a sampler LP of new and classic songs from various artists for the outrageous sum of $1.98.

No Regrets – Ace Frehley – Review

December 23, 2011

Wanna rock all night, and party every day? Ace Frehley, he of the Spaceman makeup and Cherry Sunburst Les Paul did, and now he tells his life story.

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