The Sha La Das announce Love In The Wind for 9/21 release

September 18, 2018

Photo by Justin Borucki Bill Schalda raised his sons, WIll (aka Swivs), Paul and Carmine to have a healthy appreciation for group harmonies. A couple of his boys wound up playing with Charles Bradley before his untimely passing. Needless to say, these guys can play. Here’s a little more on the album due out this […]

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The Dirty Nil – Master Volume (album review)

September 17, 2018

Photo Credit: Vanessa Heins The Dirty Nil are an Ontario trio (Luke Bentham, Ross Miller and Luke Fisher) that falls somewhere on the line between White Reaper and Diarrhea Planet, two bands that have responsible for some of the best sets of music I’ve seen these last few years. The reason that bands like them […]

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Axis: Sova announces Shampoo You for 11/16 release

September 17, 2018

Photo Credit: Grant Engstrom Axis: Sova, the Chicago trio of Brett Sova, Tim Kaiser (guitar) and Jeremy Freeze (bass) are back with their 3rd album, Shampoo You via Drag City imprint, God? Records. This track seems to have a little more direction than their earlier stuff. I’m anxious to hear some more. Here’s some more […]

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Grapetooth announce s/t debut album for 11/9 release

September 14, 2018

Photo by Alex Hupp Grapetooth, the Chicago duo of Chris Bailoni and Clay Franke, have been creating quite the buzz round here. Their live shows are supposed to be absurd in all the right ways. As I told their PR guru, their synth-based music is pretty far removed from my typical wheelhouse; yet I find […]

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Saintseneca – Pillar of Na (album review)

September 13, 2018

Photo Credit: Nick Fancher Pillar of Na sees Zac Little and company expanding on their musical palette without losing touch with that hybrid of punk/Appalachian folk that endeared them to many. Sometimes it is easy to forget that our favorite bands are not machines, yet people that are constantly evolving. But for the listener, or […]

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Gold Star – Uppers & Downers (album review)

September 11, 2018

Credit: Mic Becker Marlon Rabenreither, the man behind Gold Star, has been a steady presence in my musical rotation since I stumbled across a set by him and his band at SXSW ’17. On Big Blue, released later that year, Rabenreither’s portrayed someone who’d been through some shit. On every track, the protagonist portrayed someone […]

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Charles Bradley announces posthumous album, Black Velvet for 11/9 release

September 6, 2018

photo: Isaac Sterling The world seems to be beating me down day by day, but every once in a while you get a bit of news that shines through the clouds. A posthumous album by Charles Bradley was today’s ray of sunshine. The track below is everything you want and the video makes me miss […]

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Stoner Control – Alone In The City (album review)

September 6, 2018

photo credit: Jason Quigley In describing this album to a friend, I told him it sounded equal parts Big Star, Pavement and Superchunk. But after constantly spinning their sophomore effort, I started hearing other subtle influences that may or may not be intended or not. Never Be You, one of my favorites, kind of sounds […]

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Aaron Lee Tasjan – Karma For Cheap (album review)

September 5, 2018

Photo By Curtis Wayne Millard Something I am always fascinated with is how there are certain artists that I become obsessed with right away, before they fade away from my rotation never to be heard of again. And then there are certain artists I initially dismiss before coming around; having those artists become a bedrock […]

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Tommy and the Commies announce debut LP, Here Come for 9/28 release

September 4, 2018

Tommy and the Commies are a Canadian band with a sound that reverts back to late 70s punk, when the songs were quick and short. Here’s a little more from the PR squad. Swagger drenched youngster front-man Tommy Commy recruited Strange Jeff by dragging him into a bathroom stall during a punk show, playing him […]

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