Review: Good Riddance – Peace in Our Time
Review: NOFX – Stoke Extinguisher

Review: NOFX – Stoke Extinguisher
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I’m not going to try and convince you to like NOFX—if you’ve been around this music at all, then you know who they are and what they do, but this EP is them doing it at their best. … read more

Review: Hank 3 – Brothers of the 4×4

Review: Hank 3 – Brothers of the 4×4
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If you’re like me and you respect everything Hank 3 does—from the grind metal to his early traditional country work, and everything in between, but you wish he’d focus on making honest-to-goodness country music, a honky-tonk-as-hell kinda record, then this is for you.  … read more

Review: Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves – Canyons

Review: Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves – Canyons
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Rollicking blues-thumping rock n’ roll bleeds out of these guys. Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves are a full-throttle rock band with a full, rich sound that is as colorful and as it is raw. Wollard, who’s also in Hot Water Music, takes several steps closer to a more roots-influenced rock sound than he’s done in the past. His song writing, always at a high level, seems to have gone even higher, probably due to the fact that he’s the clearly at the helm of these Ship Thieves, and Canyons is very much his vision. … read more

Review: C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo

Review: C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo
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C.W. Stoneking = The Pinehill Haints + Screamin’ Jay Hawkins + T-Model Ford … read more

Review: Darius Koski – Sisu

Review: Darius Koski – Sisu
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Darius Koski = Neil Young + Nick Cave + John Doe … read more

Review: Various Artists – The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute

Review: Various Artists – The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute
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As mortals, it’s only natural that we contemplate our demise. How will I be remembered? How will my passing be marked? When No Use For A Name frontman Tony Sly left this plane of existence, the global punk rock community seemed to come to a screeching stop. … read more

Review: Tony Joe White – Hoodoo

Review: Tony Joe White – Hoodoo
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This blues-like punk rock, in a way, is very simple—it’s often played with the same chord progressions, tempos and even instrumentation. So, like punk rock, it takes talent creativity and originality—all of which are not found in high amounts on Hoodoo.  … read more

Review: Corespondents – Land of the Low People

Review: Corespondents – Land of the Low People
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Now I don’t want to come across as turning my nose up at this record, but Land of the Low People just goes too far. It seems to be experimental for experiment’s sake—make this Utah boy just don’t get it, but each of these 15 instrumentals has very little to latch on to. Jazz and country elements sound great when they’re played, but then they are bent into something unrecognizable (or, in most cases, enjoyable). The strange fact is that I can tell it took a lot of talent create this record, I just can’t imagine anybody electing to let this thing play for longer than 10 minutes or so. … read more

Local Review: Red Top Wolverine Show – Sloppy Jalopy

Local Review: Red Top Wolverine Show – Sloppy Jalopy
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Red Top Wolverine Show Sloppy Jalopy Rev 313 Street:12.05 Red Top Wolverine Show = Rolling Stones + Dead Boys + Model T. Ford These hell stomping garage blues boys and a girl attack with their music, but they keep it bluesy enough to make it refreshing. Most “Garage Blues Bands” have more garage than blues,