Review: Jonny Manak & the Depressives – Cold Pizza & Warm Beer

Review: Jonny Manak & the Depressives – Cold Pizza &...
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Jonny Manak & the Depressives = The Cramps + The Sonics + Dead Boys … read more

Review: Dex Romweber – Carrboro

Review: Dex Romweber – Carrboro
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Dex Romweber = Nick Cave +Link Wray + Heavy Trash … read more

Review: Kait Lawson – Until We Drown
Review: Tim Barry – Lost & Rootless

Review: Tim Barry – Lost & Rootless
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Tim Barry = Chuck Ragan + Merle Haggard + Billy Bragg  … read more

Review: The Gaslight Anthem – The B-Sides

Review: The Gaslight Anthem – The B-Sides
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 If you haven’t at least gone through Gaslight’s more polished releases, this is not for you, and is not designed to be your first Gaslight experience. They take a shot at The Rolling Stones’ “Tumbling Dice,” which is an uphill battle they manage quite well. … read more

Review: Loves It – All We Are

Review: Loves It – All We Are
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“Western Swing Murder” is a jaunty little tune about a murder that masterfully pays homage to the genre referenced in the song’s title. “Rocket ship” is a quick rocker that showcases Walters’ Springsteen-like charisma.  … read more

Review: The Brains – The Monster Within

Review: The Brains – The Monster Within
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Psychobilly has an inherent problem in that the genre is a formula. Punk mixed with rockabilly decorated with horror imagery. Now by the time most bands have achieved those three elements they don’t seem to look beyond them, and that’s where the genre has become stagnant. Very few bands have been able to break the mold like The Brains. These Canadian psychos play at break neck speeds, but in some unholy way are still able to keep their songs highly melodic. … read more

You, Me and The Devil: The Devil Makes Three

You, Me and The Devil: The Devil Makes Three
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Drawing from folk, hot jazz, all types of acoustic music and just enough edge to put punk on the list, The Devil Makes Three is a one-of-a-kind act that has been spellbinding audiences around the country. This drummer-less three-piece conjures up thoughts of Depression-era sting and jug bands, but remains relevant to the present day. I had a chance to talk to frontman Pete Bernhard about the genesis of such a band and where The Devil Makes Three fits in this contemporary music scene. … read more

Local Review: Atomic 45 – Cauterized

Local Review: Atomic 45 – Cauterized
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Atomic 45 Cauterized Self-Released Street: 04.04 Atomic 45 = System of a Down + Suicidal Tendencies + Corrosion of Conformity I love a band that goes for it unapologetically in

Review: The Brains – Out in the Dark

Review: The Brains – Out in the Dark
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The Brains = Zombie Ghost Train + Gutter Demons + Calabrese … read more