Author Archives: John B. Moore

The Yawpers: Boy in a Well (Bloodshot)

The Yawpers Boy in a Well (Bloodshot) Clearly not a band to shy away from a challenge, the Denver country punks in the Yawpers decided to make their third LP a concept record about a tragedy set in World War…

Hamell On Trial: Tackle Box (New West)

Hamell On Trial Tackle Box (New West) The first voice you hear on the tenth album from acoustic punk poet Hamell On Trial is from Donald Trump (“I’d like to punch him in the face,” declares the Whiner in Chief…

Brick + Mortar: Dropped Again (Self-Released)

Brick + Mortar Dropped Again (Self-Released) For a two-man band, Brick + Mortar have figured out a way to make an impressively big sound. On ‘Dropped Again,’ their latest album, Brandon Asraf plays guitar, bass and sings with Jon Tacon…

Korby Lenker: Thousand Springs (Soundly Music)

Korby Lenker Thousand Springs (Soundly Music) Nashville musician Korby Lenker decided to skip the traditional record studio for his latest album, ‘Thousand Springs,’ and take a field trip instead. Armed with his guitar, some recording equipment and a tent, he…

Teenage Bottlerocket: Stealing The Covers (Fat Wreck Chords)

Teenage Bottlerocket Stealing The Covers (Fat Wreck Chords) Yes, cover albums can be mind-numbingly cliché, usually little more than anything but a stopgap as the band works on new material. That being said, Teenage Bottlerocket have finally cracked the code,…

Tunabunny: PCP Presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (HHBTM)

Tunabunny PCP Presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (HHBTM) With a title like ‘PCP Presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr.,’ you kind of know what you’re in for. Spread across two records, this 28-song, 75-minute opus is a pretty bold experiment for…

Sammy Brue: I Am Nice (New West)

Sammy Brue I Am Nice (New West) It would be easy to simply dismiss Sammy Brue’s debut LP ‘I Am Nice’ as little more than a novelty. It’s the work of a 15-year-old, so naturally a raised eyebrow or two…

Rozwell Kid: Precious Art (SideOneDummy)

Rozwell Kid Precious Art (SideOneDummy) Over the years, SideOneDummy Records has done a yeoman’s job of discovering an eclectic and brilliant collection of indie and punk musicians and bringing them to a larger audience. From Gogol Bordello and Flogging Molly…

Bad Cop/Bad Cop: Warriors (Fat Wreck Chords)

Bad Cop/Bad Cop Warriors (Fat Wreck Chords) The California punk rock four-piece Bad Cop/Bad Cop have been through a VH1’s Behind The Music’s-worth of living since their 2015 full length debut, ‘Not Sorry.’ The band has had some amazing highs…