Author Archives: John B. Moore

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…

Bryan Adams: Wembley Live 1996 (Eagle Rock)

Bryan Adams Wembley Live 1996 (Eagle Rock) Bryan Adams is one of those musicians that just seems to have been around forever. It’s hard to think back to a decade when he wasn’t making music and he’s managed to revive…

The Dustbowl Revival: Self-titled (Signature Sounds)

The Dustbowl Revival Self-titled (Signature Sounds) Venice, California-based band the Dustbowl Revival roll deep; like Arcade Fire deep. All eight members clearly serve a vital role as the band has managed to turn in one of the most exciting records…

Fastball: Step Into Light (Fastball Partners)

Fastball Step Into Light (Fastball Partners) The backlash against Austin-based pop rock trio Fastball came pretty fast, even by modern pop culture standards. Their sophomore effort, 1998’s ‘All the Pain Money Can’t Buy,’ spun off three really big hits: “The…

BoDeans: Thirteen (Free & Alive)

BoDeans Thirteen (Free & Alive) It’s been nearly 35 years since Wisconsin roots-rockers the BoDeans first got together and they continue to churn out new music. But if the last few records are any indication, they may have run out…

Bayside: Opening Up On ‘Vacancy’

It’s been almost two decades since Anthony Raneri first started the pop punk band Bayside. Over that time, the group has had a few line-up changes, toured the world several times over and watched the music business jump from genre…

The Band Of Heathens: Duende (BOH)

The Band Of Heathens Duende (BOH) It’s been four years since their last record and a slew of lineup changes since their founding, but thankfully little has changed for Austin-based five piece The Band Of Heathens. They still cling tightly…

X Japan: We Are X (Magnolia Home Ent)

X Japan We Are X (Magnolia Home Ent) X Japan may be the biggest band in the world you’ve never heard of. But this brilliant documentary does a fantastic job of making you care about them regardless. The team behind…

The Dirty Nil: Minimum R&B (Fat Wreck Chords)

The Dirty Nil Minimum R&B (Fat Wreck Chords) Canadian trio the Dirty Nil may only have one proper studio LP to their name, but thanks to an onslaught of singles and EPs dating back to 2011, there are plenty of…