Author Archives: John B. Moore

Dinosaur Jr: Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not (Jagjaguwar)

Dinosaur Jr. Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not (Jagjaguwar) Of all the ’80s/’90s college rock bands that grabbed nostalgia by the throat and announced plans to reunite with the original lineup, Dinosaur Jr. seemed to be the one with…

Get Dead: Honesty Lives Elsewhere (Fat Wreck Chords)

Get Dead Honesty Lives Elsewhere (Fat Wreck Chords) Get Dead’s second album, ‘Honesty Lives Elsewhere,’ is gritty, a little sloppy, and the veneer has been completely stripped down to the primer – which is everything a punk rock album should…

Dog Party: ’Til You’re Mine (Asian Man)

Dog Party ’Til You’re Mine (Asian Man) If The Ramones were millennial sisters, there’s a pretty good chance they’d sound like Dog Party. The duo, comprised of sisters Gwennie and Lucy Giles, play loud, whiplash-fast, fuzzed out punk rock that…

Fialta: Shadow of a Drought (Self-Released)

Fialta Shadow of a Drought (Self-Released) California’s Fialta create a strain of dream pop that is so ethereal that it practically floats out of the speakers in measured wisps. “Shadow of a Drought,” their latest full-length, shows the four-piece at…

Jon Lindsay: Cities & Schools (File 13)

Jon Lindsay Cities & Schools (File 13) You can’t help but hear folks like Mathew Sweet and Alex Chilton when Jon Lindsay starts to sing. The influences are all over his third and latest effort, “Cities & Schools,” a great…

Cotton Mather: Death of the Cool (Star Apple Kingdom)

Cotton Mather Death of the Cool (Star Apple Kingdom) After a 15-year-absence, Austin’s brilliant and brilliantly underrated power pop band Cotton Mather has reunited and decided to give it another try. And their comeback, ‘Death of the Cool,’ proves that…

Dex Romweber: Carrboro (Bloodshot)

Dex Romweber Carrboro (Bloodshot) Flat Duo Jets fans rejoice! While the stellar psychobilly band has yet to reunite (though I’m still not giving up hope), guitarist/frontman Dex Romweber has just turned in one of his best post-band breakup solo albums….

The Bar Stool Preachers: Blatant Propaganda

From “God Save the Queen” to Rock Against Racism, punk rock was born out of politics. In the decades since the late ’70s/early ’80s though punk for many has morphed from railing against Thatcher and Reagan to singing about farts…

Lee Scratch Perry: Vision of Paradise (Cadiz Music)

Lee Scratch Perry Vision of Paradise (Cadiz Music) Legendary reggae/dub pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry has always been an odd cat, so it’s appropriate that any documentary about him would be just as quirky. Lee Scratch Perry’s ‘Vision of Paradise’ is…

Chris Farren: Loves The Smiths, Sorta

Chris Farren has built a solid fan following thanks to his work with bands Fake Problems and Antarctigo Vespucci (his duo with Jeff Rosenstock), but it took a goofy t-shirt he made, putting a pic of Will Smith and his…