Author Archives: John B. Moore

Dinosaur Pile-Up: Eleven Eleven (So Recordings)

Dinosaur Pile-Up Eleven Eleven (So Recordings) At a time when nary a guitar band can be found on the radio, let alone on the music charts, Leeds-based trio Dinosaur Pile-Up are all power chords and distortion pedals. Proudly picking up…

No One Mind: Self-Titled (Third Uncle)

No One Mind Self-Titled (Third Uncle) ‘No One Mind’ is a break up record of sorts. Formed out of the ashes of an imploded band, Ellis Anderson, Noah Dehmer, and Missy Thangs created No One Mind as an outlet to…

Pete RG: Tender Souls (4L Ent)

Pete RG Tender Souls (4L Ent) With a booming voice that could put the Crash Test Dummies’ Brad Roberts to shame, Pete RG turns in another solid solo record with ‘Tender Souls,’ his second full length after a number of…

Smoke Or Fire’s Joe McMahon: Living In a Whole New World

Smoke or Fire front man Joe McMahon’s first solo outing has been about five years in the making. Over the course of writing the songs which would eventually become ‘Another Life,’ he ended a seven-year relationship, lost his house, his…

Lisa Said: No Turn Left Behind (Self-Released)

Lisa Said No Turn Left Behind (Self-Released) Lisa Said (pronounced Sa-yeed) may be from an Egyptian family, but her latest, the fantastic ‘No Turn Left Behind,’ is all Tennessee (think the hipper East Nashville or the more secluded parts of…

The Moms: Jersey Punks and Comic Books

Sometimes house sitting has its perks; you can live in a better neighborhood for a few weeks, stay in a bigger house and occasionally find time to pull together your next album. “The songs for this EP were written in…

Motown 25: Yesterday Today Forever (Time Life)

Motown 25 Yesterday Today Forever (Time Life) The 1983 TV special “Motown 25” was a defining moment in TV for many. Michael Jackson was at one of the highest peaks in his career and he slayed the crowd with hit…

Sex Stains: Self-Titled (Don Giovanni)

Sex Stains Self-Titled (Don Giovanni) Bands like Bratmobile were among some of the most exciting things to happen to punk rock in the early ’90s, bringing a much-need female perspective to the somewhat stale genre via the Riot Grrrl movement….

Curse of Lono: Self-Titled EP [12”] (Submarine Cat)

Curse of Lono Self-Titled EP [12”] (Submarine Cat) Don’t be worried that their band name sounds like the title of an Adult Swim show, Curse of Lono have just turned in a shockingly sweet debut that is equal parts Teenage…

Motosierra: Buzo Nuevo/La Marcos 7” (Spaghetty Town)

Motosierra Buzo Nuevo/La Marcos 7” (Spaghetty Town) On their latest 7”, South American speed metal band Motosierra ram through two blistering tracks in less than five minutes. Side A, “Buzo Nuevo,” and the flipside, “La Marcos,” are bursts of ferocity,…