Author Archives: John B. Moore

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,…

Logan Lynn: Modern Day Gene Kelly

It’s been four years since Portland’s Logan Lynn last put out a full length. And despite coming out with a wildly popular Miley Cyrus cover in 2013, his latest record is aligned much closer to ’90s college radio rock and…

Pansy Division: Still Witty After All These Years

The world has changed a lot since Pansy Division first got together in 1991. Music trends have come and long since been forgotten, labels have started, thrived and imploded, and all the while Pansy Division has continued to churn out…

toyGuitar: Clean Up After The Mess

Prior to launching toyGuitar, Jack Dalrymple had already built up a fair amount of punk rock credibility thanks to his time with One Man Army, The Re-Volts, and Dead To Me. Adding in guitarist Miles Peck (Swingin’ Utters), bassist Paul…

Close Lobsters: Desire & Signs EP 7” (Shelflife)

Close Lobsters Desire & Signs EP 7” (Shelflife) The short-lived Scottish jangle pop band Close Lobsters never really got the recognition of some of their peers like Aztec Camera or R.E.M., but damn, did they deserve it. Around just long…