Category: Album reviews

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…

Simple Minds: Acoustic In Concert (Eagle Rock)

Simple Minds Acoustic In Concert (Eagle Rock) Simple Minds may best be remembered in this country for their song that played out across the screen during the final shot of “The Breakfast Club,” but the band has an exhaustively large…

Kristin Hersh: Wyatt at the Coyote Palace (HHBTM/MVD)

Kristin Hersh Wyatt at the Coyote Palace (HHBTM) On November 11, 2016, indie queen Kristin Hersh released her ninth studio album, ‘Wyatt at the Coyote Palace.’ The album came with a book as she has done twice before. Then earlier…

Mise en Scene: Still Life On Fire (Light Organ)

Mise en Scene Still Life On Fire (Light Organ) What started out as a duo featuring Canadian art students Stefanie Blondal Johnson (vocals, guitar) and Jodi Dunlop (drums) has blossomed into a forceful quartet with the addition of Corey Hykawy…

The Great Crusades: Until the Night Turned to Day (Mud)

The Great Crusades Until the Night Turned to Day (Mud) For 20 years now, Chicago’s the Great Crusades have been releasing whiskey drinking’, bar livin’ blues rock & roll, which has caught the attention of fans from everywhere from their…

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…

Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove: Under the Covers (Rustblade/MVD)

Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove Under the Covers (Rustblade/MVD) Iconic singer/songwriter Lydia Lunch and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Cypress Grove have collaborated in the past on the albums ‘A Fistful of Desert Blues’ and ‘Twin Horses’ and are back together for a third…

Screaming Trees: Dust (HNE/Cherry Red)

Screaming Trees Dust (HNE/Cherry Red) The Pacific Northwest music scene of the 1990s gave fans a laundry list of phenomenal bands, but before there was Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and so many more, there was Screaming Trees. Formed in 1985…