Category: Album reviews

Partner: In Search of Lost Time (You’ve Changed)

Partner In Search of Lost Time (You’ve Changed) Partner is a Canadian duo made up of Josée Caron and Lucy Niles who are turning ears on with their garage rock and clever sense of humor. On the band’s debut album,…

The Heck: Waiting in Line b/w Why? 7″ (Dirty Water)

The Heck Waiting in Line b/w Why? 7″ (Dirty Water) Singer/songwriter and guitarist Henri Keefman has long history in music with his previous bands de Kaufman and the Miracle Men. He is also half of the current duo Sensational Second…

Teenage Bottlerocket: Stealing The Covers (Fat Wreck Chords)

Teenage Bottlerocket Stealing The Covers (Fat Wreck Chords) Yes, cover albums can be mind-numbingly cliché, usually little more than anything but a stopgap as the band works on new material. That being said, Teenage Bottlerocket have finally cracked the code,…

Naomi Wachira: Song Of Lament (Doreli Music)

Naomi Wachira Song Of Lament (Doreli Music) The definition of the word “lament” is as follows: “a formal expression of sorrow or mourning, especially in verse or song; an elegy or dirge.” Kenyan-born, Seattle-based artist Naomi Wachira, chose to title…

Sonny Landreth: Recorded Live in Lafayette (Mascot)

Sonny Landreth Recorded Live in Lafayette (Mascot) Live albums often mark a pivotal point in an artist’s career and rank high among fan favorites. Louisiana slide guitar master Sonny Landreth returned to his home town for three shows at the…

Tunabunny: PCP Presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (HHBTM)

Tunabunny PCP Presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (HHBTM) With a title like ‘PCP Presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr.,’ you kind of know what you’re in for. Spread across two records, this 28-song, 75-minute opus is a pretty bold experiment for…

Lou DiBello: Heat Wave (Self-Released)

Lou DiBello Heat Wave (Self-Released) Lou DiBello has been a fixture on the stages around Central Illinois since the late 80s. His brand of classic rock and blues-influenced guitar playing and soloing have been an attraction, bringing in scores of…

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…