Category: Album reviews

Lady Wray: Underneath My Feet b/w Guilty (Big Crown)

Lady Wray Underneath My Feet b/w Guilty (Big Crown) Brooklyn-based Big Crown Records opened its doors a year ago and was founded by producer and multi-instrumentalist Leon Michels (El Michels Affair, The Arcs, Chicano Batman) and DJ Danny Akalepse. In…

Gina Sicilia: Tug of War (Blue Elan)

Gina Sicilia Tug of War (Blue Elan) Philadelphis-born Gina Sicilia is a vocal stylist who has made her mark as a bodacious soul singer and torch song blues diva with a powerful husky alto. Sicilia recently made a move to…

Skating Polly: New Trick (El Camino)

Skating Polly New Trick (El Camino) Over their eight years as a band, Skating Polly has released four albums and for their latest, the 3-song EP ‘New Trick,’ the band are pulling out all the stops. Kelli Mayo (guitar, vocals)…

The Dollyrots: Whiplash Splash (Arrested Youth)

The Dollyrots Whiplash Splash (Arrested Youth) A couple weeks ago, one of the best releases of 2017 came out with the Dollyrots’ sixth studio album ‘Whiplash Splash.’ While throttling her Gibson Thunderbird bass, Kelly Ogden’s voice ranges from sugary sweet,…

All Them Witches: Sleeping Through the War (New West)

All Them Witches Sleeping Through the War (New West) Despite their clear and obvious talents, some groups are inevitably trapped in that gray area between basking in the limelight and limping along as average white noise playing almost unnoticed in…

Chris Bergson Band: Bitter Midnight (Two shirt)

Chris Bergson Band Bitter Midnight (Two shirt) Artists are often associated with a city or region; Chris Bergson is New York City through and through. His music are the voice of the soul of the city. His latest album ‘Bitter…

Cory Branan: Adios (Bloodshot)

Cory Branan Adios (Bloodshot) The fact that Cory Branan is not on the tongue of every musical tastemaker around is proof that the system is broken. Across a half-a-dozen albums, Branan spins out one brilliant story after the next, blending…

Curse Of Lono: Severed (Submarine Cat)

Curse Of Lono Severed (Submarine Cat) The debut, self-titled album, ‘Curse of Lono,’ is a beautiful life force to suck into your soul. From start to finish, the record delivers interesting and biting lyrics, sung to a unique blend of…

Dude York: Sincerely (Hardly Art)

Dude York Sincerely (Hardly Art) Picture, it: Grand Valley State University between 1998 and 2003. Twenty years ago-ish. Yellow Card, Sum 41 and Third Eye Blind were in heavy rotation on the airwaves and constantly echoing in the ears of…

Ron Gallo: Heavy Meta (New West)

Ron Gallo Heavy Meta (New West) There is something heartening about a kid raised in the ‘90s who doesn’t immediately track to the obvious pop punk or neo-emo clichés in making music. Ron Gallo’s New West Records debut (and second…

Anthrax: For All Kings 7-inch Box Set (MegaForce)

Anthrax For All Kings 7-inch Box Set (MegaForce) In what can really only be described as a gift to the fans, Anthrax is releasing their amazing and monumental album ‘For All Kings’ as a limited edition 7-inch box set. The…