Category: Album reviews

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…

Bad Cop/Bad Cop: Warriors (Fat Wreck Chords)

Bad Cop/Bad Cop Warriors (Fat Wreck Chords) The California punk rock four-piece Bad Cop/Bad Cop have been through a VH1’s Behind The Music’s-worth of living since their 2015 full length debut, ‘Not Sorry.’ The band has had some amazing highs…

Bryan Adams: Wembley Live 1996 (Eagle Rock)

Bryan Adams Wembley Live 1996 (Eagle Rock) Bryan Adams is one of those musicians that just seems to have been around forever. It’s hard to think back to a decade when he wasn’t making music and he’s managed to revive…

Banditos: Visionland (Bloodshot)

Banditos Visionland (Bloodshot) The past two years spent on the road have done nothing to dull the sound and ambitions of Nashville, by way of Birmingham’s Banditos. Their 2015 self-titled debut (Bloodshot Records) was a magnificent mix of ZZ Top…

Stacy Jones: Love Is Everywhere (EZ Money)

Stacy Jones Love Is Everywhere (EZ Money) When you think of the Pacific Northwest music scene, you obviously think of the “grunge” movement of Seattle or the indie rock coming out of Portland, but nestled quaintly in a corner of…

Ayron Jones: Audio Paint Job (Sunyata)

Ayron Jones Audio Paint Job (Sunyata) Seattle guitar whiz kid Ayron Jones has come of age with his second full length album ‘Audio Paint Job.’ Jones worked his way up in the music scene of Seattle playing guitar anywhere he…

The Dustbowl Revival: Self-titled (Signature Sounds)

The Dustbowl Revival Self-titled (Signature Sounds) Venice, California-based band the Dustbowl Revival roll deep; like Arcade Fire deep. All eight members clearly serve a vital role as the band has managed to turn in one of the most exciting records…

Haircut One Hundred: Paint and Paint [Deluxe Edition] (Cherry Red)

Haircut One Hundred Paint and Paint [Deluxe Edition] (Cherry Red) Criminey, the folks at Cherry Red Records just find better and better albums to rerelease. Haircut One Hundred is one of those grossly underrated bands which should have ruled the…

The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight 2004 Festival (Eagle Vision)

The Who Live at the Isle of Wight 2004 Festival (Eagle Vision) The packaging will tell you that The Who delivered an incendiary performance that “lived up to the fan’s expectations and memories of 1970.” Well … God love publicists….

Fastball: Step Into Light (Fastball Partners)

Fastball Step Into Light (Fastball Partners) The backlash against Austin-based pop rock trio Fastball came pretty fast, even by modern pop culture standards. Their sophomore effort, 1998’s ‘All the Pain Money Can’t Buy,’ spun off three really big hits: “The…