Category: Reviews

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…

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…

BoDeans: Thirteen (Free & Alive)

BoDeans Thirteen (Free & Alive) It’s been nearly 35 years since Wisconsin roots-rockers the BoDeans first got together and they continue to churn out new music. But if the last few records are any indication, they may have run out…

Amber Sweeney: Believing In Love (Self-Released)

Amber Sweeney Believing In Love (Self-Released) For her fourth release, Amber Sweeney teamed up with producer Geoff Ott and took full advantage of his vaunted London Bridge Studios to bring a high level of sophisticated production to a stellar seven-song…

Jeff Hobbs: Upward (Self-Released)

Jeff Hobbs Upward (Self-Released) It’s cool to be an “outlaw” again, at least in country music. And no, we’re not talking about those guys who give a middle finger to the law or do jail time just to get firsthand…

The Cranberries: Something Else (BMG)

The Cranberries Something Else (BMG) You couldn’t turn on a radio or a video channel on your television in the early 1990s without hearing The Cranberries. Their first three albums — ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So, Why Can’t We?’…