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A Band Named Rubber: The Interview

You get an interesting set of results if you attempt to Google a band named Rubber. The tire-making product itself is most prominent, with useful educational articles titled “Rubber: A Simple Introduction To Explain That Stuff” popping up first. There’s… Continue Reading →

Ride, This Is Not A Safe Place, A Review

At some point during the long break between 1996 and 2017, the sound of Oxford’s dream noise outfit Ride made a subtle but revelatory shift. Although the band had always fully embraced sugary pop hooks, in their striped-sweater glory daze… Continue Reading →

Straight Outta’ Strong Island With Bad Mary

If Dee Dee Ramone and Debbie Harry had a love child (and let’s be honest, that could have happened) it would be Bad Mary. This Strong Island four piece comes on with the “it ain’t broke so don’t dare fuckin’… Continue Reading →

Party Muscles Flex Hard On “Does It Even Matter”

Please allow us to introduce yourselves to Party Muscles, a 4-piece retro AF garage rock whirlwind from Philly. The gun in their most popular video may be a prop, but Party Muscles is the real deal, that rarest of all… Continue Reading →

Dead Grateful Dead Keyboard Players Volume 2: Pigpen And The Early, Primal Dead

There are many thousands of freak-card-carrying Dead Tribesmen out there who never listen to a show past 1972. You will not find them on the Dead & Co. circuit. They weren’t roasting in Chicago for the 50th anniversary. They weren’t… Continue Reading →

Aimee Mann Stumbles Through A Sad, Dissolute Trainwreck At Jersey’s Newton Theater

Where: The Newton Theater, North Jersey When: July 14th Who? Aimee Mann with Jonathan “JoCo” Coulton opening Why?: We don’t know, but I was definitely ripped off for almost 60 bucks. What happened?: Drugs. Lots of them. Where do I… Continue Reading →

Historian Floats Toward Space Rock Majesty on “Spiral Again”

Chris Karman, the cosmic wizard behind the deliciously spacey Historian, ponders if he just may be a dying breed. One of the standout songs on his recent release, Spiral Again, “Dying Breed” represents a curiously removed deep dive into personal… Continue Reading →

The Zeppelin Age Is Over: Here’s What Really Goes On When Today’s Bands Tour

Bands go on tour. All music artists who make it big do. We all know the basic gist of it: groupies, going from town to town, a show every other night, travel…It seems straightforward, but it isn’t. Touring is not… Continue Reading →

Melotika’s Continued Rise On “Don’t Believe You (You Speak)”

Montreal singer/songwriter Mel Yelle seems to be finding great solace in her ’80s pop alter ego, Melotika. Unlike the acoustic confessionals crafted under M. Yelle, as Motika she serves up electronic indie disco sounds complete with unabashed performance art sets… Continue Reading →

Scary Hours Finds Gold Scraps In The Wastelands On “Live To Serve”

Ryan Struck has come up with one of our recent favorite musical avatars of the many we come across each day (but still not better than REO Speeddealer): Scary Hours. We also must give him props for crafting a song… Continue Reading →

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