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Dope Lemon Rains Down The Sunshine On “Big Smooth Cat”

As always, Angus Stone revels in a psychedelic haze on Dope Lemon’s fantastic new offering, the epicly-named Smooth Big Cat. And as always, I’m more than happy to just be along for the absentminded ride. Like only the best tripped… Continue Reading →

Thelma and the Sleaze: Onstage Fights, Alabama Living, and Riffs For Days

The band is named “Thelma and the Sleaze” and their album is titled Fuck. Marry. Kill. This should tell a lot of what you need to know about this Nashville-born touring machine, but it doesn’t tell you everything. Thelma and… Continue Reading →

Upon Finally Listening To Gaz Coombes: “Walk The Walk”

I had this lofty idea to construct an intricate piece connecting a band called Secret Shine (a new obsession) and their spiritual fore bearers Slow Dive, but what can I say? It just didn’t come together. It will eventually, but… Continue Reading →

Into The Interzone With The Psychotic Monks

“Life […] is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing” -Macbeth The Psychotic Monks, existing since 2012, rattle the cribs of infantile fans of the latest brand of wimp rock. I am digging deeper… Continue Reading →

“The suburbs may have raised us, but the city keeps us alive” – The Papi And The Smears Interview

Papi And The Smears have that rarest of all attributes for a band: A true quest. “Rock and Roll is dying. We want to give it a pulse”. True to that lofty mission, this Ohio based trio combine lo-fi bliss… Continue Reading →

Superbird Are Colorful And Irreverent On ‘Kiss Chasing Stars’

If Superbird were a drink, they would be a cosmopolitan. Well-mixed. Flavorful. Irreverent vibe. And a little goes a long, long way, while a lot will put your right on the floor. This three-man band, Joe Finnigan (vocals/guitar), Alex Ash… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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