Review: The Sabians

The Sabians "“Beauty For Ashes”" (The Music Cartel) It is so hard for me to be mean to a band which is obviously performing from the heart.  “Beauty For Ashes” at 8 tracks and 59+ minutes (49 minutes...

Review: The Sound of Urchin

The Sound of Urchin "“You Are The Best”" (RCA) This band is so much fun!  The Sound of Urchin is in the same class as Ween, The Aquabats, Tenacious D, and Beck (which makes them fucking kick ass!)....

Review: Toxic Narcotic

Toxic Narcotic "Had It Coming" (Rodent Popsicle Records) This record reminds me of the days of Operation Ivy with their mix of ska and punk, but with darker lyrics.  At the end of their...

Review: Ultrapull

Ultrapull "From All Directions" (Gold Circle) Standard college rock mixed with the sassy post-punk influences generated by such brat rockers as NOFX, Green Day, Screeching Weasel, etc...  Most of the...

Review: Uncalledfor

Uncalledfor "Til the End" (Crooked Records) Ever order a pizza from Dominos and wonder why it doesn't taste better?  It's got the same ingredients as the expensive joint around the corner, but for some...

Reviw: The Hangmen

The Hangmen "We've Got Blood on the Toes of Our Boots" (Acetate Records) "Blood" passes itself off as a live record, but don't get this confused with some Pearl Jam bootleg live from Hamburg, or something...

Review: The Survivors

The Survivors "Death Cures Addiction" (Hell Bent Records) Am I the only one that watches CBS' "Survivor"?  Other than "Buffy", it's the only show I try to never miss.  Anyone remember that girl Amber...

Review: Rhapsody

Rhapsody "Power of the Dragonflame" (SPV) The album opens with a grandiose orchestral arrangement complete with choral chanting: in Latin, no less.  It then proceeds into rip roaring power metal...

Review: Sixer

Sixer "Beautiful Trash" (BYO Records) I've attempted to write this review over three times, and still can't come  to a decent conclusion about Sixer. On one hand, we've got the sparkling  press sheet...

Review: Snowdogs

Snow Dogs "Animal Farm" (Victory Records) Everybody's gotta do their own thing, okay?  And I don't want to bum out anyone's trip, man, but these Snowdogs aren't playing their music to let it vibe with...