Review: Tora! Tora! Torrance!

Tora! Tora! Torrance! "Get into it" (The Militia Group) Sometimes when I'm out drinking myself into an raving idiot,  some of the worst music that I have ever heard is played.  Creed is blasting, and...

Review: TransAm

TransAm "“Extremixxx”" (Thrilljockey) 80’s 80’s 80’s!  This CD was perfect to listen to while I was waiting for name to be called for jury duty.  Never got called and sat there all day having this...

Review: The Fire Show

The Fire Show "Saint the Fire Show" (Perishable Records) The Fire Show takes the aggressive tones of post-punk underground rock and uses it as a grayscale palette for aggressive and unrushed indie art...

Review: The First Step

The First Step "Open Hearts and Clear Minds" (Livewire Records) I wish more hardcore sounded like this.  I can understand the singer and he's yelling about things that are worth understanding.  Whether...

Review: The Frames

The Frames "“For the Birds”" (Plateau Records) It’s funny for me to think that in 1992 when the frames put out their first album I was in sixth grade at Kimberly Elementary School in Redlands,...

Review: The Paper Chase

The Paper Chase "Hide the Kitchen Knives" (Beatville) Texas' The Paper Chase truly believes in their songs and delivers them with such conviction and intensity as to make the "Hide the Kitchen Knives" a...

Review: Star of Ash

Star of Ash "“iter.viator”" (Jester Recordings) You know how sometimes you see those French or Asian films and just can’t seem to figure out what is going on despite the subscripts at the bottom....

Review: Subincision

Subincision "Self-Titled" (Substandard) Don't let the jerkwater cover art fool you, this is one fun CD.  Subincision play Gilman-style punk in the vein of Op Ivy (minus the horns) and a sprinkle of older...

Review: Summer At Shatter Creek

Summer At Shatter Creek "Self-Titled" (Absolutely Kosher Records) Are you an insomniac? I bet maybe you've tried everything, right? Well, I'd be willing to bet you've never had a good strong dose of...

Review: The Church

The Church "Parallel Universe" (Thirst Ear) The title to this exquisite double-CD set reflects the fact that the recordings were made concurrently, or in parallel, with the opus "After Everything Now...