Review: The L.A. Shakedown 2003 Compilation

Various Artists "The L.A. Shakedown 2003 Compilation" (Acetate Records) Christ, I hope people from out of state don't mistakenly buy this thing thinking this is what LA music sounds like.  I may hate on...

Review: Various Artists

Various Artists "Warped Tour 2003 Compilation" (Side One Dummy) It's hard to find fault with an $8, double-CD compilation of 52 songs from just about every band that have played the Vans-sponsored...

Review: Vaux

Vaux "“There Must be Some Way to Stop Them”" (Volcom Entertainment) “"This is the anthem of the year and I’m fucking gold"” declares the opening line on Vaux’'s latest release "“There Must be Some...

Review: Verbal Assault

Verbal Assault "Volume One: The Masses and Learn" (Mendit Records) Verbal Assault were around in the mid-80s, when hardcore was underground like those monsters from "Tremors".  Mendit has taken it upon...

Review: Waterdown

Waterdown "The Files You Have On Me”" (Victory Records) Fuck yeah!  This is the kind of shit I’ve come to expect from Victory, head banging jams that make you want to jump out of a car at 50 miles an...

Review: We Talked About Murder

We Talked About Murder "“Expecting The Explosion”" (Has Anyone Ever Told You?) These kids are another Austin, Texas based outfit with a fairly “a” typical rock sound.  Their method of assault is...

Review: The Majesticons

The Majesticons "Beauty Party" (Big Dada Records) Spearheaded by Mike Ladd, The Majesticons CD "Beauty Party" as a concept is both smart and satirical. The premise of the album is revealed in the overly...

Review: Production Club

Production Club "Follow Your Bliss”" (Lunch Records) It would really surprise me if at least a few of our readers have not heard of the often man behind the man Wally Gagel.  He has contributed in one...

Review: Toshack Highway vs. Sianspheric

Toshack Highway vs. Sianspheric "Magnetic Morning / Aspirin Age" (Sonic Unyon) One needs a press kit to understand what this essentially is.  We'll start with Toshack Highway.  Adam Franklin is the...