Review: Ursula Rucker

Ursula Rucker "Silver or Lead" (K7 Records) For spoken word, this album is thorough in its representation of actuality. At times Ursula comes through with clarity through shocking, pointed, hateful and...

Review: William Hut

William Hut "Road Star Doolittle" (Five One Inc.) Seriously, Uncle Tupelo and Whiskeytown (among others) were right on the money when they jumped on the alt. country bandwagon.  I distinctly remember...

Review: Sleeping by the Riverside

Sleeping by the Riverside "A Breath Between Battles" (Indianola Records) For the most part, the songs are hardcore but alternate with some poppier melodic metal riffage, and vocals have the shout/scream...

Review: Sonny Landreth

Sonny Landreth "The Road We're On" (Sugar Hill) Landreth plays a varied slide guitar style combining bottleneck slide, palm and thumb-picking techniques for a sound varied texture. This is the eight-album...

Review: Sound Tribe Sector 9

Sound Tribe Sector 9 "Seasons 01" (Self Released) Sound Tribe Sector 9 is a source of mostly atmospheric, floating electronic compositions with a touch of jazz guitar and bass. Going beyond the merely...

Review: Squirtgun

Squirtgun "Fade to Bright" (Honest Don's Records) Well, Squirtgun has obviously gone FUBU because "Fade to Bright" showcases members of The Ataris, Big in Japan, Anti-Flag, the Groovie Ghoulies, Allister,...

Review: Steffen Basho-Junghaus

Steffen Basho-Junghaus "Rivers and Bridges" (Strange Attractors Audio House) Mention "experimental guitar" and the natural reaction is to think electric guitar. However, Basho-Junghaus is a rare bird in...

Review: Streetlight Manifesto

Streetlight Manifesto "Everything Goes Numb" (Victory Records) Hope your ready to skank it up, because Streetlight Manifesto is here to put band patches back onto your cardigans.  Ska-punks are going to...
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Strung Out Live In a Dive Fat Wreck The "Live in a Dive" series that Fat Wreck has been doing is great. Add in the new live opus from Strung Out to that list as well. Live albums are so much better then...

Review: The Best of M.C. Records 1996-2002

Various Artists "The Best of M.C. Records 1996-2002" (M.C. Records) M.C. Records celebrates six years of putting out great blues records with this compendium of 16 tunes for a budget price of around $10....