Review: Swingin’ Utters

Swingin' Utters "Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass and Bones" (Fat Wreck Chords) The real question is, should I swap the "s" in "Utters" and "Swingin'" with dollar signs? The CD cover says "$wingin'...

Review: The Rocket Summer

The Rocket Summer "Calendar Days" (The Militia Group) Songwriters are not making it very easy for me to hang my hat on their music.  Although there is more than one way to skin a cat the techniques used...

Review: S PRCSS

S PRCSS "MNML" (Frenchkiss Records) I had one long distance relationship in high school that lasted for two years. I thought Sarah was the one I would marry, spend the rest of my life with. But we only...

Review: Scissorfight

Scissorfight "Deathchants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes Vol. 2" (Tortuga Recordings) A new 6-songer from New Hampshire's bastard sons of rock n roll.  The singer is named Ironlung and earns every...

Review: Snoisses: The Skateboarder Sessions

Various Artists "Snoisses: The Skateboarder Sessions" (Sessions) So you skateboard.  Big deal, who doesn't?  Somehow Sessions thought it would be fun to put out a compilation featuring skaters or bands...

Review: Ring, Cicada

Ring, Cicada "Good Morning, Mr. Good." (54 40 or Fight) Well, look who decided to just come in and drop a rockin' indie record on us.  This is Ring, Cicada's debut album after being a band for about...

Review: Pansy Division

Pansy Division "Total Entertainment!" (Alternative Tentacles) Pansy Division is getting older and so is their music. "Total Entertainment!" is the seventh full-length album  from this group of gay...

Review: Pantera

Pantera "Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits" (Elektra / Rhino) To squeeze every last dime out of you fans, their label decided to release a "Best Of".  While the cover art looks like a...

Review: Paris

Paris "Sonic Jihad" (Guerrilla Funk Recordings) As far as rap goes, this is good; it has a darker tone than the hip-hop-happy by the numbers shit you can hear sloshing around all over MTV.  This isn't...

Review: Pepe Deluxe

Pepe Deluxe "“Beatitude”" (Emperor Norton) If Mozart was a genius of the modern age, he might have built constructions similar to those found in Pepe Deluxe. Successor of two like minded records,...