Review: Wesley Willis & The Dragnews

Wesley Willis & The Dragnews "Greatest Hits Volume 3" (Alternative Tentacles) Oh man, what can you even say?  It's brutally sad when such a promising (and schizophrenic in the truest sense of the...

Review: The Threats

The Threats "Demos and Rarities" (Dr. Strange) Obscurities by obscure Scottish punk band The Threats.  Twenty-seven tracks recorded from 1979 to 1982.  The oi-punk thing was already pretty played out...

Review” T.S.O.L. “Divided We Stand”

T.S.O.L. "Divided We Stand" (Nitro) Naturally, T.S.O.L. breaks no new ground with "Divided We Stand". That’s why it rules: they haven’t fucked with what’s made them so cool for the past few...

Review: The Network

The Network "Money Money 2020" (Adeline) So if you're one of those people who check on all the music gossip sites, you probably have read the Adeline press releases on The Network and read/listened to...

Review: The Quill

The Quill "Hooray!  It's a Death Trip" (SPV) From straight outta the late eighties and the cusp of the early nineties comes The Quill.  Fans of Soundgarden circa "Louder Than love" will no doubt rejoice...

Review: The Suicide Machines

The Suicide Machines "A Match and Some Gasoline" (Side One Dummy) These guys have been like three different bands.  First they were the ska band that kicked some serious ass.  With their second record...

Review: Thrall

Thrall "Lifer" (Alternative Tentacles) Thrall's Mike Hard (God Bullies) continues to deliver kick-ass hard rock with lyrics to commit to heart. It is fitting that Thrall come onto the Alternative Tentacle...

Review: The Phantom Limbs

The Phantom Limbs "Displacement" (Alternative Tentacles) Listening to a Phantom Limbs album is like attending a heavy metal circus while peaking on acid-a wonderful experience, I guarantee you.  Their...

Review: Sodom

Sodom "One Night in Bangkok" (SPV) Sodom releases their third live album, "Mortal Way of Live" and "Marooned" being the two predecessors, and this one is a double CD doozy containing twenty-four songs...

Review: The Early November

The Early November "For All of This" (Drive-Thru Records) Combining elements of quite a few of today's more wussy acts (Simple Plan, Dashboard Confessional), The Early November croon their way through...