Review: Stiff Little Fingers

Stiff Little Fingers "“Guitar and Drum”" (Kung-Fu Records) The esteemed Irish punk rockers Stiff Little Fingers are back again with Guitar and Drum, a record that isn’t as punk-fueled as earlier...

Review: OZMA

OZMA "Doubble Donkey Disc" (Kung Fu Records) I still remember the first time I heard this fine five piece make their beautiful music. I was digging through one of Grampy's old trunks in the attic, trying...

Review: The Ataris

The Ataris "“End is Forever”" (Kung Fu Records) These songs, as well as many past Ataris’ songs, seem to tell the story of Kris Roe’s life.  A life that has a recurring theme of the misadventures of...

Review: Antifreeze

Antifreeze "“Four Letter Words”" (Kung Fu Records) Straight from the hills of Wisconsin comes Antifreeze.  Although they now reside in Austin, TX, the band still rocks all over the U.S.  Antifreeze is...

Review: Useless I.D.

Useless I.D. "“Bad Story Happy Ending”" (Kung Fu Records) Useless I.D. has a sound that resembles that of the Ataris.  Their songs about girlie relationships, hanging with the boys and being sixteen...

Review: Mi6

Mi6 "Lunchbox" (Kung Fu Records) Pop punk that fails to innovate and will only appeal to those who are really okay with another round of the same.  Regardless, Mi6 does it better than maybe 80% of the...

Review: Ozma

Ozma "Spending Time On The Borderline" (Kung Fu Records) I had the pleasure of seeing Ozma at the 2002 Coachella Music Festival and really liked their take on organic rock with an organic reggae edge...

Review: Goldfinger

Goldfinger "The Show Must Go Off!" (Kung Fu Records) Now, I'd like to believe that as a species we've moved beyond the whole ska/punk nonsense that Goldfinger is so fond of, but I'd also like to believe...

Review: The Vandals

The Vandals "The Show Must Go Off!" (Kung Fu Records) While I've enjoyed quite a bit of what the "The Show Must Go Off!" series brings to the table, I usually end up lamenting the poor production quality...