Review: Noise Ratchet

Noise Ratchet "“Till We Have Faces”" (The Militia Group) San Diego has got a really good local music scene which has been made possible by bands like Noise Ratchet.  I saw these guys in San Diego a...

Review: The Beautiful Mistake

The Beautiful Mistake "Light A Match, For I Deserve to Burn" (The Militia Group) Someone was so behind this release, and wanted us to check it out in advance so they burned us a CDR.  The first one...

Review: Tora! Tora! Torrance!

Tora! Tora! Torrance! "Get into it" (The Militia Group) Sometimes when I'm out drinking myself into an raving idiot,  some of the worst music that I have ever heard is played.  Creed is blasting, and...

Review: Copeland

Copeland "Beneath Medicine Tree" (The Militia Group) We all know that there has been a huge influx of emo bands pouring from the broken hearts, and sad childhoods of people everywhere.  Many of these emo...

Review: Stepping Stone Vol. 1

Various Artists "Stepping Stone Vol. 1: The Best Bands you have Never Heard" (The Militia Group) The idea behind this compilation is great. Take 15 unsigned bands, put one of their songs on a CD, sell it...

Review: Tora! Tora! Torrance!

Tora! Tora! Torrance! "A Cynic's Nightmare" (The Militia Group) Kobe Bryant is big news, huh?  I hate the Lakers but damn that's a good story.  Nick Koenigs' first vocals on TTT!'s follow up to "Get...

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: Acceptance

Acceptance "Black Lines to Battlefields" (The Militia Group) These guys have got a lot of Jimmy Eat World in them, minus the omnipresent melodies.  "Black Lines" is a little weird because it's just seven...

Review: The Beautiful Mistake

The Beautiful Mistake "This is Who You Are" (The Militia Group) There's a lot of ways to kick off your album, but a mid-tempo ballad probably isn't the smartest.  That's the musical equivalent of you...