Review: Portable

Portable "Only if You Look Up" (TVT Records) Ever ride The Big Dipper at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk?  It's sort of wack because that first drop is pretty fun but after that it's just a series of little...

Review: Nothingface

Nothingface "“Violence”" (TVT Records) Loud and edgy.  Often very metal with guitars that shred up some speedy rhythms.  There’s a slight Dope feel to this, but when the signer screams, he sounds a...

Review: Bender

Bender "“Jehovah’s Hitlist”" (TVT Records) Attitude rock bubbling with a diverse approach.  Melody always intact even when they hit the loud guitar chord chorus.  Singer Kent Boyce can command a...

Review: Doggy’s Angels

Doggy’s Angels "“Pleezbaleevit”" (TVT Records / Doggy Style Records) Following in the star-making footsteps of his own mentor Dr. Dre, who also helped launch Eminem, Snoop Dogg has assembled female...

Review: Guided By Voices

Guided By Voices "“Isolation Drills”" (TVT Records) Jesus. What an I listening to? Seriously now, other music critics are comparing Guided By Voices frontman and principle songwriter, Robert Pollard, to...

Review: Wellwater Conspiracy

Wellwater Conspiracy "“The Scroll and its Combinations”" (TVT Records) Hey looky, new Temple of the Dog! On heavy, heavy drugs - probably the same ones I was on over the Memorial Day weekend. It’s the...

Review: Ambulance

Ambulance "Self-Titled" (TVT records) This 5 track EP is a smooth but rough on the edges showcase of melodic indie rock, pop punk, emo-core, easy listening, college friendly, guitar driven tuneage that...

Review: Crunk and Disorderly

Various Artists "Crunk and Disorderly" (TVT Records) "What them niggaz want?  PUSSY!/ What them hoes want?  MONEY!"-Chyna Whyte.   You ever turn on the radio, and feel like we're back in the '80s?...

Review: Blue Epic

Blue Epic "Love and Hate EP" (TVT Records) Blue Epic merges '80s sound with new wave appeal, creating a distinctive blend of haunting and mesmerizing, emotionally driven tunes.  This 5-track marvel,...

Review: Nashville Pussy

Nashville Pussy "High As Hell" (TVT Records) High As Hell offers more earfuls of southern fried ignorance from the Nashvile Pussy quartet. Compared to the previous album, “Let Them eat Pussy”, "High...