Review: Waiting for Autumn

Waiting for Autumn "Now I Know Forever" (American Jealousy) What a truly emo name. I remember back in the day there was this website that basically spelled out how to name an emo band and it was very...

Review: Stalag 13

Stalag 13 "In Control" (Doctor Strange Records) Right from the first song, picture the Bouncing Souls playing more aggressively, and then that is what this reminds me of. Granted, this was recorded in...

Review: Rise Against

Rise Against "Revolutions Per Minute" (Fat Wreck Chords) “Revolutions Per Minute” serves as a strong follow-up to Rise Against’s first release, “The Unraveling,” which featured guitarist Mr....

Review: Pinback

Pinback "Offcell" (Absolutely Kosher Records) This project is built around the core dup of Armistead "Zach" Burwell Smith IV (3 Mile Pilot) and Rob Crow (Optiganally Yours, Heavy Vegetable, Thingy). The...

Review: The Player Piano

The Player Piano "Self Titled" (Sunset Alliance) First off, this band got me, this is a hand numbered 85/1000 disc which is quite frankly, a very nice gesture. Although, I am a writer I am a collector....

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: Ministry

Ministry "Animositisomina" (Sanctuary Records) The relentless pacing of fuzzed out guitars with even more fuzzed out keyboards with vocals that are totally... fuzzed out. In typical Ministry fashion,...

Review: Lagwagon

Lagwagon "Blaze" (Fat Wreck Chords) "Blaze" finds the boys from the greater Santa Barbara area spreading their collective wings, bridging the gap between "Hoss" style punk rock and "Let's Talk About...

Review: Hint Hint

Hint Hint "Sex Is Everything" (Cold Crush) Woohoo! Cold Crush Records, the new label from Steve Aoki of Dim Mak fame and Derek Fudesco of Pretty Girls Make Graves; this is gonna be righteous. Except...

Review: !!! (Chk, Chk, Chk)

!!! (Chk, Chk, Chk) "Me and Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story)" (Touch and Go) Californian based dance rockers and noisemakers!!! (Pronounced Chk, Chk, Chk or any three sounds made...