Review: Cage

Cage "Darker Than Black" (Fugitive Records) Finally!  A fucking American metal group with the old school heavy metal balls to give the Europeans a run for their money.  The first thing you'll notice...

Review: Anthony B.

Anthony B. "Street Knowledge" (VP Records) For those not familiar with Anthony B., he has been mashing up the Jamaican dancehalls for a hot minute now.  Numerous 45's can be heard at any given Reggae...

Review: Baby Woodrose

Baby Woodrose "Money for Soul" (Bad Afro) This power soul trio has a psychedelic rock style with vocals out front and crystalline clearly delivered in a blue-eyed R&B style. The Danish band performs...

Review: Downway / Belvedere

Downway / Belvedere "Split: Hometown Advantage" (Sessions / Union Group) Ah, Canadians.  What would the world be without them?  Well, probably pretty much the same as it is now, save for these two...

Review: Betty Blowtorch

Betty Blowtorch "Last Call" (Foodchain Records) While this is nominally a Betty Blowtorch album it really is a celebration of bassist vocalist Bianca Butthole through rarities and live recordings made...

Review: Big Midnight

Big Midnight "Everything for the First Time" (Alive) Big Midnight captures that extremely triumphant, potent feeling imparted when first we heard Cult's Electric ("When Shadows Come Alive") and Iggy Pop's...

Review: Canned Heat

Canned Heat "Friends in the Can" (Fuel 2000) Friends in the Can is an excellent blues/rock album from lead veterans of the genre. Several guest appear on this album to spice things up. This include Roy...

Review: Consumed

Consumed "Pistols at Dawn" (BYO Records) What's worse than a job interview?  I can't think of anything I hate more than sitting in a cramped office answering the same thirty questions about hypothetical...

Review: 1905

1905 "“Voice”" (Exotic Fever Records) When was the last time you heard a band whose sound encapsulated death metal, folk rock and everything in between.  I bet it leaves most fans perplexed that the...