Review: Production Club

Production Club "Follow Your Bliss”" (Lunch Records) It would really surprise me if at least a few of our readers have not heard of the often man behind the man Wally Gagel.  He has contributed in one...

Review: Toshack Highway vs. Sianspheric

Toshack Highway vs. Sianspheric "Magnetic Morning / Aspirin Age" (Sonic Unyon) One needs a press kit to understand what this essentially is.  We'll start with Toshack Highway.  Adam Franklin is the...

Review: Townhall

Townhall "The New Song" (Townhall Music) This quartet has a hip, smart way of blending rock, jazz and blues styles into upbeat, punchy songs. They make it sound fun and easy, but there is a lot of serious...

Review: U.S. Bombs

U.S. Bombs "Covert Action" (Hellcat Records) Duane Peters has done the loop.  The freaking loop, man.  He stood on his skateboard, rolled down the tranny, hit the opposite wall, compressed, sped back...

Review: Ultimate Fakebook

Ultimate Fakebook "Before We Spark" (Initial Records) According to the liner notes, UFB had been listening to post-"Pet Sounds" Beach Boys before they headed into the studio to record this ep. But nary a...

Review: Under the Weather

Under the Weather "Self-Titled" (Orange Peal Records) These guys used to be the Sloppy Meateaters, remember those guys?  Well, they lost one of their founders and decided to switch it up, but they still...

Review: The L.A. Shakedown 2003 Compilation

Various Artists "The L.A. Shakedown 2003 Compilation" (Acetate Records) Christ, I hope people from out of state don't mistakenly buy this thing thinking this is what LA music sounds like.  I may hate on...

Review: Various Artists

Various Artists "Warped Tour 2003 Compilation" (Side One Dummy) It's hard to find fault with an $8, double-CD compilation of 52 songs from just about every band that have played the Vans-sponsored...

Review: Vaux

Vaux "“There Must be Some Way to Stop Them”" (Volcom Entertainment) “"This is the anthem of the year and I’m fucking gold"” declares the opening line on Vaux’'s latest release "“There Must be Some...