Review: U.S. Roughnecks

U.S. Roughnecks "Twenty Dollars and Two Black Eyes" (Hell Cat) This is straight up greaser punk, with fast, throaty lyrics blurted out over simple progressions.  Which, of course, means it's fairly...

Review: Orquesta Des Desjerto

Orquesta Des Desierto "Dos" (Meteor City) If you somehow stumbled upon the rad-est drum circle in the world-it would probably be deep in some shady, dusty canyon in a remote part of the southwest,...

Review: Sugarcult

Sugarcult "Palm Trees and Power Lines" (Fearless Records / Artemis Records) Sugarcult delivers a strong sophomore set with "Palm Trees and Power Lines," a perfect name for the duality of hard and soft...

Review: Supine to Sit

Supine to Sit "Break Out Your Indicator" (Lovitt Records) "Break Your Indicator" is a record composed of mainly dark, indie rock tunes and, fuck!  The tunes are pretty cool, they churn, roll, crash, and...

Review: Texas Terri Bomb!

Texas Terri Bomb! "Your Lips …My Ass!" (TKO) Texas Terri's new band gets a boatload of guitar talent assisting on this explosive rock album. This includes Wayne Kramer (MC5, Dodge Main), Marc Diamond...

Review: Premonitions of War

Premonitions of War "Left In Kowloon" (Victory Records) Heavy ass hardcore.  It's the speed that brings Premonitions of War their recognition amongst the crowded hardcore floor.  Just swing your arms in...

Review: The Business Machines

The Business Machines "Almost Automatic" (Act Your Age) Hitting with a rock and roll sound (hey, they actually had the balls to call their first track "Rock n Roll") that sounds like some early...

Review: Pulley

Pulley "Matters" (Epitaph) On their fifth release, Pulley are coming to terms with who they are and what their place is in this wacky music scene.  Lead singer and sportsman Scott Radinsky offers lyrics...

Review: The Cuts

The Cuts "Self-Titled" (Birdman Records) Forged from the same sonic style crucible that gave us Blue Cheer and The Seeds, psychedelic rock from The Cuts comes at us in a heady pre-Mudhoney way. Fans of...

Review: Radio One

Radio One "Self-Titled" (Disaster Records) This group, formed from ex-members of Pushers and Bleeders, has a guitar-driven old school punk approach that recalls early GBH and The Clash. This also goes...