The Booked – Feel the Pride – CD

The Booked – Feel the Pride – CD

The Booked – Feel the Pride – CD (Radical Records) Kick ass anthemic boots and straps punk rock . It’s good to hear that there are still bands like this kicking out the killer hooks and catchy choruses. Every song on this release seemed to have and...
Butterfly Joe – Butterfly Joe – CD

Butterfly Joe – Butterfly Joe – CD

Butterfly Joe – Butterfly Joe – CD (Razler Records) Do the names Joe Genaro and Dean Sabatino sound familiar? How about Joe Jack and Dean Clean? Yes, it’s one-half on the infamous Dead Milkmen. While this band has that same quirky feel, the songs...
Bargain Music – 77 03 – CD

Bargain Music – 77 03 – CD

Bargain Music – 77 03 – CD (Beatville Records) Maybe it’s just because they’re from Long Beach, CA too, but Bargain Music just wants to be Sublime. Everything about this is a complete rip-off: lyrical and vocal style, the ska influence, all of...
Billy Mahonie – The Big Dig – CD

Billy Mahonie – The Big Dig – CD

Billy Mahonie – The Big Dig – CD (Beggars Banquet) Boy, this one is a tough one to really put my finger on. It’s all instrumental. The name of the band seems to come from a character in the cool film Flatliners, starring K. Sutherland, J. Roberts, K....
Bigfoot – Dark Old Days – CD

Bigfoot – Dark Old Days – CD

Bigfoot – Dark Old Days – CD (Deraileur Records) Derailluer records has stepped in to fill the void that Lizard family music left and is releasing some of Columbus, Ohio’s best bands. I haven’t heard Bigfoot for a while , but think they have...
Big Meteor – Wild River – CD

Big Meteor – Wild River – CD

Big Meteor – Wild River – CD (David Wimble) Oh wait, okay. This is very twangy. Just needed to get adjusted. Sometimes this reminds me of karaoke in a truck stop. But there is really a very cool Roy Orbison quality to it, too. Lots of pedal steel. This is...