Dolly Varden – Thrill of Gravity – CD

Dolly Varden – Thrill of Gravity – CD

Dolly Varden – Thrill of Gravity – CD I saw these guys open for Todd Snider in Chicago this year so I am partial to them. The record gets off to a slow start, but when it shines, it glitters. “Dangerously Thin” is a must hear. They kinda sound...
Grinspoon – Licker Bottle Cozy – CD

Grinspoon – Licker Bottle Cozy – CD

Grinspoon – Licker Bottle Cozy – CD (Universal Records) This is very heavy metal sounding music ala early Megadeth. It reminds me of Pantara in a way but the vocals are more in the alternative rock vein. If you’re into heavy metalish stuff than this...
The Pietasters – Willis – CD

The Pietasters – Willis – CD

The Pietasters – Willis – CD (Hellcat Records) I saw these guys on the Warped tour and interviewed the singer, Stephen, who was really cool. I have to thank Gail’s twin (they were wearing the same 40′s shirt) from Hydrochloric Asshead zine for...
V/A – Grita! Sampler – CD

V/A – Grita! Sampler – CD

V/A – Grita! Sampler – CD (Grita!) Grita is a label of Latino bands who run the gamut from straight ahead rock to hardcore to ska to hip hop to mellow ballad rock to salsa influenced rock. Most sing in Espanol with a few songs being bilingual. I found most...
Gutfiddle – Kung Foolery – CD

Gutfiddle – Kung Foolery – CD

Gutfiddle – Kung Foolery – CD (Onefoot Records) Hardcore drum beats and soaring vocal harmonies. Is it some really good Bad Religion sans the sickeningly sweet vocals and wanking guitar? No, it’s Gutfiddle who have produced one of my favorite...