Alcohol Induced Realities

(Originally appeared in Mutant Renegade Zine #12, Fall 1999) For several years of my life, I drank and went clubbing three to four times a week. I had tons and tons of friends who loved to get drunk with me, dance until dawn, and get up in just enough time to report...
Discount – Love, Billy – CD

Discount – Love, Billy – CD

Discount – Love, Billy – CD (Fueled by Ramen Records) Discount covers five Billy Bragg songs on this EP. They are a grrrl fronted garage punk band. The vocalist Allison sounds very natural singing these songs, almost like she wrote them. The songs sound...
The Hellboys – Bloodshot Eyes – 7″

The Hellboys – Bloodshot Eyes – 7″

The Hellboys – Bloodshot Eyes – 7″ (Hellcat Records) The Hellboys area a strong straightforward punk rock band with a great style and a good sense of rhythm. The seven inch single features two catchy songs Bloodshot Eyes and Everything You Learned. I...
Mindset – A Bullet for Cinderella – CD

Mindset – A Bullet for Cinderella – CD

Mindset – A Bullet for Cinderella – CD Mindset comes off as another band that tries way too hard to be cool for the AOR station. They try unsuccessfully to be in your face with their fake angry fuck off attitudes. Mindset seems to be contrived and their...
Showoff – Showoff – CD

Showoff – Showoff – CD

Showoff – Showoff – CD (Maverick Records) Yet another alternative musi-clone? It’s that punk-pop sound that all the alternative rock radio stations love to play intermixed with that cheesy alternative-pop sound that the same stations like to play as...