Blue Man Group – Audio – CD

Blue Man Group – Audio – CD

Blue Man Group – Audio – CD (Virgin Records) I remember seeing the Blue Man Group on television in the early ‘90s. From what I remember, three bald and blue characters entered a stage with metal oil barrels strapped to their feet and did a percussive...
Ani Difranco – To the Teeth – CD

Ani Difranco – To the Teeth – CD

Ani Difranco – To the Teeth – CD (Rightous Babe Records) One of the reasons that I like Beatles so much is the diversity of their music and how with each album they grew. That is one of the same reasons I like Ani DiFranco so much. I have been listening to...
Gran Torino – Two – CD

Gran Torino – Two – CD

Gran Torino – Two – CD (26.2 Music) If you have a chance to see this band play live, do it now before they become huge. They are nothing short of phenomenal. Gran Torino’s apocalyptic groove if powered by nine musicians who call Knoxville, TN home....
Pollen – Chip – CD

Pollen – Chip – CD

Pollen – Chip – CD (Fueled by Ramen Records) Hmmm, I’ve listened to this several times and still can’t think of what to write. They play decent power pop and can write hooks and their singer is good, but it just doesn’t grab me. Either I...
The Service – Who’s Criminal? – CD

The Service – Who’s Criminal? – CD

The Service – Who’s Criminal? – CD (GMM Records) Great punchy UK style punk rock in the same spirit as The Clash and Sham 69. The lead singer rants on several of the songs like a euphoric Keith Morris with a British accent. I like The Service, but by...
The Stepford Five – Mesh – CD

The Stepford Five – Mesh – CD

The Stepford Five – Mesh – CD The production is sparse – not lo-fi, but not exactly Backstreet Boys, either. The songs are rock-pop-punky, with distorted guitars, crunchy bass lines and steady beats. Occassionally, a tasty guitar solo creeps through,...