V/A – Playing 4 Square – CD

V/A – Playing 4 Square – CD

V/A – Playing 4 Square – CD (Suburban Home Records) This Comp bills itself as “A display of four up and coming record labels” I really couldn’t tell. All the bands sounded the same except for the Nobodys, whose track Tonight was really...
Blue Spark – Transmitter – CD

Blue Spark – Transmitter – CD

Blue Spark – Transmitter – CD (Goodink Records) Another great cow punk release for me to review for this issue of MR. This band has a more rockin’ sound as compared to the other cow punk releases we’ve received. I also loved the use of the...
Digger – Monte Carlo – CD

Digger – Monte Carlo – CD

Digger – Monte Carlo – CD (Hopeless Records) Hmmm, sounds like NOFX, kind of a little more alternative, trying to get on the radio rock. The singer sounds all emotional about something so I can only assume he is having girl problems which considering the...
Greyarea – Fanbelt + Algebra – CD

Greyarea – Fanbelt + Algebra – CD

Greyarea – Fanbelt + Algebra – CD (Victory Records) “Fanbelt + alegbra” is filled with predictable rock heavily influenced by the grunge scene and the current flood of mainstream rock cuties of VH1. At their best, Grey Area is an average band,...
Man Alive! – City Mile – 7″

Man Alive! – City Mile – 7″

Man Alive! – City Mile – 7″ (Reminiscent Records) Wow, is this hardcore ska? It has a light, bouncy feel, but pumps up into being hardcore with the same general feel. Very cool. They never get too heavy, but can speed up and get more powerful without...