Blindspot – Acceleration Zone – CD

Blindspot – Acceleration Zone – CD

Blindspot – Acceleration Zone – CD (Tomato Head Records) This is a North California pop-ska band. Yes, another band playing the new breed of pop-ska that makes me think of No Doubt or 311, but with more of a ska influence than either of them. This release...
Farside – The Monroe Doctrine – CD

Farside – The Monroe Doctrine – CD

Farside – The Monroe Doctrine – CD (Revelation Records) Wow, what a great band! I’ve read about them a lot and have heard a song or two on comps, but hearing a full disc is great. Most songs have that Bad Religion feel to them, but they also do...
Ph Balance – Ph Balance – CD

Ph Balance – Ph Balance – CD

Ph Balance – Ph Balance – CD (Daemon Records) I was really surprised when I first listened to this c.d. I’m used to hearing folk-flavored groups on the Daemon record label. PH Balance has more of a soft jazzy sound with soothing female vocals that...
Teen Idols – Pucker Up – CD

Teen Idols – Pucker Up – CD

Teen Idols – Pucker Up – CD (Honest Don’s) Excellent! I have to say that this is definitely radio-friendly. I know that’s a bad word for some of you kids, but don’t just dismiss everything because lots of people could get into it. This is...
V/A – Got A Minute? – CD

V/A – Got A Minute? – CD

V/A – Got A Minute? – CD (Microcosm Records) Whew…27 bands, 44 songs, 60 minutes. It’s all here from rap to hardcore to punk pop to garage to rockabilly to straight out punk. Same bands were better than others but all had spirit and attitude plus...