Archives

Spotlight: Half-divorced
FEATURES

WHO: Pissed Jeans WHAT: Half-Divorced WHY: Punks can be scary and funny. They also cry. I’ve never heard a band that combines such fury, aggression, and rawness, with hilarious observational humor. Half-Divorced is only a half hour long (as albums like this SHOULD...

Tuesday, 26 March 2024
3
135
0
Vinyl Vlog 641
COLUMN

A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the For Family And Flag Volume 2 LP. While it took a little longer for Pirates Press to return to their For Family and Flag series than anyone likely expected , there’s no question that the label couldn’t have...

Saturday, 23 March 2024
5
199
0
TV Party Tonight! #141
4K/Blu-Ray

Aquaman The Lost Kingdom You gotta give it up for Jason Momoa who’s made a career for himself being the handsome knucklehead. Also, you gotta give it up for him for bringing hope to the fledgling DC Snyderverse with Aquaman. Snyder’s run wasn’t exactly filled...

Wednesday, 20 March 2024
3
126
0
Son Henry – [Album]
REVIEWS

Son Henry & T. Rogers Band Grace (Twang House Records) In 2009, American blues musician and lap steel virtuoso Son Henry arrived at a music festival in Estonia with only his lap steel. The rest of his equipment was stuck at Heathrow Airport, where it remained for...

Tuesday, 19 March 2024
4
275
0
SPOTLIGHT: Untame the Tiger
FEATURES

WHO: Mary Timony WHAT: Untame the Tiger WHY: Timony might be considered a guitar goddess, but if that’s the case, she doesn’t let it on. Maybe it’s safer to say she’s a guitarist’s guitarist. That being said, anyone listening to her music can expect the...

Wednesday, 13 March 2024
3
157
0
Vinyl Vlog 640
COLUMN

A deeper look at the grooves pressed into The Complicators’ self-titled album. While it’s very easy for any critic to come off as surprised when a band reassembles a set of well-used, time-honored musical cliches and presents something which works,...

Thursday, 07 March 2024
5
241
0
Vinyl Vlog 639
COLUMN

A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the This Is How Democracy Dies LP by Brigata Vendetta. Okay, after the last few years of pundits both educated and ill-informed questioning the health and longevity of democracy and looking at the concept so closely the...

Wednesday, 06 March 2024
5
341
0
Mary Timony live @ Crystal Ballroom, Somerville, MA [03-02-24]
LIVE MUSIC

The last thing you think about after you have a near-death experience is when the next good show is coming to town. But, I love music. It’s funny, because I got hospitalized right after the last show I attended in November, and after you rehab and try to get back...

Sunday, 03 March 2024
4
200
0
Vinyl Vlog 638
COLUMN

A deeper look at the grooves pressed into The Vapids’ Revenge Therapy LP. Beyond a certain point, it’s understandable how fans of any given punk band lower their expectations of new albums, when they’re announced. Part of that might have to do with...

Saturday, 02 March 2024
6
314
0
TV Party Tonight! #140
4K/Blu-Ray

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm The mind plays tricks on us. Especially, the child’s mind. Haven’t you gone back to something you remember loving as a kid and realizing it’s total shit? Distance is probably what’s making the heart grow fonder. I was having these...

Tuesday, 27 February 2024
2
143
0