Thursday, September 11, 2014
The show preview I wrote for punk pioneer Cheetah Chrome's upcoming three-night stand in Manhattan is on the New York Observer website now.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
My scrawl in the New York Observer
Never say never again: I piece I wrote about Bludded Head is online now. Kind of ironic that 34 years after leaving Long Island, I'm writing for a NYC publication from Texas.
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Half Cleveland - "Easy Life"
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Diamond Age - "Private Victories" EP
Hmm, it seems that lately, all I do is post links to people's Bandcamp pages. Oh well. Matt Leer (ex-Mandarin) does the one-man-band thing better than most. Under the Diamond Age rubric, he lays down jams that'll move your ass as well as stimulating your cochlea. Live, he even gets into it physically in a way that suggests he's thinking about more than what he has to do next. Listen now, download for a five spot.
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Chicon - "Sin Ti"
My buddy Jeremy Diaz is best known around here for Detroit-influenced punk or grungy psych, but the new album by his latest band Chicon (with longtime collaborator Jen Tran on bass) hits some shimmering, shoegazy pop notes that made me sit up and take notice. As you might, as well.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Sub Oslo - "Dubs in the Key of Life" (remastered)
Essential classic. Download free via Bandcamp. You owe it to yourself.