Review: The Black Keys

The Black Keys "“The Big Come Up”" (Alive) The Black Keys are an outstanding art-punk damaged, blues/garage two-piece from Ohio that somehow manage to not sound like the bands that immediately come to...

Review: Big Midnight

Big Midnight "Everything for the First Time" (Alive) Big Midnight captures that extremely triumphant, potent feeling imparted when first we heard Cult's Electric ("When Shadows Come Alive") and Iggy Pop's...

Review: The Sound of San Francisco

Various Artists "The Sound of San Francisco" (Alive) This not merely a sample of San Francisco bands.  Each track here was recorded especially for this release.  The selected band converges on a...

Review: Boyskout

Boyskout "“School of Etiquette”" (Alive) A somewhat synthesized style converges with girly appeal, creating a dark union of emotive outcries driven by pounding rhythmic palpitations.  Boyskout is...