Review: Type O Negative

Type O Negative "Life is Killing Me" (Roadrunner Records) How beautifully bleak Type O Negative paints their world.  Underneath the hard rock coating, there is a smooth sadness, a dark illumination, a...

Review: Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa "The Role of Smith" (A-F Records) It's a rocked out indie band unconsciously taking steps not to be.  Every time I think "indie rock" while listening to Tabula Rasa, they spice it up with...

Review: Tabula Rasa “The Role of Smith”

Tabula Rasa "The Role of Smith" (A-F Records) It's a rocked out indie band unconsciously taking steps not to be. Every time I think "indie rock" while listening to Tabula Rasa, they spice it up with...

Review: The Jealous Sound

The Jealous Sound "Kill Them With Kindness" (Better Looking Records) Blair Shehan (singer of The Jealous Sound) has such a wussy voice, it's so soft and cuddly, I feel like a fag for just liking it so...

Review: The Life and Times

The Life and Times "The Flat End of the Earth" (54' 40' or Fight!) Every band has members from different bands. It is near impossible to find a group of musicians who are in the band they originally...

Review: The Riverboat Gamblers

The Riverboat Gamblers "Something to Crow About" (Gearhead) The Riverboat Gamblers are hard rockin', Texan party-punk.  No frills, no tricks, no politics, just turn it up to eleven and get silly.  This...

Review: The Riverboat Gamblers

The Riverboat Gamblers "Something to Crow About" (Gearhead Records) Not since "Veni Vidi Vicious" has a band created this sound so well. The Riverboat Gamblers are tighter than a Tupperware container. On...

Review: The Agitators

The Agitators "Meeting the Lads" (Street Anthem Records) Have you seen those anti-theft shopping cart devices?  Damn, those things are a trip.  If you take the shopping cart out of the parking lot these...

Review: The Black Keys

The Black Keys "thickfreakness" (Epitaph / Fat Possum Records) Every review of The Black Keys asserts that they are not The White Stripes. Like The White Stripes there are only two members, a drummer and...

Review: The Business

The Business "Hardcore Hooligan" (BYO Records / Burning Heart) The Business can be summed up perfectly by the closing track on their latest album entitled 'No One Likes Us'. Basically, they're the...