Review: Tossers

Tossers "Long Dim Road" (Thick Records) Oy, where’s me Guiness? The Tossers take the mighty sounds of the Irish and whip it into a tamer, calmer version of the spectacular Flogging Molly. Many bands have...

Review: Tom Daily

Tom Daily "“The Burlington Northern”" (Thick Records) So when infinitely talented people join together, groups are formed, recordings are made, tours are notched, burn and fade.  Then these infinitely...

Review: The GC5

The GC5 "Never Bet The Devil Your Head" (Thick Records) I love a good street punk album. So must a few other people, or Social Distortion and Rancid wouldn't be as popular as they are. The GC5 obviously...

Review: The Arrivals

The Arrivals "Exsenator Orange" (Thick Records) Whenever I hear a punk record I have to admit that I prepare myself mentally for some redundant replicated sounding shit.  It's always "Fuck this!" and...

Review: Trenchmouth

Trenchmouth "More Motion:  A Collection" (Thick Records) This sound is very groovy, and by very groovy I mean very groovy in a dancing sort of way.  Mixed in are the fast, raw, frantic shreds that can...

Review: Oil

Various Artists "“Oil”" (Thick Records) Wow! What we have here my cool motha fuckas is a 19 track record of some of the finest underground Chicago bands of the day.  To top it off the whole album was...

Review: Local H

Local H "No Fun" (Thick Records) The title track of this 6-song EP is not the Iggy Pop classic, but half the tracks are covers. Two of those are the best cuts on the recording: a restrained rendition of...

Review: Cougars

by bushman Not much is known about Cougars. Hailing from Chicago, or thereabouts, this 8-man rock armada is crafting horn infected indie rock with a passionate twist. Guitars and bass pound out loose...

Review: Vortis

Vortis "God Won't Bless America" (Thick Records) The album opens with, "For some reason the Bush administration has an obsession with Iraq and Saddam Hussein." Then they kick into a war protest song....