MUSIC REVIEW: Barrio Tiger “Ave Maria”

Barrio Tiger’s new offering Ave Maria is a big dumb rock record filtered through the lens of late ’70s New York punk. It’s Turbonegro light with a touch of the Heartbreakers and a surging energy just itching to burst through the seams of its denim jacket. But this should come to no surprise to the […]

MUSIC REVIEW: The Sweet Things “Love to Leave” 7″

The Sweet Things clearly worship at the altar of the Rolling Stones, specifically the stride that starts with Let It Bleed and ends with Exile on Main Street. This is an oft tread path because those records are near perfection. However, the musical landscape is littered with the bones of half-assed Keith’s and Mick’s who […]

Music Review: Direct Hit! – Domesplitter

Punk rock has very little new twists to offer; groundbreaking isn’t the genre’s appeal anymore and considering many Misfits tunes are rehashed Ramones riffs all crimped from Chuck Berry and sped up; it’s arguable it ever was. However when the dynamics of what has always been punk’s bread and butter works; it can make the […]

REVIEW: Riot Fest / Misfits Reunion Denver

Denver, you are beautiful. As I stepped off the plane weed fell from the sky; literally. Not being one to generally partake in the wilds of shrubbery, I was still impressed. However, Riot Fest was not as impressive, except the Misfits. The Misfits were everything they should have been. The word epic is bandied about […]

REVIEW: Que Lastima – Tempered Tantrums

My grandparents used to play southern gothic Christian folk music. True story. I never thought that would tickle my fancy nearly as much as it ended up doing and being an amazing spectacle to boot. They were untrained musicians with little rhythm and were tone deaf singers, but nothing could stop them from preaching the gospel […]