Category archives: Reviews

  • Cloud Nothings--Psychic Trauma

  • Since Detroit bands are allergic to promotion, it seemed worthwhile to share this track from the Cloud Nothings' upcoming release Here and Nowhere Else. 'Psychic Trauma' hints at the band's dynamic range...a Joy Division-esque intro that spontaneously ramps up into an even more ramped end. No word on upcoming Detroit dates, but the new album arrives on April 1st via Carpark/Mom+Pop.
  • New Electric Needle Room Album Causes U.S. Gov't Shutdown

  • Amidst concerns over the new Electric Needle Room album, House Republicans and Senate Democrats failed to reach a consensus for a continuing resolution on spending that would allow non-essential governmental operations. Earlier, the Kansas band had announced a poll to name their latest album. However, after tallying the results the band chose to ignore popular opinion and named the album It's G[...]
  • Obligatory review of reviews: Sebadoh-Defend Yourself

  • I hate music journalists. They're about as useful as a weatherman. In the post-apocalypse would anyone look around and howl "Who will tell me what music is worth hearing?" No one says that--the question was rhetorical. My main problem with these so-called journalistas is that they flip between outrageous strings of adjectives or regurgitating a press release. This has been on display over the past[...]
  • New Video: Butchers & Bakers - Brunch

  • I wrestled with how to open this post..."Butchers & Bakers have a new video out" seemed to suffice but it also seemed an excruciatingly boring way to begin. Anyhow, as along as you get that the band has a new video out and that you can watch it below, I'm content. I suppose this is their first official video, but I thoroughly enjoyed their video for Victory March which was a cut-up of Teorema.[...]
  • Concert Review - Frank Turner - Blind Pig - Ann Arbor - Aug 5, 2013

  • There was quite a bit of buzz around Frank Turner’s recent sold-out show at the Blind Pig.  It’s the first go-around supporting his latest record Tape Deck Heart and tickets sold out quick and remained in high-demand.  The record is Turner’s strongest yet - full of the singalong, anthemic melodies his fans have come to expect but a step forward into some more mature and deeper themes.  He is disti[...]
  • Don't Listen To This Band #1: Electric Corpse

  • As someone who has been Saved, I review music from the perspective of my faith. That is why I must warn you about this band Electric Corpse. Don’t listen to them. For starters, I have yet to hear a single song by the band that mentions Our Lord—let alone one of the lesser saints or prophets. I don’t know for certain what their band name refers to, so I will just assume that it is something sata[...]
  • Review: Sacred Slut--Don't Kill The Kids

  • Don't kill the kids isn't just a cool album...it's great advice. It can soothe your auditory taste buds and, potentially, save you a lot of time in jail. Jeff 'Sacred Slut' Spisak has prepared another set of prolific songs with your safety--and the safety of your children--in mind. Oddly enough, it's one of those albums where the title track (in this case, Don't Kill The Kids) is the best on the a[...]
  • My Night With Kevin McDonald...or How I Got Pregnant

  • What does an evening with Kevin McDonald entail? Excessive crying and stealing pandas? Sure, that’s the typical evening—but there’s also lots of laughter…because Kevin McDonald is funny. The evening began innocently enough. Saurin Choski and Mike Bobbitt performed quality stand-up sets that provided some observations and crow-work. If you live in Chicago you can see Choski just about every week[...]