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Smoking Popes – 1991-1998 0

Smoking Popes – 1991-1998

The smoking popes final full length record (and only decent one), “destination failure” was a favorite of mine about three years ago. A favorite in the sense that it has been my ticket to...

Slum Village – Fanatastic Vol. 2 0

Slum Village – Fanatastic Vol. 2

“Slum Village” is part of the up and coming Detroit hip hop scene. I don’t know if “Kid Rock” or “ICP” count in this circle. The “village” features soon to be super star “Jay...

Slow Fore – Oil 0

Slow Fore – Oil

slow fore manages to pull off the very difficult task of making a highly emotional record that escapes the meaningless lyrical trappings that is characteristic of so much “emo.” the seven tracks of “oil”...

Slick Shoes & Cooter – Split E.P. 0

Slick Shoes & Cooter – Split E.P.

I think someone over at Fueled by Ramen records thinks that they are one funny fuckin motherfucker. Yes someone over at that label is trying to pull a smooth one over on us kids...

Sleater-Kinney – The Hot Rock 0

Sleater-Kinney – The Hot Rock

The title tells you what this is all about. This is hot rock music! Three girls from the northwest just rocking for you. They don’t even care. I still think their last record is...

Sleater Kinney – All Hands On The Bad One 0

Sleater Kinney – All Hands On The Bad One

you can’t help but adore a band of three talented, beautiful girls playing a jet set of harmonic rock n roll. sleater kinney delivers this record whole-heartedly with power and progression, sweat and tears,...

Situation At 1200 – De-Luxe 0

Situation At 1200 – De-Luxe

any band referring to guns n roses and iron maiden in their press release is enough for me, but situation at 1200 does it musically too. influences of hum, float through the cd, but...

Silver Scooter – Orleans Parish 0

Silver Scooter – Orleans Parish

So it says on this record that they are from Texas. They don’t sound like they are from texas. Although I’m not really sure what bands from texas sound like. The only band I...

Shutdown – Something To Prove 0

Shutdown – Something To Prove

shutdown takes their dull as hell brand of frat boy hardcore to disparagingly low levels with their latest ep on victory. the four tunes including the earth shatteringly original “don’t look back” (hmmm anyone...

Showoff – Self-Titled 0

Showoff – Self-Titled

Oh boy! More lame ass I want to sound like blink-182 and all those other Bands. 13 songs of misery..blah blah blah. Not much else to say on this one Kids.

Shiner – Starless 0

Shiner – Starless

I like Shiner. I like this record. It sounds much like their earlier efforts. Big guitars, Melodic vocals, and great production. Think Jawbox tuned down and from the Midwest! Does that sound yummy? Well...

The Shindigs – Self-Titled 0

The Shindigs – Self-Titled

when the shindigs decided to disband a few weeks ago there is no doubt that austin, texas lost one of the best things it had going. lead by the completely stunning and charismatic melissa...

The Shield Around The K (VHS) 0

The Shield Around The K (VHS)

The history of K records as told by Calivin and company. Actually the whole video is 85 minutes of various people saying how much they love Calvin Johnson. Ian MacKaye, Slim Moon, Mecca Normal,...

Shelter – When 20 Summer Pass 0

Shelter – When 20 Summer Pass

I heard the last Shelter record had a ska song on it. Now, I never actually heard this song but can you imagine a ska version of “Flame still burns” or how about a...

Sharks Keep Moving – Self-Titled 0

Sharks Keep Moving – Self-Titled

i saw these guys in seattle last year and was quite impressed. 90 percent of the impression however, was made by their drummer. they had the kid from nineironspitfire playing drums and he blew...

Shake Ray Turbine – The Sauce Of Solution 0

Shake Ray Turbine – The Sauce Of Solution

these guys peaked my curiosity with their interesting rock sound that is occasionally on the abrasive side. most of the songs here start out pretty mellow then progressively rock harder. the drawback here is...

Sgt. Rock – Live The Dream 0

Sgt. Rock – Live The Dream

Put on your big pants and glitter and brace your stupid clubbin’ ass for Sgt. Rock’s Live The Dream. Starting with “Supadickie” (a song that might be more appropriately be called “the song made...

Seven Storey Mountain – Based On A True Story 0

Seven Storey Mountain – Based On A True Story

Arizona’s Seven Storey Mountain have returned to the fold with their second full length release, this time on Deep Elm Records, the label responsible for actually calling a comp series “The Emo Diaries.” I’m...

Sergio Vega – The Ray Martin Sessions 0

Sergio Vega – The Ray Martin Sessions

Knowing that Sergio Vega was a former member of Quicksand and Chi Cheng’s temporary replacement in the Deftones, won’t give you any clues to the first product of his solo career, The Ray Martin...

The Sellouts – Self-Titled 0

The Sellouts – Self-Titled

Yes! This record smokes! Punk rock that will make the people at Rip-Off records jealous that they didn’t put it out. Three guys from Brazil that do two great songs! Side A is titled...

Screamfeeder – Gravity 0

Screamfeeder – Gravity

Although I didn’t think much when I first heard Screamfeeder’s release ‘Gravity’ they’ve really grown on me, and turned me into a believer. I’m a pushover when it comes to female vocals buried in...

Scattergun Reflex – Laughing At A Dead Man 0

Scattergun Reflex – Laughing At A Dead Man

the liner notes to “laughing at a dead man” claim that this 10 track instrumental math rock full length recording was completed in a recording session that went for 16 hours straight from 7...

The Scaries – Wishing One Last Time 0

The Scaries – Wishing One Last Time

for my review i would like to quote the scaries press release: “the lyrical theme of the record is one of breakup and infatuation with that special someone. basically, songs about girls. if you...

Saves The Day – Through Being Cool 0

Saves The Day – Through Being Cool

First thing I noticed was the hooded sweatshirts with the “cute-cartoonish” logo that read “saves the day”. I was out on the east coast and all these hardcore kids were wearing them. I had...

Saint Etienne – Sound Of Water 0

Saint Etienne – Sound Of Water

Loved and cherished by fans of electro-pop, Saint Etienne have made a name for themselves by combining pure pop songwriting with what they call “studio as instrument” technology. Sound of Water pushes the “studio...

764-HERO – Weekends Of Sound 0

764-HERO – Weekends Of Sound

i challenge you to listen to Weekends of Sound while driving and see if you can get through the whole thing without falling asleep and dying. this record is boring. it’s not terrible, but...

20 Minute Loop – Self-Titled 0

20 Minute Loop – Self-Titled

I have mixed thoughts about this record. The band describes themselves as “freak-pop.” They sound exactly like heavy vegetable, except the singer sounds like a cross between alanis and tori amos on crack. Yes?...

The Plan – This Time Is Not The Place 0

The Plan – This Time Is Not The Place

when i saw these kids live, it was so loud i couldn’t distinguish guitar from bass from drums from vocals. it was rocking though. hard angular ‘math’ rock. you wish you were in this...

The 1985 – Obscured By Pink Clouds 0

The 1985 – Obscured By Pink Clouds

Yay…this album starts up with a little guitar feedback, then some rain drop ping effects, and then, BANG, you are hit with some crazy rock that is all too familiar…the vocals are so similar...

Rye Coalition – The Lipstick Game 0

Rye Coalition – The Lipstick Game

Rye Coalition are all about the ROCK. Not the kind of rock that you hear on the radio or see on eMpTyV, but the kind they grew up on. Don’t get me wrong, “The...

Ruby Keeler – Shiver Shiver 0

Ruby Keeler – Shiver Shiver

The greatest fisherman alive couldn’t catch this fish, for certain. Philadelphia’s Ruby Keeler tips the hat to bands like Polvo and Pavement, but manages to win you over with absolutely wonderful words sung by...

A.J. Rosales – "Earth And Shoal" 0

A.J. Rosales – "Earth And Shoal"

Do you ever fantasize about what it would be like if the Indigo Girls were actually men and sang happy songs? Do you bathe and dress yourself too? This guy can play guitar and...

Rocket 350 – Jungle Billy 0

Rocket 350 – Jungle Billy

13 songs of Rockabilly. Not that ground breaking but not too bad either. I think the production on this one saved this album for me. A lot of times I find this kinda stuff...

The Robots – The Day Of The Robots 0

The Robots – The Day Of The Robots

Scandinavian garage rock ala every other garage rock band you’ve heard. Originality isn’t the story here. This kinda revved up retro riff ride has become a formula. You’re not gonna be able to decipher...

Right Direction – Bury The Hatchet 0

Right Direction – Bury The Hatchet

Do you know the hardcore formula? Well if you do, then you know what right direction is about. They play the old school-mid eighties sound well. Fast, mosh parts, back ups, lyrics about friends,...