While possessing a sound that’s rooted in jazz, BadBadNotGood is one of those rare acts that go beyond their respective style. The Toronto based trio of drummer & percussionist Alexander Sowinski, bassist & keyboardist Chester Hansen and multi-instrumentalist Leland Whitty incorporate imaginative structures and pacing rhythms into their music. They’ve…


It’s one of those weeks where I don’t have an album planned out for this review column. When this happens, I usually do a lot of searching through my emails and on various album release webpages to discover what to write about. It can take a while for something to…


Forgiving It All cover art by Christopher Paul Stelling

There’s something special when someone performs with an acoustic guitar, their voice and nothing else. What might seem as something simple surely has a lot of beauty and when it’s properly pulled off it can be awfully captivating. In this fashion, the solo artist exhibits as much force, creativity and…


Thrice aren’t your typical rock band. The act from the Los Angeles suburb of Irvine combine ‘90s-esque alternative rock with post-hardcore and progressive elements to create a purely original sound. While listening, the senses will discover that they’re all over the place but they’re also cohesive. Together the quartet of…


God Is Partying cover art by Andrew W.K.

With rampant chaos and division in today’s world, perhaps we all just need to party a little more or perhaps a lot more. It could surely make people somewhat less irritable towards each other. For over 20 years, Andrew W.K. has been preaching the gospel of partying and there’s a…


Cover art for ‘Comfort Me’ by Amyl and the Sniffers

For anyone who is looking to see how punk rock is doing these days, they don’t have to look any further than Melbourne’s Amyl and the Sniffers. These Aussies have a raw approach that mirrors the glory days of the ’70s and Amy Taylor is a legit force on the…


‘Mother Sauce’ cover art by Hot Mustard

If you’re going to have a cool sound, you better have a cool name to go along with it. You can’t have one without the other and the name has to give the music some hype. When it lives up to the hype, it’s a beautiful thing that the senses…


They might have gotten into a bunch of different side projects over the years, including one with a Mexican aesthetic, but punk rock has always been at the heart of what The Bronx does. When the band hit the scene in Los Angeles back in 2002, they gave the style…


There really isn’t a band name suited better for these times than Tropical Fuck Storm. It’s the perfect way to describe how 2020 was for all of us and now we’re dealing with the remnants of it. The Melbourne act consisting of Gareth Liddiard on guitar and vocals, bassist Fiona…


Pono cover art by A Great Big Pile Of Leaves

It took eight years, but A Great Big Pile Of Leaves finally have a new album out. The Brooklyn indie-rock act never reached the heights of their fellow scene compadres during the late 2000s and the early 2010s, which is a shame. The trio of vocalist and guitarist Pete Weiland…

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