Tag Archives | rock

The Rockometer: Honeys by Pissed Jeans

                Pissed Jeans Honeys Sub Pop For the target audience — Male, thirty-something, office worker, and educated in classic punk, early Sub Pop and AmRep Records, Pissed Jeans’ Honeys will resonate like few other records released over the past five years. As Matt Korvette growls, about management, health [...]

The Rockometer: Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

              Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away Bad Seed LTD After two albums with the raucous Bad Seed alter ego, Grinderman, and one album with the Bad Seeds which shared much of the machismo of their other selves, Nick Cave has brought back the Bad [...]

Watch Me: “Sunshine” by Nights

It should go without saying, but not every band in your local scene arrives fully realized. For every one act you’re convinced could be huge, ok indie huge, if only the right person or right website would only notice, there are countless others who need more time to get it right. Unfortunately, when you’re working [...]

Play Me: “Face to Face” by Shellshag

Even though the recipe is simple, and it rarely changes from one release to another, “Face to Face” proves Shellshag has a groove that doesn’t need any extra spice.  Just take two DIY vets –John Shell and Jen Shag, add cowbell and fuzz guitar. Mix in a smart pop melody, and shake. It’ll please every [...]

Play Me: “I Saw Her Face” by The Men

When The Men are in country mode, as they are on “I Saw Her Face,” they sound like the band I always wish Wilco would be again. Wilco has the right guitarist in Nels Cline, for buzzed out blues, but they don’t do rowdy as much as they did in their younger days. The Men, [...]