Album Review: Gouge Away—Burnt Sugar

In 2016, Florida's Gouge Away released one of the year's best (and perhaps most overlooked) hardcore albums with , Dies, a 13 song scorcher of a debut that spit sociopolitical fire and venom, and left listeners battered and bruised in its wake. The quartet have spent the intervening years touring with bands like G.L.O.S.S. and … Continue reading Album Review: Gouge Away—Burnt Sugar

Album Review: Birds in Row—We Already Lost the World

We Count So We Don't Have to Listen, the opener to Birds in Row's new album, starts with melodic, jangling guitar. That proves deceptive—a thirty second red herring, to lull you into a false sense of security before assaulting your ears with blasts of noise and rage-filled screams. The abrupt transition from soft, pleasing melodies … Continue reading Album Review: Birds in Row—We Already Lost the World

Episode 14: Best Live Sets

This week Jeff and Jobe share up their picks for favorite live performances. Be it live album or bootleg, the guys run the gamut from alternative to punk to hip hop to straight ahead Rock 'n' Roll and let you know what live sets will get your ears ringin'. Plus Jeff's reaction/review of Streams of … Continue reading Episode 14: Best Live Sets

Album Review: Hot Snakes Don’t Do Decaf

The last Hot Snakes album was released 14 damned years ago, and while it's unclear why John Reis, Rick Froberg, Gar Wood, and drummers Jason Kourkounis & Mario Rubalcaba decided to get the band back together, it is abundantly clear that it was a very, very good idea. They're back with Jericho Sirens (Sub>Pop), the fiercest … Continue reading Album Review: Hot Snakes Don’t Do Decaf

Album Review: Mudhoney—LiE (Live in Europe)

    When many people think of Seattle bands, and grunge in general, it's the same handful who made it big: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains. But if you dig deeper you find bands who, while never breaking through commercially the way grunge's 'Big 4' did, were in many ways just as good … Continue reading Album Review: Mudhoney—LiE (Live in Europe)