Album Review: Earthless Bow to No One on Black Heaven

In the eyes of many fans, there is no crime more reprehensible a band can commit than "selling out." And while the times have changed with regard to the actual selling of one's music for commercial purposes (ask anyone old enough to remember about the backlash regarding The Rolling Stones being featured in a Windows … Continue reading Album Review: Earthless Bow to No One on Black Heaven

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: Nirvana—In Utero

We're taking a look back a classic album celebrating its 25th anniversary, to see if it has aged like fine wine or rotted like a heap of stinking garbage—Nirvana's follow up to the 1991 breakthrough, game-changing album Nevermind, In Utero. Thinking back on the record, I remember the stories behind it as much as the … Continue reading Album Review: Nirvana—In Utero