Music

Music is life and all that accompanies it — along with tinnitus.

Express

Love and Rockets: Express

I'm pretty sure I had a Love and Rockets t-shirt at some point in the 80s. It's a pretty odd band name when you really think about it. Or maybe it's just super of...
Pity Boy

Mal Blum: Pity Boy

I cannot stop listening to this album. I listened to the three tracks that Mal Blum put out as pre-release over and over again just waiting for the album to drop...
Patience

Mannequin Pussy: Patience

Truth be told, I only decided to review this album because I wanted the name Mannequin Pussy splashed across the front of my stupid website. It has to be one of the...
Problems

The Get Up Kids: Problems

The Get Up Kids were like the bratty kings of second-wave emo back in the late 90s. I listened to their 1999 album, Something to Write Home About, more times than I care...
Act Surprised

Sebadoh: Act Surprised

To this day Sebadoh created one of my more epic and ridiculous concert moments. It was 1996 and the boys were playing the long-gone NYC club, Tramps, to promote...
Dogrel

Fontaines D.C.: Dogrel

The band Kansas is from Kansas. Alabama is from Alabama. L.A. Guns are from LA. Fontaines D.C., however, are not from our country's capital, but the far-away land...
Morbid Stuff

PUP: Morbid Stuff

There was a moment in 1994 when I walked into a room and heard Dookie for the first time. It somehow took the snottiness and the feelings of restless boredom of that...
Snares Like a Haircut

No Age: Snares Like a Haircut

I’ve been less than kind in my past mentions of No Age. I’ve blamed them for the drowned-in-fuzz aesthetic that came about in the late aughts that kind of swamped...
Phoenix

Pedro the Lion: Phoenix

I've always been a little weirded out by Dave Bazan's Christianity and the kind of pigeonholing of Pedro the Lion as a "Christian" band. After all, that's not my...