Monthly Archive: December 2016

★★★½ 3 and half star review of JAMES LEG “Blood On The Keys” from TEAMROCK/CLASSIC ROCK

Blessed with the kind of subterranean growl that almost makes Tom Waits sound like a choirboy, former Black Diamond Heavies singer and keyboardist James Leg – the nom de plume of John Wesley Myers – has done much to pull the blues away from any number of pub bores and six-string technicians who regularly sanitise […]

KING MUD announces Winter European dates

KING MUD Winter European Tour Dates : February 8 @ DB’s — Utrecht, NL February 9 @ Le Kalif — Rouen, FR February 10 @ Le Galion — Lorient, FR February 11 @ La Grange à Musique — Creil, FR February 12 @ Le Sucre — Lyon, FR February 13 @ Café De Swerver — […]

NO DEPRESSION premieres MARK PORKCHOP HOLDER’S “My Black Name”

If the Rolling Stones camped with Howlin’ Wolf and Billy Gibbons on trucker speed for the weekend with a fuzz pedal, this would be its precious procreation. “My Black Name” is a charged up garage blues littered with succulent slide licks and tasty crunch, battling the demons that haunt a man’s reputation with war eyes […]

Awesome SULFUR CITY review from the New York Music Daily

Slashing, Fearlessly Populist Classic Detroit-Style Rock from Sulfur City Sulfur City evoke the hard-charging, uncompromising Murder City garage-punk intensity of Radio Birdman and Sonic’s Rendezvous Band, with elements of retro soul, psychedelia, a little funk and a fearlessly populist political sensibility. But they’re not from Detroit or Australia: they hail from Sudbury, in northeast Ontario. […]

★★★½ 3 and half star review for JACK LEE’S “Bigger Than Life” from the TORONTO SUN

Yet still not big as he deserves. The former frontman of L.A. legends The Nerves (with Peter Case and Paul Collins), Lee wrote Hangin’ on the Telephone (covered by Blondie) and Come Back and Stay (for Paul Young). You’ll find his own recordings of both on this anthology, along with 21 other crunchy power-pop nuggets […]