It’s still rock and roll to me : The BONNEVILLES, DATURA4, The BLOODHOUNDS, PAUL COLLINS, and PRIMA DONNA via The Vancouver Sun

It’s still rock and roll to me: Tom Harrison’s album reviews here

“What kind of music do you play?”

When I was in a band, I always hated that question.

I’d answer, “Rock and roll,” knowing that said nothing. Too many eras, too many styles, and we didn’t come from or fit any of them. We were a rock and roll band for whatever that was worth.

So the brief summaries that follow are of rock and roll records leaning to some degree to blues, country, punk, garage, the ’50s,’ 60s or later. For what it’s worth.

• The Bonnevilles are a raw duo with punk, folk and blues influences on their Arrow Pierce My Heart.

Nice KING MUD review in Elmore Magazine

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Sometimes, great things come out of random collaboration. King Mud collaborated with Van Campbell from The Black Diamond Heavies and Freddy J IV from Left Lane Cruise to create Victory Motel Sessions. They joined together in LA, California for what’s described as a “marathon jam” that produced to some serious, rich hard blues. Radio Moscow’s Parker Griggs jumped in on two tracks, “Smoked All My Bud” and a great cover of the Trogg’s “I Can Only Give You Everything.” – Laura Sedor

READ THE REVIEW HERE

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Cincy Groove : BUFFALO KILLERS Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary With 5/6 Show at The Comet

It’s been 10 years since the demise of the revered Cincy-based garage rock band Thee Shams, but out of those ashes rose an even mightier beast – Buffalo Killers. It was then that Zachary Gabbard from the band sent Alive Naturalsound Records’ owner Patrick Boissel a four-track demo, where they were quickly signed for the release of their self-titled 2006 debut album. Andy Gabbard recalls, “We sent Alive a CD with our name and Zach’s phone number on it. No internet involved. Patrick called Zach right as we were about to leave to play our first show.” Zach laughed, “He actually called me on 6/6/06. The CD we sent only had four songs on it; the only ones we had written and recorded. I lied and said we had enough songs for a full album.” – FULL STORY HERE

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