Tag: All Music

★★★★ 4 star review of GOSPELBEACH “Another Summer Of Love” from ALL MUSIC

Another Summer of Love’s not a million miles away from what GospelbeacH tried to do on their first album — Petty and the Dead certainly share large chunks of musical DNA — but here the energy and sense of purpose the group displays make it a much more cohesive and entertaining record, filler-free and radio-ready. […]

★★★½ 3 and half star review of LEFT LANE CRUISER “Claw Machine Wizard” from ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Claw Machine Wizard does sound just a bit less raunchy than their past few efforts, and contrary to expectations, that turns out to work in their favor. Don’t worry, this album is still industrial-strength stomp-down blues-rock, but Jason Davis’ engineering and mix add a bit more clarity to the group’s attack, and the result boasts […]

★★★½ 3 and half star review of MARK PORKCHOP HOLDER “Let It Slide” from ALL MUSIC

There’s no arguing that this album is the work of a unique talent who is clearly not interested in making another by-the-numbers blues album. Holder and his band — bassist Travis Kilgore and drummer Doug Bales — hit with the impact of a rock band, and they’re full of dirty swagger, but Holder’s potent slide […]

★★★½ 3 and half star review for DATURA4 “Hairy Mountain” from ALL MUSIC

The 2016 sophomore studio long-player from the bluesy Aussie psych-rockers, Hairy Mountain delivers another muscular blast of lovingly retooled classic rock that bristles with electric, down-under eccentricity. Similar in tone to the Sword, Thin Lizzy, Cream, Electric Wizard, and Blue Öyster Cult-loving High Country that, like Datura4’s debut, arrived the year prior, Hairy Mountain ultimately […]

Listen to the premiere of RADIO MOSCOW’s “250 Miles/Brain Cycles (Live)” via ALL MUSIC

​Blues-rock trio Radio Moscow blends two of their tunes together in this cut from their upcoming live album, Live! In California. The band has made its name on the touring circuit, bringing the lineage of the power trio around the world, so it makes sense that their live album displays the band at full strength, […]

Nice review of The BONNEVILLES via ALL MUSIC

Andrew McGibbon, Jr.’s guitar work boasts plenty of primitive ferocity and a sublime distorted tone, while drummer Chris McMullan hits hard and generally stays out of the way. While the Bonnevilles boast good, gritty technique, McGibbon is also a solid vocalist and songwriter, and there’s a greater depth to his tales of woe than most […]

DIRTY STREETS premiere new album “White Horse” via ALL MUSIC

​Memphis trio Dirty Streets brings the blues and the boogie on their latest album, White Horse. The band’s no-frills, less talk/more rock approach serves them well on the squealing “Looking For My Peace” and the down and dirty “Plain,” although there’s still time to mellow out a bit on a track like “Dust.” White Horse […]

★★★★ ALL MUSIC gives 4 stars to DATURA4 “Demon Blues”

Australians are a people who traditionally prefer their rock & roll hearty and full-bodied, and Datura4, a new combo featuring several veterans of the Aussie rock scene, certainly seem to bear this out. On their debut album, 2015’s Demon Blues, Datura4 reel off a broad range of stylistic influences that almost entirely reach back to […]