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HARMONIC DISTORTION review of HANDSOME JACK “Do What Comes Naturally”

Much like the LPs Albert King made for Stax Records, the music here is laid-back, groove-laden and soulful. The band’s roots in garage rock are betrayed by the record’s bourbon-soaked rawness, but it’s a blues record at heart, albeit one that owes as much to ’70s funk and late ’60s blues rockers Canned Heat as […]

ROLLING STONE review of HANDSOME JACK’s new album “Do What Comes Naturally”

In the world of writing about popular music, comparisons are often helpful tools, but just as often completely useless. Is it helpful to mention that American band Handsome Jack, apparently from Lockport, New York, sound like what you’d get if you put Audience’s Howard Werth, Siren’s Kevin Coyne or even Mungo Jerry’s Ray Dorset in […]

CELEBSTONER premieres The BLOODHOUNDS single “Try A Little Reefer”

Go to the CELEBSTONER site Following in the footsteps of Cheech Marin, East Los Angeles Latino rockers the Bloodhounds kick off their debut album Let Loose with the weed-centric track, “Try a Little Reefer.” About the song, Bloodhounds’ frontman Aaron Piedraita tells CelebStoner: “We have this friend that we’re always telling to try a little […]

SHAWN OBNOXIOUS review of HANDSOME JACK “Do What Comes Naturally”

“Naturally” hits with blues fused rock and roll that truly grips you. There’s a certain charm in the mix… A real honesty that you find in those nowadaysands that are sectioned off from the mainstream… Handsome Jack deliver a confidence that only you can accept or deny. The truth isn’t for just anyone these days. […]

The VINYL DISTRICT review of PAUL COLLINS “Feel The Noise”

In a truly just world Paul Collins would require no introduction. Sadly, a globe of perpetual unfairness spins around the sun, so it bears mentioning that as a member of The Nerves he helped shape the original “Hanging on the Telephone” and subsequently helmed The Beat. In 2010 Collins issued the LP King of Power […]