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MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC review of HANDSOME JACK “Do What Comes Naturally”

New York Blues Rockers prove Gene Simmons wrong. According to part-time rocker and full-time self promoter Gene Simmons “rock is dead”. The legendary Kiss bassist also pointed out that it’s not been a quick death either. A slow painful demise over the past decade. He blames record companies, file-sharing, downloads etc etc. Whether he is […]

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 […]