Flashback: Bad Brains

[itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/bad-brains/id6562656?uo=4″ title=”Bad Brains on iTunes “] This is one of my all time favourite bands…and one of my all time favourite songs!  I distinctly remember waiting up all night to catch this video the first time it aired on MTV’s 120 Minutes.  It was so worth it. I was fortunate to catch HR sit in… Continue reading Flashback: Bad Brains

I Heart Hiroshima

artist: I Heart Hiroshima | genre: alternative, power pop | label: Valve Records | [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shakeytown/id333415444?uo=4″ title=”The Rip on iTunes” text=”[object Selection] Last month yours truly wrote a little snippet about the Sounds Like Brisbane project which is, in essence, a compilation website that promotes indie music from artists Down Under. It was there that we were introduced to a… Continue reading I Heart Hiroshima

S3K::Lizard Wash video

artist: SIMPL3JACK | genre: punk | label: Holy War Entertainment [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tomorrow/id418359742?uo=4″ title=”SIMPL3JACK”] In the tail end of February we posted a review of SIMPL3JACK, a teen punk band from Northern California. In that I singled out “Lizard Wash” as one of the best tracks off their self-titled album. I am pleased they made a… Continue reading S3K::Lizard Wash video

BOOM!…BANG!…The Creepshow

artist: The Creepshow | genre: power ska, punk | label: Stomp Records [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/music-video/they-all-fall-down/id396215006?uo=4″ title=”The Creepshow-They All Fall Down” text=”[object Selection] Looking for a big bang to get your week started?  Look no further than The Creepshow.  Cornerstones of the Canadian Ska scene, Sarah “Sin” Blackwood, Sean “Sickboy” McNab, Matt “Pomade” Gee and “Reverend” McGinty bring… Continue reading BOOM!…BANG!…The Creepshow

Flashback :: Video Clash

[itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-clash/id522000?uo=4″ title=”The_Clash” text=”[object Selection] The year was 1980.  The first rock festival was held in Russia, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States of America, Mt. Saint Helens erupted in Washington State…and The Clash released “Bankrobber.We certainly could debate the relative importance of these events to each other, to the time… Continue reading Flashback :: Video Clash

Australia's Abbe May

artist: Abbe May | genre: alternative, rock | label: unsigned Some may consider Aussie siren Abbe May’s musical style to be somewhat of an acquired taste.  Okay. I’ll grant you that but, personally, I dig her.  There’s just something very PJ Harvey/Jemina Pearl about her that I find to be quite alluring.  To quote Garth… Continue reading Australia's Abbe May

Di Riddim and Di Melody

artist: Singing Melody | genre: reggae, dancehall | label: S.H.E.M. Music Productions listen now: Wi Set Di Trend It happens to all of us at one time or another. We awake from a restful night’s slumber expecting only the best for what lies ahead and then…it happens.  Out of nowhere, we find ourselves smack dab… Continue reading Di Riddim and Di Melody

Reminder: Vetoes EP Now Available

artist: Vetoes | genre: alternative, indie-rock | label: SpaceRay Music EP: Ritalin/Ritalout [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sonic-turge/id425160671?uo=4″ title=”Vetoes – Ritalin/Ritalout”] A few weeks ago we wrote a review (read it here) about a new EP coming out from Vetoes called Ritalin/Ritalout. In case you forgot, it hit stores yesterday and is now available to download via iTunes. [itunes… Continue reading Reminder: Vetoes EP Now Available

Music Sounds Better With Castanets

artist: Acid House Kings | genre: indie pop | label: Labrador Records Album: Music Sounds Better With You [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/would-you-say-stop/id417884796?uo=4″ title=”Acid House Kings – Music Sounds Better With You”] In 2007 Labrador Records released a Summer Sampler via bit torrent. I don’t even remember where I heard about this Sampler, but I do remember deciding… Continue reading Music Sounds Better With Castanets

Throw Your Arms Around Candice

It’s not flashy…but I think that’s what I like about it.  In this video for “Throw Your Arms Around Me” Summer Fiction takes their folkish 60’s vibe and set it to an old Candice Bergen movie…what’s not to like?   Watch it here…buy it on [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chandeliers/id405502447?uo=4″ title=”the album”]! – Drago