Sometimes I feel like a mom to all the bands I knew a few years ago, seeing and hear them grow and evolve over time; realizing creative facets of themselves and finding their own musical way.
The dark rumbling dirge of “March of the Condemned” is in no way a sign of things to come. The opening instrumental of locals Brutal Hand’s self-released debut is heavy and somewhat interesting. The first full proper song “1314” starts off promising enough with what sounds like the build up of an angry mob before […]
There’s something inviting and morbid about some of the cartoons we enjoy at the annual Spike and Mike’s Festival of animation or the killer bunny from Monty Python’s “Life of Brian.” On The Dollyrots debut on Panic Button/Lookout! Records, the CD cover displays a Japanese style illustration of a cute bunny, smiling while wielding a […]
Faithless always reminds me of the irony of my moving to Denver, of their Sunday at 8pm album that features The BlueBird’s marquee, just minutes from where I live now. I always thought that it looked like a cool spot to visit without a clue that it would someday become my new hometown. Faithless was […]
Sometimes it’s a mystery as to how a band was inspired by a given name. Franz Ferdinand is far from starting a world war, for example. Not so of this Aurora band, now gone national, as their heat and burn continues to take over the large and small stages across the country with an uncontrollable […]
Overflowing with chunky beats and those velvet vocals made popular back in the ’80s, Monofader doesn’t really break any new ground, but one can’t help but be pulled into their dark and sexy web. Woven with the bouncy-ness of strobe light nights and the seductive quality of the Violator era of Depeche Mode, Frost is […]