Babe Punch – Control: Teenage Rage

What happens when teenagers find a way for music to be a release? Babe Punch that’s what. Still in their teens the Nottingham/Derby punkers go all 90s mixing a little bit of Bleach-era Nirvana with L7 and Hole in the slug-fest that is their latest single – “Control“. Their 5 song EP was released last October and shows that Babe Punch offer way more than just teenage rage. Along with the punk wallop of “Control” their sound slides nicely between bands like...

Cage the Elephant- Video of the Day with Whole Wide World Performing at the Ryman

The best way to listen to Cage the Elephant is through a live show and if you want to make it the best live experience possible do it in their hometown, Nashville. This is the band performing the cover of “Whole Wide World” at The Ryman, and this concert was amaze. This video is from the “Live and Unpeeled” tour which the band showed off their stripped down versions of songs from their past and several cover songs including this one, the original “Whole Wide...

Los Saicos – Fugitivo de Alcatraz

Punk is a somewhat ambiguous term; I mean, what the hell is it anyway? Safety pins? Attitude? Rebellion? Bad acne? I don’t know… who the hell cares anyway? The ongoing argument of what is punk and what isn’t punk is about as antiquated and for nothing as Bill Cosby’s comedy career. Nonetheless, the evergreen debate continues and round and round and round we go. Such is the argument pertaining to who “invented” punk. The Stooges and MC5? Gene Vincent? Elvis...

Banditos – Visionland; Album of the Week

Banditos 2015 debut record sure was a favorite around these parts, their sound mosaic hitting all the right spots. The bands’ newest record “Visionland” is out and there is not a hint of a sophomore slump as they go about laying down 10 tracks steeped in Muscle Shoals country soul, hip-shaking rock and roll, and punky twang. Visionland is named after a $60 million theme park that was built in the late ‘90s near some of the band members’ childhood homes in Bessemer, Alabama. The park...

Silverfish – ‘Total Fucking Asshole’

Silverfish were a charismatic London noise punk band active from 1988 to 1993 and led by the vicious growl of Scottish vocalist Lesley Rankine. Total Fucking Asshole – or T.F.A. as it’s sometimes more politely referred to – was the lead track on both their second EP and first mini-album, Cockeye. If you like bludgeoning drums, furious vocals and descending, chainsaw riffs over a singalong chorus, you’ll love T.F.A. In future, you’ll probably find yourself humming...

LILI Z. ‘Ma Solitude Et Moi’ – RECORD OF THE DAY

Lili Z. is a French artist who cut her teeth in great bands like The No Talents and The Splash Four, both of those bands flourished in the late 1990’s. She’s currently playing in the excellent band Chrome Reverse. She’s always been one of my favorite guitarists, and she often plays on cool vintage Italian guitars which are my favorite as well (Eko Guitars). She was putting out solo records under her own name for awhile, and although she’s not necessarily making a...