Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges – Classic Music Review – Clube Da Esquina

Disclaimers Galore Clube da Esquina is a Brazilian double album with 21 songs. One of those songs is in Spanish; the other twenty are in Portuguese. I do not speak or read Portuguese, which severely limits my ability to provide readers with lyrical interpretations. Even if I were fluent in Brazilian Portuguese, my interpretations could still be way off. Clube da Esquina was recorded in 1972, eight years after an American-backed coup turned Brazil into a fascist dictatorship. Curiously enough...

Lung + SKRT – Split EP – Romanus Records REVIEW

If you go back and thumb through my 50Thirdand3rd reviews over the years, you’ll find a common thread. I love me some punk-flavored rock n’ roll. Or is it rock n’ roll-flavored punk? Whatever it is, I love it will my heart. There’s something so satisfying about gnarly guitars, attitude-driven vocals, and drums that rattle your teeth. Be it about feeding a grassroots movement or throwing your broken heart down the stairs, the genre just scratches the itch. Another common...

AUTOGRAMM – New Video ‘ Anxiety’

Synthesizer-driven power poppers Autogramm seem to ooze killer hooks without breaking a sweat. Any song off their 2018 debut ‘What R U Waiting 4?’ would slide onto a playlist of bands like 20/20, The Cars, and The dB’s without anyone noticing and they are not afraid to swing for the fences with the sweet pop hooks. These guys are pros and have been kicking around in bands such as Dysnea Boys, Black Mountain, Hard Drugs, The Spitfires, Blood Meridian to name a few. This is...

Album of the Week: PINK ROOM – ‘Putain Royale’

From the first track of ‘Putain Royale‘, Belgian punks Pink Room sound rife with anger, or is it despair or even disgust? Perhaps it’s all three? Whatever it is, it is intense. Bassist/vocalist Bart Cocquyt, along with guitarist Glenn Janssens and drummer Jelle Lefebvre make quite a racket on their debut full-length (they’ve also released a couple of EPs). Musically Pink Room hits a sweet spot somewhere in the vicinity of noise, grunge, and hardcore and boasts the...

Elvis Presley – Classic Music Review – Elvis

Like many inhabitants of this blue orb stuck at home with no particular place to go, we’ve been binging on TV series and movies. This represented a major lifestyle change for us because in the good ol’ pre-pandemic era we rarely watched television and had access to only one streaming platform: Amazon Prime, French Edition. When the second wave hit after last summer’s false ray of hope, we reluctantly added a Netflix subscription. Recently we reached the point where we had...

Wassup Rocker Radio’s Sickest Song of the Week: THE ROUTES – ‘Mesmerised’

Mesmerized is the title track from Anglo-Japanese garage rockers The Routes. Based in Hita, Oita, the trio doesn’t simply channel British invasion, and 60s American psych/garage rock, they perfect it. ‘Mesmerised‘, the band’s 8th LP releases April 9th on Action Weekend Records and Bickerton Records, features Chris Jack with drummer Brian Styles and bassist Toru Nishimuta. Facebook Wassup Rocker Radio – Facebook (BR043) Mesmerised by THE ROUTES