Rock Plaza Central- Are We Not Horses

Ok, I actually got this album by accident (I was looking for Scotland Yard Gospel Choir) but I’m not upset because Are We Not Horses is pretty cool. If I’m not mistaken the album features the accordion, trumpet, mandolin and violin along with typical rock band instruments. I definitely hear some Will Oldham in this album, people say there are also Neutral Milk Hotel influences but those are harder to spot I think. The album is mixed in an interesting way so that I keep […]

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Hello Again

Hello again readers! I know it’s been awhile (nothing like the great blogger drought of April 07’ of course). Anyway I’ve been a little busy lately but I’m back and trust me there are some good things coming so keep an eye on this page Today I’d like to talk about whistling. I wish I could whistle, unfortunately all I can manage is that toneless shrill sound people who don’t know how to whistle made when they try to whistle, it’s really unpleasant. Maybe it’s […]

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Bouncing Souls and Lifetime at Electric Factory Review and Setlists

On Friday night, I went to go see my favorite band, the Bouncing Souls at the Electric Factory. I’ve seen them 9 or 10 times now, and this time was quite possibly the best set I’ve ever seen (as good as when I first saw them years ago). I was more amped than a schoolboy who just snorted crack. SHORT VERSION: I had a lot of fun, and the Bouncing Souls played a sick setlist. I was especially excited that every band was from New […]

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Anti-Pasti: For Fans Of The Clash

Do you like the Clash? Then you will probably like Anti-Pasti. Despise The Clash? Then you probably love nothing in life and have a heart made out of dead puppies and bleeding kittens… Orphan dead puppies and kittens by the way. Anti-Pasti doesn’t kill kittens (you jerk), and these guys were pretty big (for punk) in the UK during the 80s, however, they never really got huge in the states over here. Their music is very similar to that of The Clash, as in not […]

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Guilt By Association

So by now you’ve probably heard of Guilt By Association, an Engine Room Recordings project where indie artist cover mainstream acts. Has anyone else noticed the similarity between the album cover and the old Ike Reilly album Salesman & Racists? Anyway I think the album is pretty hit or miss but for anyone else who loves covers it’s worth checking out. Edit: Due to Record Label Request, other 2 mp3s removed. MP3: Petra Haden- Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey cover)Ugh what a huge disappointment. The housewives […]

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Murder Mystery

It seems like every time I open my e-mail these days I get news on some awesome new indie-pop band. My cup runneth over with handclaps! Anyway the latest is a New York band called Murder Mystery. Their début album Are You Ready for the Heartache Cause Here it Comes has all the indie-pop trappings of a Mates of State or Bishop Allen along with a healthy dose of Buddy Holly (especially check out What My Baby Said). Half of the band is brother and […]

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Streetlight Manifesto Promises New CD Samples, Release Date, and Title This Month

Streetlight Manifesto announced some news on their redesigned website today.From their site: “A) New Record… OFFICIALLY DONE AND FINISHED AND WRAPPED! B) New Record title… To be announced right here, this very month! C) New Record song samples, to be posted here, this very month! D) New Record release date, to be posted here, this very month! E) First official Streetlight music video, more info soon, right here F) Upcoming headline tour plans to be announced here in the next few weeks G) Overseas tours […]

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Mustard Plug – In Black And White

When I learned about Mustard Plug’s new release scheduled for 9/11/07, I was stoked. Mustard Plug has been one of my favorite ska bands for quite some time, and it’s about time for a new album. In Black and White does not disappoint. The album takes a different direction than the happy, upbeat silly songs of Mustard Plug that we’ve come to know and love. In Black and White is heavier, both musically and lyrically. The lyrics are much more serious, and with the exception […]

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Armalite Show Review

I went to go see Armalite last night at the First Unitarian Church in Philly, and let me say, it was a sick show. First up was The Steal hailing from the UK, playing their first show ever in the US. I never heard of these guys before hand, but to my surprise, they put on the best show of the night. The Steal played melodic hardcore along the lines of Kid Dynamite (which they eventually admitted to being their biggest influence, and they were […]

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