Category Archives: rock and roll

Tight!  –  Harmless Habit (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Remember when Jet rocked up (literally) in the early part of this century and sounded like the hottest 60’s garage rock band that no one had ever heard of. Well, Harmless Habit has those same qualities. They may take their … Continue reading

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Threshold –  The Mutineers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Pitching the vocal perfection of The Civil Wars onto often hard rocking back beats, The Mutineers, capture the heart of what Americana music is, in that they sound like the sweet and sour pulse of that country’s musical heart. A … Continue reading

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Born in Da LBC –  Lee Perreira (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

That will teach me to jump to conclusions, to judge books by their covers…or at least songs by their titles. Anytime I see slang words such as “Da” in a title I immediately brace myself for impact by another modern … Continue reading

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Crusin’ –  Gentlemen and Scholars (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The wonderfully named Gentlemen and Scholars sound like nothing less than the beating heart of the American Dream. It is the sound of truck stops blending into back street Chicago blues clubs, of late night diners and jukeboxes which in … Continue reading

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13th Floor Renegades –  Last Great Dreamers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Last Great Dreamers make a glorious racket and no mistake. Then again they always did. Back in the day, the day in this case being the early nineties, they were part of that glam-punk, sleazy-blues infused back to basic rock … Continue reading

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Hard On Things –  The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Even if I didn’t rate the music you have to love a band with a name like The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer, doubly so once you find out that their current album is called Apocalipstick! Thankfully I do rate … Continue reading

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Lauren Ruth Ward debuts video for Blue Collar Sex Kitten

Lauren Ruth Ward’s video for “Blue Collar Sex Kitten” premiered today. The video pulls viewers into a dreamlike sequence as Ward unleashed her mesmerizing rock n’ roll swagger on an eclectic cast of characters including local LA DJs, bandmates and … Continue reading

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The Missing Persians – The Missing Persians (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As soon as Old Man’s Shoes emanates from the speakers you quickly realise that you are in a very different musical world from the vast majority of music made these days. I guess it is an age thing, once you … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLIX : Knowledge –  Dynamos (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Last time out, Dynamos proved themselves to be a fantastic fusion of old school, low-slung rock and roll groove and clean limbed, tight pop delivery, and latest single, Knowledge, does nothing but reinforces the fact. We live in a nostalgic … Continue reading

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Grabbing At a Distant Star –  Electric Radio Kings (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I sometimes wonder if the spirit of rock and roll hasn’t got a bit lost as modern bands try to out technical each other, out volume each other, to be tougher, harder, more dangerous than each other. It seems the … Continue reading

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