Tour: (hed) p.e.

By Jenafur Schlangen (Hed)pe is not only one of those low-end loving, throw your fist in the air, and rocking you straight to the core bands…they are literally one class act. Seriously, in a music culture currently filled with “hip hopsters” demanding paralyzed fans to stand before gracing them with a live performance; or a…

EELS The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett

Out 22 April 2014 By Walter Price  Ever since my ears found the albums Beautiful Freaks (’96), Electro–Shock Blues (’98) and the best of the best of the era Daises Of The Galaxy (’00) I’ve been hooked on Mark Oliver Everett’s EELS.   I had many a feud with my Brooklyn neighbors over my constant…

The Toadies 20 Years of Rubberneck

By Walter Price Has it really been 20 years since the release of one of the most darkly intriguing and largely unknown outside of the US albums by Texas deep chorded rockers The Toadies…    Rubberneck has an almost rare distinction of being an album by a band that have rock n’ roll sounds like…

Mammoth Mammoth Will Bring You Hell (w/ The Quill)

‘Volume III – Hell’s Likely’ I was going to write something clever about the upcoming, Europe conquering, Mammoth Mammoth tour but between the band and our very own Rockzilla of album reviews, Alle Royale, they had already said plenty.  From Alle Royale’s review of Volume III – Hell’s Likely “In a scene that, in the last years, went over…

Biffy Clyro: Opposites On Tour

Biffy Clyro – “Opposites” out now Scottish rockers, Biffy Clyro, have announced some much needed US tour stops via their official website. The band is out in support of their latest rock extravaganza, the double album, Opposites. Which hit the streets last January with a new multi-layered sound and very interesting instrumentation choices, on some tracks,…

Okkervil River Tour & Other Thoughts

‘Silver Gymnasium’  Austin, TX based, Okkervil River, have announced some much needed European tour dates on their outing to support, recently released, Silver Gymnasium (ATO Records).Silver Gymnasium, simply put, is an interesting, if not self-indulgent masterwork of band ‘intellectual ringleaderWilliam Scheff. The album is more of a grand art school project by Scheff than a straight-up OR release.The whole project is seemingly…