state trooper

Moa Holmsten Has Bruce Springsteen’s – “State Trooper” Covered + the Klara G video

State Trooper from the ‘Bruised Arms & Broken Rhythm’ album is available @ iTunes. by Walter Price   The gift that keeps on giving, Moa Holmsten’s 2015 tribute to Bruce Springsteen ‘Bruised Arms & Broken Rhythm’, has yet another substantial single, “State Trooper”. From Springsteen’s 1982 masterwork ‘Nebraska”, Trooper is a 4-track brood of a narrative,…

garbage band

Music Biz Tales: Shirley Manson

…We’re not letting you waste your career like that…”   by Walter Price   Sure, the bitch fest of the last 10 years (and certainly before) has been about the big label machine and how perhaps they don’t particularly care for artistic freedom and favor the bottom financial line is well established. Couple that with the…

Ritual de lo habitual

Jane’s Addiction Ritual de lo habitual 25

  “We had really bizarre influences,” Navarro reflects. “The Velvet Underground, Led Zeppelin, Bauhaus, Van Halen and Rush were all part of our sound. Eric Avery always had this funky thing to his bass playing, but he was also into classical music, or straight-up punk or arty outsider rock. And Perry was listening to a…

Texas bands

Missing Sibling

This album is observing one’s self and cutting down to your own bones.”   by Walter Price   Ft. Worth has never come to mind when I think about cool indie rock n roll. Never has really, then recently, this reality has been changed. The outfit is called Missing Sibling and they have a lot in…

Bonnie and The Bang Bang

BONNIE & THE BANG BANG Every New Love

If It breaks your heart I’ll cut you lose I cut you…   By Walter Price   Someplace between early Third Eye Blind and Suede come BONNIE & THE BANG BANG (Patrick Stiles, Joe Warren, Jake Dineen, Robby Cronholm, Bob Dossa) from Oakland, CA that picks up were early to mid-90’s Brit-Pop and US alt crossovers left off.…

Arkells!

By Claudia Price Canada has produced quite a list of outstanding bands. You might remember Rush, The Tragically Hip, Steppenwolff or Neil Young.   Over the past 8 years the Arkells have become one of those. Winners of the renowned JUNO Award in 2010 for New Group Of The Year, delivering two full length albums a couple…