Because Songs Matter

Monthly archives for June, 2007

Flashback Friday: Danzig

Flashback Friday: Danzig

Long before Thrall made “Mother” a rock radio hit, and long before some random fat dude knocked Glenn Danzig out on youtube, I thought Danzig’s self-titled release was the greatest thing in rock music. From 1988 to 1994 they could do no wrong as far as I was concerned. Right around 1994/1995 Chuck Biscuits (drums), […]

Rock Report: The Legendary Shack*Shakers @ The Orpheum / Two Gallants @ Jannus Landing

Rock Report: The Legendary Shack*Shakers @ The Orpheum / Two Gallants @ Jannus Landing

The Legendary Shackshakers are one of my favorite bands, so every time they come to town I start to get nervous and excitable a week in advance. In the days leading up to the show, everyone from my cubicle neighbor to the toll booth operator on the Skyway knows the whens, wheres, how muches of […]

North Twin – Falling Apart

North Twin – Falling Apart

Some people are of the belief that a band’s best song should be the third track on the cd, since that is the make or break track for most people. By some people, I mean one of my friends that I had this very conversation with recently. Personally, since I hear so damn much music […]

new Slim Cessna's Auto Club tracks:

new Slim Cessna's Auto Club tracks:

The greatness that is Slim Cessna’s Auto Club has put 3 tracks from their upcoming cd on their myspace site. Go there. Learn them. Love them. The cd is scheduled for a Fall of 2007 release. I have heard nothing more of it than these three tracks but I can tell you this. It comes […]

awesome covers: Ryan Adams/Alice in Chains edition…

awesome covers: Ryan Adams/Alice in Chains edition…

Okay. This thing has been on the internets for over a month. Admittedly, I am really slow on all things Ryan Adams and generally when another blog makes mention of Ryan I just scan down to the next entry. However, I heard about an awesome cover of Alice in Chains, Down in a Hole floating […]

a guest writer & The Avett Brothers:

a guest writer & The Avett Brothers:

I was gonna write a piece on The Avett Brothers. It has been on my “to write” document for months I just never got around to it. I like The Avett Brothers just fine and have spent a good amount of time listening to their music but for some reason I have not been able […]

War Pigs:

War Pigs:

Normally, this would be where I post about this weekends events in the Tampa/St. Pete area but this weekend there is nothing going on in my world for a number of reasons: Last Sunday I tried to rip my arm off in a mountain biking accident and recovery has been a slow process. Wednesday night […]

Cake – B-Sides and Rarities

Cake – B-Sides and Rarities

I am a fringe Cake fan. I like their hits well enough and even know all the words to more than two of them. With that said, I do not own nor have I ever owned a single cd…..Until now. Who knows, maybe the Cake purists will think B-Sides and Rarities is crap, or perhaps […]

Remembering: Scatterbrain

Remembering: Scatterbrain

From the Official Scatterbrain Myspace page: Scatterbrain was a band that defied labeling. Rock? Hardcore? Metal? Thrash? Rap? Yeah, all that and more. Scatterbrain wrote, recorded, and toured from 1989 – 1994. For many, they were known for their minor hit, “Dont Call Me Dude,” which received regular rotation on MTV’s “Headbangers Ball,” and was […]

Leeroy Stagger – Depression River

Leeroy Stagger – Depression River

A buddy jumps into my car the other night on the way to a show over in Tampa. He immediately starts fiddling with my radio….I hate when people mess with my radio. “what the fuck are you doing?” “i want you to hear this cd on the way” “fuck you and leave the radio alone. […]