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Truckstop Coffee – One Damn Thing To Redeem

Truckstop Coffee – One Damn Thing To Redeem

Truckstop Coffee serves up a breed of alt.country/southern rock with songs about whiskey, women, heartache, and interstate highways. Their sound is probably best compared to fellow whiskey, women and heartache stalwarts Lucero or The Drive-by Truckers. Hailing from Lake Worth, FL, Truckstop Coffee is Pete Stein, Caleb James, Nick Orow and Venny Portalatin. In December […]

Introducing: Jawbone

Introducing: Jawbone

I had plans when I came home tonight. I was gonna write a piece on a cd and do the dishes. When I opened the front door there was a change in plans. Sitting on the sideboard was a manila envelope with a Jawbone logo in the return address area. Straight into the cd player, […]

Introducing: Chicken Legs Weaver

Introducing: Chicken Legs Weaver

“This is music wrought from blood and bone, concrete and steel, an inner-city voodoo for the disposed and forgotten.” Originally championed by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Chicken Legs Weaver is Andy Weaver, Jane Howden and Mik Glaisher. The Band hails from Sheffield but writes a breed of music that could easily come from the […]

Introducing: Reynosa

Introducing: Reynosa

Pensacola is like many a small southern town: Traditional, Republican and hard-line Christian. The town’s favorite son is Republican Congressman turned right-wing bobblehead Joe Scarborough. Reynosa’s high school, East Hill Christian, is “committed to a doctrine, which supports the infallibility of scripture, that the Bible is the ultimate authority against which all evidence is examined.” […]

Introducing: Roger Hoover and the Whiskeyhounds

Introducing: Roger Hoover and the Whiskeyhounds

Did you ever stop to think about the stupid amounts of awesome music coming from Ohio?  If not, you really should because there is something in the Ohio water that makes rock stars out of their kids. Check out Two Cow Garage to see what I am saying. Sharing the same hometown as The Black […]

Introducing: The Dirty 30s

Introducing: The Dirty 30s

The challenge: To write about a cd that you love from beginning to end without sounding like a cheap PR one sheet. I have been thinking about this piece for a little over a week now. How do you tell people that a cd is completely wonderful but keep it close enough to the vest […]

Introducing: Mat D and the Profane Saints

Introducing: Mat D and the Profane Saints

I remember when Biohazard released their first album, Urban Discipline. Man, that shit hit me like a jab coming right up the pipe. Raw as a freshly popped blister with more grit than a fish fry. You got the feeling that the songs on that album were written from experience and when he sang “you’re […]

Introducing: American Minor

Introducing: American Minor

I stumbled upon American Minor while flipping through the used cd bin at my local record store. I guess the cd cover reminded me of The Legendary Shack Shakers “Believe” cover and that was enough to get me to drop 5.99 on it. American Minor is a 5 piece rock and roll band from West […]

Myspace Bands (part 5) or Introducing: Creech Holler

Myspace Bands (part 5) or Introducing: Creech Holler

I am gonna borrow liberally from Creech Holler’s myspace page for a moment: creech holler plays the music of midnight whiskey stills and front porches. of those whose sole act of contrition before god was to make song of their sin and sorrow. of those who have been to dark places, and who left their […]

Introducing: The Pine Box Boys

Introducing: The Pine Box Boys

Is there no pity for the lonely ladies of the American Murder Ballad? Buried in unmarked graves, their ghosts have been called out to in song for more than two centuries. No face, no form, only lonely names – Polly, Sally, Maggie, Eleanor. The Pine Box Boys are Lester T. Raww- guitar, vocals; Alex “Possum” […]