The Ugly Beats – Motor!

February 4, 2012 David M. Snyder 0

The Ugly Beats – Motor! [Get Hip/2010] This Austin, Texas’ combo is back for a third go-round. They’ve gone whole hog this time with the Univox-sounding organ (think “Telstar”). The variegation of ‘60s pop-rock sub-genres […]


Bobby Emmett – Learning Love

January 30, 2012 David M. Snyder 0

Bobby Emmett – Learning Love [D.I.Y/2010] Bobby Emmett spent a few years in the earlier part of this decade playing his Hammond organ, and for a while, bass, via a Fender Rhodes piano bass, or […]


The British Are Coming … Again

January 29, 2012 Gary Pig Gold 2

“No more Beatles! No more Stones! We just want the Viletones!” went the cry of true teen angst ‘round my Toronto neighborhood circa the Summer of Hate, 1977. And, memories of my favorite punk-rock combo […]

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Brian Wilson: Songwriter, 1962-1969

January 26, 2012 Gary Pig Gold 0

As those Beach Boys prepare to do it again for their 50th Anniversary, Gary Pig Gold reminds us of….. TEN REASONS WHY BRIAN WILSON: SONGWRITER, 1962 – 1969 SHOULD BE THE LAST BEACH BOYS DOCUMENTARY […]


Gavin Guss – Mercury Mine

January 20, 2012 David M. Snyder 0

Gavin Guss – Mercury Mine [Obsolete Media/2010] It’s been a baker’s dozen of years since Tube Top’s one and only album, Three Minute Hercules, came out. While one of the two singer-songwriters of that band, […]


I Need That Record!

January 18, 2012 David M. Snyder 0

I Need That Record! [MVDvisual] Subtitled “The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store” the filmmaker, Brendan Toller, imagines he’s telling some great conspiracy tale. But in reality he presents a partial picture, […]

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