more by Christopher John Treacy
[METAL] BOOM, cuz, y’know, some stuff just lands with a thud. Nothing lightweight happening here, Folks.
[PUNK] A little bit comedy, a little bit sci-fi and a lot of Japanese punk mixed in with some wrestling (they’ve been featured in Kaiju Big Battel), Austin’s Peelander Z has been touring around boggling minds for 20 years.
[COUNTRY] Alt-country troubadour Boo Ray is old school. For his new Tennessee Alabama Fireworks, he hones in on the hollow ‘selfie age’ culture that’s plaguing us and stilting our means of communicating with one another.
[ROOTS] Essentially a husband and wife duo born from a former busking quartet, Spit Shine, Lost Dog Street Band makes music steeped in the bygone-era sounds of heartbreaking, noir-country.
[ROCK] It’s hard to believe that The Church’s most successful single, “Under the Milky Way” (famously covered by Sia not that long ago) turned 30 last year, along with the album it came from, Starfish.
[FOLK] From 2010-2018, Neyla Pekarek played in The Lumineers as cellist and enjoyed an increasing role as a featured vocalist as time went on. Eventually she began contributing her own songs to their catalog.
[BLUES] Granted, there aren’t as many releases vying for spots on Billboards Blues Album Chart as there are on the mainstream ones, but that doesn’t lessen bluesman Brandon Santini’s good fortune, having his brand new album The Longshot debut at #7 early this
[BLUES] Although Ana Popovic hails from Belgrade, Serbia, her musical affinity is for American blues, something handed down by her father… and she’s cultivated an audience here by playing Buffalo at least once a year.
[ROCK] Laura Jane Grace affectionately refers to the debut release from her Devouring Mothers trio, Bought to Rot (Bloodshot records), as her “Scorpio” record – redolent in sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. The 14 track set, which has garnered praise from...
[PUNK] It took over five years for the ballsy Ontario punk outfit Single Mothers to finally release a debut full length – 2014’s Negative Qualities — due to recurring lineup issues and front man Andrew Thomson having taken some time off from the band to mine