Reviews

Review: Old Californio “Sundrunk Angels”

Review: Old Californio “Sundrunk Angels”

Old Californio Sundrunk Angels (Californio Records) Offering up a twang infused hybrid of 60s San Francisco Psychedelia, crossed with early California Country-rock, LA based, Old Californio live up to their name with their latest release, […]

Review: Brett Detar “Bird in the Tangle”

Review: Brett Detar “Bird in the Tangle”

Brett Detar Bird In The Tangle By Gerry Gomez, Staff Writer LA based, Brett Detar, plays sweet guitar, matched with a wonderful gravel in his voice.  It works well for him. And, it seems the […]

Review: Hellbound Glory “Damaged Goods”

Review: Hellbound Glory “Damaged Goods”

Hellbound Glory Damaged Goods If  Reno, Nevada had a sound, it would be raw, dirty, down on its luck and heavy on substance abuse. Hailing from the Biggest Little City in the World, Hellbound Glory […]

Review: Damngivers “Damngivers”

Review: Damngivers “Damngivers”

Damngivers Damngivers Offering up everything from twang-tinged melodic pop to full-fledged country rock, Long Beach based Damngivers have delivered one damngood EP.  With vocals somewhere between Elvis Costello and Bob Dylan, front-man Gerry Gomez has […]

Records Revisited: Arlo Guthrie “Alice’s Restaurant”

Records Revisited: Arlo Guthrie “Alice’s Restaurant”

Alice’s Restaurant Massacree by Arlo Guthrie on Grooveshark Arlo Guthrie Alice’s Restaurant Droppin a needle on side one of Alice’s Restaurant is like letting a car loose on icy pavement. But if you have 18:37 […]

Review: Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven “This Round is on Me”

Review: Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven “This Round is on Me”

Maxim Ludwig and the Santa Fe Seven This Round is on Me EP Website: http://maximludwig.com By Gerry Gomez Straight out of Silverlake, Maxim Ludwig and the Santa Fe Seven are so darn good. With their […]

Review: Harmondale “Spirit of 73”

Review: Harmondale “Spirit of 73”

Harmondale Spirit of 73 By Gerry Gomez Very rarely does an album come across our desk, that warrants such joy in hearing it, tears well up.  Harmondale is an exception. It’s the sort of music […]

Review: Ryan Adams “Ashes and Fire”

Review: Ryan Adams “Ashes and Fire”

  Ryan Adams Ashes and Fire By Gerry Gomez Any time Ryan Adams puts pen to paper, the potential for something extraordinary to happen is there. One might expect that if he were to write […]

Records Revisited: Waylon Jennings “Never Could Toe The Mark”

Records Revisited: Waylon Jennings “Never Could Toe The Mark”

Waylon Jennings:  Never Could Toe The Mark (1984) By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor There’s something about seeing a Waylon Jennings =W= logo spinnin’ round a turntable that is synonymous with a stamp of quality in motion. […]

Review: Black Creek “Ragged Shark”

Review: Black Creek “Ragged Shark”

                Black Creek Ragged Shark What’s with all the Americana coming out of the UK and Australia lately? Is it possible that the rest of the West is […]

Review: Paladino “Paladino”

Review: Paladino “Paladino”

Paladino Paladino By Gerry Gomez “Lonely Mountain” kicks off the debut self-titled offering by Los Angeles based, Paladino or rather, more appropriately rattles the dust off it.  The up-tempo bar-room style country rock is a […]

Review: Buck Owens “Bound For Bakersfield”

Review: Buck Owens “Bound For Bakersfield”

Buck Owens Bound For Bakersfield: The Complete Pre-Capitol Collection (Rockbeat) Filled with outtakes, re-takes and double-takes, Bound for Bakersfield demonstrates what the eventual Honky-Tonkin’ Hee-Haw host had at stake before he ever said “Buck it” […]