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By Dave Levin On Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Red Fang: Whales and Leeches

Red Fang Wales and Leeches (Relapse Records) Red Fang is a band of man-beasts. They encapsulate the true metal dogma of destruction, pillaging, and punishment – like a band of vikings, but from Portland. More...

By Dave Levin On Monday, February 18th, 2013

The Sword: Apocryphon

The Sword Apocryphon (Razor & Tie) I was never into metal growing up, even though I was of its generation as a child of the 80′s, so I missed out on the trend when I was of prime headbanging age. But in More...

By Dave Levin On Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Sonic Youth: Smart Bar – Chicago 1985

Sonic Youth Smart Bar – Chicago 1985 (Goofin’) I’m not sure even where to start with this review. I don’t know how to write about a band like Sonic Youth. Where do you begin? I’m still pretty More...

By Dave Levin On Monday, January 14th, 2013

Turbo Fruits: Butter

Turbo Fruits Butter (Serpents and Snakes) Nashville is so hot right now. It’s having such a revival that it seems to be reclaiming it’s title of Music City. Jack White and The Black Keys live and record there. More...

By Dave Levin On Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Ty Segall Band: Slaughterhouse

Ty Segall Band Slaughterhouse (In The Red) Ty Segall is the man. I love this guy. For my money, he’s the best young rock n’ roller out there: loud, snotty, and full of great hooks. I’m really partial to More...

By Dave Levin On Saturday, August 25th, 2012

White Fence: Family Perfume Vol. 2

White Fence Family Perfume Vol. 2 (Woodsist) Tim Presley seems to be a pretty prolific songwriter and staunch psych-pop enthusiast. Whether he’s playing with The Strange Boys, Darker My Love or Ty Segall, the More...