Way, way back in the beforetime of January 2020 The Vahnevants released a record called Freakout People. It was brought to my attention at the beginning of August, but in Covid time that could mean yesterday, so I’m trying to not feel too bad about putting it off so long. I actually listened to it five or six times shortly after receiving it and then … Continue reading The Vahnevants-Freakout People
Bigjoy‘s final show with their current lineup is going to be this Thursday, August 6th, at The Hideout. Bass player Sean Christopherson is moving on to pursue other things, so this should be one not to miss. And they’ll be playing tunes off their most recent LP-Stay Away True Woman, the better of the bands two releases so far. The record is a garage rocker … Continue reading Bigjoy-Stay Away True Woman
I try to avoid writing about albums or artists that everyone is already writing about (beautifully illustrated by my two articles on Conor Oberst over the past couple weeks). So, when Sistrionix came out a little under a year ago, I gave it a quick listen and didn’t really pay any more attention. I saw Deap Vally was being written up everywhere, with big and … Continue reading Deap Vally-“Bad For My Body” Video
My knowledge of Belgian music is pretty limited. I think that Jean Claude Van Damme may have hummed a few bars of something in Bloodsport, but that’s about it. So when I was sent a record by Black Box Revelation, a garage rock duo out of Brussels, I had some questions (like do they have muscles?) After a couple minutes all of my queries were answered.
The first couple tracks, “High On A Wire” and “My Perception” remind me a lot of that super bluesy Oasis album Don’t Believe The Truth. This is particularly true of the former song. Jan Paternoster’s guitar and vocals are raw and the duo adds some sonic production elements that really add some complexity to an otherwise straightforward blues rock tune.