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Vajra: “The Mirror”

By Obie Millickian Oh yeah! One of our favorite bands is back and badder than ever. Vajra’s new single “The Mirror” is blasting up the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart just off of a 29-city U.S. tour. The single is from their upcoming album Irkalla and is indicative of Annamaria Pinna’s crazy good voice and the […]

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One Track Minds: A Price to Be Paid

By Lisa Waugh There’s alchemy at play here as One Track Minds forges sounds, noise, and genres, blending them back onto themselves in their latest work, A Price to Be Paid. There’s pop, a strident metallish rockabilly, and the echoey international ballad punk strum of the late ’70s/early ‘80s. There’s more than that. The album […]

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Ajay Mathur’s Wild Ride with ‘9 to 3’

Ajay Mathur : 9 to 3 By Antiem Boyd Who’s up for a little Jimmy Buffett and George Harrison via Ajay Mathur? Mathur’s new record 9 to 3 is an impressive 15-track album. Parts country, Americana, and old school Southern rock, Mathur demonstrates that he’s a talented songwriter. The songs run the gamut from upbeat to […]

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Rock Masters Band Drops a Double Dose of Helsinki

by Stephen Chow Rock Masters Band: “Hit the City” and “Diamonds” I’m here to tell you, Finland has it going on when it comes to music. If you’re not tapping into that source to beef up your record bin with bands like Rock Master Band, you are just aren’t down with what’s hot and Finnish. […]

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Broken Guru: ‘Bent Up Halo’ Is Finely Tuned Gritty Love

Broken Guru are native New Yorkers, of course, because that’s one of the places where gritty, honest, soulful music is made. Bent Up Halo is a refreshing blast of finely chopped songs you need in your life. Booming, humorous and oh so garagey, the record vibratest with true punk pioneer spirit with a twinge of […]

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‘Heartbeat Serenade’ Americana Road Trip

It’s time for a little ride down the back roads of America by way of CommonUnion59. The duo’s latest record Heartbeat Serenade is a fresh alt country breeze from the minds of Steve McKenzie and Laura Malasig. These two San Franciscans bring that special Bay twist to a folksy, down home sound you’d expect to […]

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