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TurnBlue

A Jam Packed Wednesday With The Black Keys, Obnox, and OBN IIIs

  Now, this is a little better from Akron's favorite sons. While "Fever," the first track released from The Black Keys forthcoming album, Turn Blue (5.13 on Nonesuch), sounded like every track on El Camino, the duo's commercial breakthrough and artistic hole of an album from 2011, the title track finds the boys stretching out a bit. The evenly pulsed bass and deliberately struck keys have a modern R&B sound about them...READ MORE
TotalControl

Play Me: “Flesh War” by Total Control

Once the side project of Eddy Current Suppression Ring's Mikey Young, Total Control is beginning to sound more and more like the primary outlet for the man who is seemingly everywhere all the time in the Australian underground as a musician and producer. It goes without saying, but the longer Eddy Current Suppression Ring stays on hold, the bands' various side projects, like Total Control and Boomgates, all take on added signific...READ MORE
Protomartry Under Cover of Official Right
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The Rockometer: Under the Color of Official Right by Protomartyr

      Protomartyr Under the Color of Official Right Hardly Art My introduction to the four-piece, Detroit post-punk band, Protomartyr, was unique for the 21st Century. I first heard them on Sub Pop's 25th anniversary compilation, Sub Pop 1000, a collection of mostly unknown bands. You see, back in the day, before this internet business, music fans would often buy compilations put out by labels they tr...READ MORE
obnoxLouderSpace
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The Rockometer: Louder Space by Obnox

    Obnox Louder Space 12XU A great man once said, "To be the man, you have to beat the man." The saying not only holds true in professional wrestling, the arena in which Ric Flair first spoke those immortal words, but also in Rock 'N' Roll music. Lamont "Bim" Thomas can get away with trash talking his peers because he's been around long enough in bands like The Bassholes, Puffy Areolas, and This Moment in...READ MORE
OBN IIIs Third Time For Harm Album Cover

Top Jam: “Not Time for the Blues” by the OBN IIIs

Are you still smarting from the limp effort at a single The Black Keys released yesterday? This track by the OBN IIIs, "No Time for the Blues," is for you. If the Black Keys are the sound of a garage rock band with their rock motor on cruise control, content to roll out new takes on their back catalog for the sakeaof having a new song or two on their next arena stop, then "No Time for the Blues" is the sound of a scrappy, gara...READ MORE
FuckedUp

Jam Packed Wednesday with Fucked Up, The Horrors, The Black Angels, and Archie Bronson Outfit

  Fucked Up's "Paper the House" is not your uncle's pop-punk anthem. For one thing, Fucked Up have always had better things to do than watch tv and rub one off, you know, like writing exceedingly long songs about the sex trade. And while, lead howler, Damian Abraham may question his life in a rock band through the lyrics, and rue the fact that it's driving him insane,  his yelp is as harsh as ever. Then, there's the matt...READ MORE
RuinedFortune
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The Rockometer: S/T by Ruined Fortune

    Ruined Fortune Ruined Fortune Hozac Records For the past five-plus years, Australian rock music has been on an incredible upswing. It began with Melbourne's Eddy Current Suppression Ring, who released three well-received albums of post-punk, garage rock and trash on Goner Records. From the Eddy Current Suppression Ring sprang side-projects, like the more rustic rock band, Boomgates and the synth punk of T...READ MORE
Obnox

Play Me: “Bitch! Get Money!” by Obnox

Lamont "Bim" Thomas may have left the home studio behind for his newest record, Louder Space, but that doesn't mean his punk-rock wrecking crew, Obnox, have changed their ways. "Bitch! Get Money!" is just the latest example of why Obnox is among the best Cleveland Rock has got to offer. Once content to shred, Obnox songs have grown to encompass elements of blues, soul, R&B and hip-hop, and more impressively, they've retained all ...READ MORE
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The Rockometer: Punk 45: Kill the Hippies! Kill Yourself!; There Is No Such Thing as Society by Various Artists

    Various Artists Punk 45: Kill the Hippies! Kill Yourself! Soul Jazz Records Various Artists Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing as Society Soul Jazz Records Why? Why, as we near the 40th anniversary of punk rock's birth do we need one 2XLP of underground punk from the USA recorded between the mid-'70s and 1980 and another 2XLP from the UK, dating from '77 to '81? The practical answer would be that So...READ MORE
Ex-Cult

Jam Packed Thursday with Ex-Cult, The Skull Defekts, Spiritualized and Thee Oh Sees

This is Ex-Cult and this is rock 'n' roll, dirty and sweaty and unsexy, Rock 'N' Roll. It was birthed and perfected in the trenches of punk rock dives with like minds Ty Segall and the OBN IIIs. Unlike those acts, however, Ex-Cult, are not wholly tied to the '60s and '70s. Listening to "Midnight Passenger," one not only hears standard strains of garage and punk, a given, from the company Ex-Cult keep, but also the gutter rock of ...READ MORE