Harry Hard-On By Allan Rayman

Allan Rayman | Harry Hard-On | Rating: 8/11 | Harry Hard-On has something of a telltale heart. Not the kind from a murdered dead guy that haunts Allan Rayman with the drone of its constant postmortem beating. No, not like that: that would be weird. Instead, Rayman has flipped his mysterious script just enough to find himself a touch less shaded and […]

Music Monday: Albums Of The Week

As they tend to do on Fridays, a bevy of new releases came and went. While – honestly – there are far too many releases to chat you up about, here are a select two vastly different offerings. Both from two gentlemen whose names begin with the letter “C” and both are equally worth digging into. I promise. Cobi – […]

Album of the Week: Patrick Droney

Welcome to your Album of the Week. WHO: Patrick Droney WHAT: His self-titled EP WHY: Over the years the blues have continued to find old souls in younger and younger places to safely rest and express: the latest exemplar coming into the wider music world’s focus being a 26-year-old Patrick Droney. Something of a prodigy, Droney is hardly new to […]

Sentimental Porno By SWIMM

SWIMM | Sentimental Porno | Rating: 7.5/11 | For some four years SWIMM has been a charming gem within Los Angeles’ creative space: a band with an indie-rock bend that flirted with the psychedelic, the soulful and the just plain weird. Two EPs and some life lived later, co-founders Chris Hess and Adam Winn along with Hany Zayan and Marton Bizits […]

28 Days In The Valley By Dorothy

Dorothy | 28 Days In The Valley | Rating: 8.5/11 | I’m just going to go there and say that Dorothy Martin isn’t in Kansas anymore: that is, if Kansas were a hell-raising, whiskey throated, fist clenched, thrash till the wheels come off state of mind. That Dorothy burned through some demons in order to emerge all phoenix-like and purified […]

Wrong Creatures By Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club | Black Rebel Motorcycle Club | Rating: 8.7/11 | In case you haven’t notice, brevity is not exactly Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s strong suit. Peter Hayes (vox/guitar) can stretch a reverb-leaden guitar chord out about as long as it takes Robert Levon Been (vox/bass/guitar) to answer a question about the weather and, yet, here they are […]

Warbly Jets By Warbly Jets

Warbly Jets | Warbly Jets | Rating: 8.1/11 To be clear, the Los Angeles four piece Warbly Jets do not – in any way – warble, but there is something to the jets portion of the program: Samuel Shea (vox/guitar), Julien O’neill (keys), Justin Goings (drums) and Dan Gerbang (bass) come bearing propulsive grooves and an urgency bearing equal parts […]