Archive for March, 2014

Deep River Running


Deep River Running has that singer/songwriter and alt-pop feel. The duo is comprised of singer Nick Schinder and songwriter Jacqueline Doherty, so Schinder’s voice guides Doherty’s words to your hears. Though you never hear her voice, Doherty’s thoughts and poetry mix with your own with a sound brought by Schinder that’s like a not so […]

The Used and Taking Back Sunday Live


What happens when you sell out a show at the Warfield? San Francisco warmly welcomes you into her clutches with spilled beer, puffs of smoke and crowd surfers throwing up the middle finger as if saying, “Yes, please continue to rock.” Opening bands Sleepwave (former Underoath singer Spencer Chamberlain’s project) and Tonight Alive both warmed […]

SPLATT – Girls About Songs


The best songs are about girls. Green Day‘s “Maria,” The White Stripes‘ “Fell in Love with a Girl,” the list grows. Girls About Songs is the EP by SPLATT that takes some women who are special to the SPLATT family and immortalizes them through song.

Radio Dial – Word Painter


Sometimes you just need a power ballad to get through something. If you’re searching for some new Stone Temple Pilots-esque rock, then look no further.  You need loud, angry, aggressive and in your face music, and that is what we get in Radio Dial’s album Word Painter.

Friction Monster – Tantrum


Take the groovy, dancing guitars of the ’60s and ’70s, then pair that with the sing along ability of Weezer. Next, throw in some more synth and a constant, driving bass line. The end result is what we have found in Friction Monster’s album Tantrum. This is an album that gives you a mix of different styles […]

Lavoy EP


Listening to an album is like listening to a story. Listening to an EP is like listening to a short story. Listening to Lavoy’s EP is like listening to a short story that you wish would have been a series of novels. In three short songs, you get the idea, but you’re just left hoping […]

December – Misplaced, Not Lost


Generally speaking, people tend to pick music that matches their mood. If you’re angry, you want some aggressive rock that you can scream to, and that helps release all the tension you’ve had to hold back for whatever the reasons may be. If you’re sad, you pick out something a little more somber just to […]

The Rosy Shades – Morning Spirits


The Rosy Shades find their roots in a classic ’60s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll vibe. They’ve got a polished and produced sound, but still have the feel of an alt/rock/indie band. They’ve got some folky lyrics – take “For Your Love” for example: ‘Cause she don’t run ’round, run ’round, run ’round/Well, I guess she […]

Carta Marina – End of an Era


There is something to be said about atmospheric music. Words or not, these pieces of music keep our ears and minds busy so we aren’t left with screaming silence. Carta Marina’s End of an Era is the soundtrack to keep the silence at bay.

Gasmilk – “Slow”


“Slow” is a dance pop anthem. It sounds huge and cinematic, even though the chorus has some ’90s Nickelodeon channel show sounds in the background (not complaining at all).