BoomBozz Taphouse
$20 Worth of Food for Only $10!
music_reviews_Stonecutters.jpg

Creatio Ex Nihil

Stonecutters
SELF-RELEASED
Good news, guys, we found Riki Rachtman!
music_reviews_TheBluesbenders.jpg

Mayfield

The Bluesbenders
SELF-RELEASED

The name “The Bluesbenders” is somewhat misleading, at least from a linguistic perspective.

music_review_CommonCollective.jpg

t.r.u.t.h.

Common Collective
SELF-RELEASED
Not everyone is a singer — no matter how driven they are, how much confidence they have, or how many press photos they can take with vintage microphones.
CD-Interstates.jpg

3=4

Interstates
SELF-RELEASED

Dig, if you will, a picture. Because not only is that all an all-instrumental band can provide, but that’s precisely the intent of such soundscape specialists like Interstates.

music_reviews_Watter.jpg

This World

Watter
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE LTD.

Given the well-publicized constituency of Watter — Strike City’s Tyler Trotter, Grails’ Zak Griles and Slint/Squirrel Bait alum Britt Walford — for fans of instrumental indi

music_reviews_CarlyAndCraig.jpg

It’s Pretty Standard

Carly Johnson & Craig Wagner
SELF-RELEASED

As the title of the debut album by chanteuse Carly Johnson and guitarist Craig Wagner is a pun, referring to the beautiful standards they perform together, let’s go one step further and say t

music_reviews_AndyMatter.jpg

Pacific Midwest

Andy Matter
GUBBEY

It’s clear that Pacific Midwest, the debut solo effort from multi-instrumentalist Andy Matter, is a labor of love.

music_reviews_ALightBeacon.jpg

Music for a Sophomore Phase

A Light Beacon
SELF-RELEASED

Despite its effort to bridge the gap between glacial post-rock and dense electronic ambience … Sophomore Phase isn’t quite sure what sort of record it wants to be.

music_reviews_TimHecker.jpg

Virgins

Tim Hecker
KRANKY

Canadian ambient artist Tim Hecker has made some of the most challenging and captivating music of the early ’00s.

Music-CD-earle.jpg

Midnight at the Movies

Justin Townes Earle
Bloodshot

A Texas singer-songwriter with the name Justin Townes Earle is a like pop star being named John Lennon Beethoven Gaye or a scientist named Susan Curie Einstein-Newton.