Wednesday, February 27, 2008


An all percussion band. Loud, raucous, and thouroughly engaging.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Chichi and the Wonderpants

So many things about are surprising. Not the least of which is that they are good. A bossanova feel to the Emo sensibilities is the first thing that catches the listener off guard. Don't be fooled thought, Chichi is hurting and belts out the pain. The Wonderpants ( a motley group of disaffected teens from upper crust Miami) have put their expensive music lessons to good use. Their dedicated following have nicknamed themselves the "coconut cutters".

Monday, February 25, 2008

Disrespectful Tweed

Quiet noise. A surprisingly enjoyable group out of Boston, Disrespectful Tweed unleashes the buttoned-down anger of the intellectual trapped in a material world. Popular among college music djs and underground club goers, the band makes a decent, but not ostentatious living playing rock and roll, punk, ska, and anything else that strikes their fancy. A band with integrity and a mission.

Third Place Victory

Celebrating the loser who exists in everyone's heart, Third Place Victory plays Green Day covers along with their own dreary brand of rock and roll, focused on ill-fated relationships, girl who don't look at you twice, and parents who insist that you need to move out now that you're in your 20s. Their record sales would probably be more impressive if their fan base wasn't so prone to suicide.


If you've ever spent a weekend binge drinking, woken up on a stranger's couch with a keg tap stuffed up your ass, and headed out to a bar for a little hair of the dog, you can identify with the 180-proof lyrics of Spongelica, the band that just rolled out of bed and hasn't had a moment to comb its hair or brush its teeth since 1997. Drawing on the old-school punk traditions of minimal musical talent suspended from a tenuous relationship to mind-altering substances, Spongelica appeals to the angry drunk in us all.

Officially The

Clean-cut teeny boppers hearkening back to the 80s, Officially The presents upbeat ballads along the themes of boy-meets-girl, boy-falls-for-girl, boy-freaks-out. Some songs extol the virtue of best friends, lollipops, and shoes with wheels built into the soles, one of their few concessions to the modern era. Yuppie style is religiously adhered to in music videos and concert tours. Band members are replaced as soon as they appear to have mostly completed puberty.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


What started as Grandma Wilson's practical joke has since gotten a lot of attention on college radio. Well, college radio that is still really college radio. Flibberygibbet takes the wonderful melodies of such greats as Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. and blends them with the chords only a grandmother could love. The sense of nostalgia has won a large following. But be warned, concerts support a black market for Depends, not drugs.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Quivering Yak

A tight ensemble of ten men and women joined by the common thread of recovery from cults or escape from restrictive religious upbringings. Their music merges the ephemeral, wavering melodies of ecclesiastic chants with the hard-core bass line of post-industrial noise. Very high-class stuff.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


If you find Howard Stern a bit too intellectually lofty, Prepucescent may be just your speed. Imagine, all the vulgar hilarity of you'd expect from a group of twelve-year old boys at summer camp, combined with the scrawny, sweaty vibrations of a house full of meth heads.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

4 1/2 Foot Drag Queen

This cover band has taken traditional disco anthems and thrown them in the blender. Harsh and glamorous at the same time 4 1/2 Foot Drag Queen brings the anger and angst to Gloria Gaynor and yes, I think they will survive. These girls know how to rock. And they don't forget their hard core punk roots.

Friday, February 15, 2008


Bluesy, deep hills funk. Who knew you could do that with a banjo?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


The boys in the band have always kept mum about their sex lives, but audiences don't fail to speculate on the meaning of the animal costumes that dominate their live performances and videos. Although their lyrics are safe for children and work, numerous Furacity fanfic and slash parodies clutter the various Internet forums devoted to their style. The music, peppy teen anthems and slow love ballads written to lovers of indiscriminate gender, is secondary to their popularity.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Guthry Bucks a Monkey

Post apocalyptic folk. They have a lot to say, unfortunately, you just can't hear them.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Discum and the Bobbulators

As the dulcet tones of the Theremin weave their dreamlike aura around your subconscious , the drums pound against your breastbone and you gradually begin to wonder if you should have had quite so many Dixie cups of that electric Kool-Aid. Discum looms overhead, a giant among men, as the Bobbulators mount relentless sorties against your peace of mind. It's OK. Just get up and dance for six or eight hours and you'll feel just fine.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Brandy Prune's Jubilee

Good old-fashioned Christian sound! The uplifting spiritual music of Brandy Prune, former porn star turned moral agitator, will send your soul soaring to the stratosphere. Brandy Prune's Jubilee includes a chorus of 45 white-voice castrati, two pipe organs, a full complement of harps, and anything else that can make a joyous noise unto the lord. Let the spirit move you!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Raychel Rayz Garbage Bowl

Angry screaming mad enviro-punk noise. Lyrics include facetious calls to bury the Earth in non-recyclable plastic, increase conspicuous consumption, and watch more TV. Concerts generally end with the mosh pit being drenched in vegan vegetable soup while monitors flash images of techno-waste dumps.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

110% Ass

You'll know it when you taste it. It's 110% Ass. Three brothers banded together to form this beloved speed metal group. Dicky, Moon, and Harry Buttes have been playing drums with each other since childhood, but the band goes through an unfortunate number of bass players, losing five to carpal tunnel in the last three years, and two more to persistent tinnitis.

Friday, February 1, 2008

The Frotractors

Never has protesting been so fun, hip, and funky. An eclectic mix of disco and anti-war folk tunes, the Frotractors manage to make you think while making you dance. Their breakout single "Disco isn't dead, but out troops are" has managed to both create a huge following and threaten to land them in GitMo.