8.0
Alt Reviews

Reaching in: Night Shop and Original Son review

Original Son – Parasite Genre: Punk, Pop Punk Similar artists: Dead to Me, Red City Radio, Social Distortion, Bouncing Souls, Lawrence Arms The great thing about modern punk-rock is that it stands with the underdog. The problem with modern punk-rock is that…
8.5
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Reclaim pop: jericho jericho and Aktion Kat! review

Aktion Kat! – Soft Power Genre: Punk, Art Rock, 80s Rock Similar artists: Devo, Iggy Pop, Elvis Costello, Seratones Do rock bands owe the listeners anything? Most of the musicians themselves would answer negatively. After all, they’re real artists, and…
Interviews

Interview with Bill Stephens (Naked Raygun)

Naked Raygun is a punk-rock leviathan, and, until recently a band’s whose recording presence was sorely missed. When it comes to the Chicago musical underground, and U.S. punk in general, every road seems to lead back to the group. Alt77’s has had the pleasure…
7.8
Alt Reviews

No soul, no punk: Yolk and Pep Talk review

Pep Talk – Next To Me Genre: Punk, Pop Punk, Pop Rock Pep Talk bring casualness and fun to their pop-punk mix on the single Next to me. Being on a stage, in front of people is unnatural. And, that’s one of the reasons why we love it so much. We all…
7.8
Alt Reviews

Alt-rock 45: Pink Leather Jackets and Candlebox review

Candlebox – Riptide (Acoustic Version) Genre: Grunge, Acoustic Candlebox bid adieu to the tough-guy appearance and return to basics on Riptide. Candlebox were one of the most successful groups of the 90s alt-rock boom. Able to distill the sound of grunge…