The Artist Formally Known As Vince Band “On Display”

Good to see that The Artist Formally Known As Vince is back, though this band from Chicago never stopped rocking. 12 new songs with lots of 60s and 70s influences ("Lapdog", "Light", "She's a Disaster"...) wrapped in glitter. The fact that both male and female vocals work together reinforces the melodic side of the songs.... Continue Reading →

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Jack Scratch “2012”

This is a collection of songs the band recorded between 1988 and 1991. The two first songs ("Broken Dreams" and "Promises") show some early US hardcore influences (BLACK FLAG, CIRCLE JERKS...) while "Hold On Me" reminds me a bit of TSOL and "Passion Fashion" explores 70s rock territories. JACK SCRATCH are from Chicago but there's... Continue Reading →

Jupiter Blue

MySpace may give people the opportunity to listen to thousands of new bands every day but I have to admit that it’s still rare to find a band that makes me want to know more about them as sonn as I listen to them. That’s what happened when I first heard JUPITER BLUE’s “Anthem For... Continue Reading →

The Lustkillers

I first met Adam 8 years ago (time flies!) during the first AMERICAN HEARTBREAK tour. I quickly noticed quite a few similar tastes about music while we were talking in my old car on our way to dinner at my band's rehearsal place. We then met again for the epic 2003 LORDS OF THE NEW... Continue Reading →

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