Kris Rodgers “Losing The Frequency”

The name of KRIS RODGERS might not sound familiar to you, but he’s been touring and recording with bands like The CONNECTION, SCOTT SORRY, BULLET PROOF LOVERS, KURT BAKER, etc., and I’m sure you already saw these names before if you’re reading this. In 2011, KRIS RODGERS started a piano-oriented trio called The DIRTY GEMS,…

The Latter Day Skanks “Devilishly Dirty” EP

Portland’s punk rock scene seems to be very active nowadays. Preaching a message of equality through satire, The LATTER DAY SKANKS like their punk rock fast and raw as you can hear in opening song “Son Of Perversion (Warren Jeffs.)” These guys probably studied poetry with GG ALLIN (“Piss On Your Face)” and look like…

The Hot LZ’s – Your Hangover’s Hangover!

The HOT LZ’s are bringing back old-school punk rock to the map! We asked them a few questions about the band, Portland, and their debut album “Aggravate My Mind.” Can you introduce the band? Jon: Captain Jonny Sensitive. I play the bass Ethan: Ethan Klickman, I play the drums and I don’t have a nickname…

The Hot LZ’s “Aggravate My Mind”

Founded in 2011 in Portland, Oregon, The HOT LZ’s offer us 12 garage punk songs full of search and destroy energy, with a contemporary powerpop feel in the vocals. Guitars sometimes bring JOHNNY THUNDERS to mind (“Living in Rewind”, “Don’t Wanna See You”), tunes like “Art Of Failing” and “Missing The Point” have a sharp…

Breaker Breaker “Wreckin’ Machine”

This power trio from Portland, Oregon seems to have been on a serious 80s heavy metal and 70s hard rock diet for long! While some guitar riffs sometimes evoke early JUDAS PRIEST, songs like “Pistol Grip Baby” or “Evil Woman” shows us that BREAKER BREAKER is all about high energy. rock’n’roll. Some 80s glam metal…

Lovesores – Rock’n’Roll Animals!

We asked ex-HUMPERS/VICE PRINCIPALS Scott Deluxe Drake a few questions about the LOVESORES. He also tells us about a few records that changed his life, and about his radio show The Golden Age Of Rock’n’Roll. Can you intoduce the band? The Lovesores are: Saul Koll (guitar), Adam Kattau (guitar) Alex Fast (bass) Boz Bennes (drums)…

Lovesores “Rock And Roll Animal” 10″

Four brand new tracks on blue vinyl by ex-HUMPERS frontman Scott “Deluxe” Drake and his gang. “Rock’n’Roll Animal” will give you the right idea from the start, mixing 70s glitter rock to early punk, and “The Erotic Adventures Of Coca-Cola Jones” (probably the best song title of the year so far!) will make you sing…

The Bloodtypes “Pull The Plug”

Second album, by Portland’s finest ’77 punk/new wave rock band! The BLOODTYPES have been spreading their toxic sci-fi synth punk disease all over the US and Europe these last years, and their songwriting only improved on this new album. The band’s energy reminds me of X and early SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES on songs like…

No Tomorrow Boys “Who Killed Johnny?” 7″

The NO TOMORROW BOYS, from Portland, Oregon are back with two new songs on this cool looking clear vinyl (also available in black) released by Hound Gawd! Records: “Who Killed Johnny?”, a tribute to JOHNNY THUNDERS that will please all of you LAMF rock’n’roll addicts, and “Get Out Of Denver”, a CHUCK BERRY meets LITTLE…

The No Tomorrow Boys “Bad Luck Baby Put The Jinx On Me”

I was expecting some ’77 punk rock when I first saw the cover and name of the band, but The NO TOMORROW BOYS sound more like 50s rock’n’roll on speed (“A-Bomp Bop”, “Rosie Rose”…) mixed to The SONICS and GUITAR WOLF! Their biography introduces them as “the rabid lovechild of LITTLE RICHARD and The CRAMPS“,…

The DeRellas “Slam! Bam!”

The DERELLAS are back with Danny Fury (LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH, ROGUE MALE, KILL CITY DRAGONS…) behind the drum kit, what a great choice!… And as soon as the first song “Rock n Rollercoaster”, you can hear that the band sounds tighter, heavier now, bringing The RAMONES or ZODIAC MINDWARP to mind. Songs like…