The Ben Davenport Band

Ben Davenport Band Slow Start Here’s a little piece on one of the more intriguing records that’s ever come through my mailslot.  Partly for the record itself, which has some standout moments, and partly because the guy behind it, Jim Yoss, is one interesting sonofabitch.  That whole Ben Davenport (who?) to Jim Yoss thing confused…

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Rick Dodd and the Dickrods – Tavern Songs

Lurking in Indianapolis alleys, gin joints, and strip clubs, Rick Dodd and the Dickrods are brewing up a wicked brew of dark country in the Circle City.  Their debut album, Tavern Songs, is a dark, winding road best driven with a crucifix within reach and a trusted friend who will literally ride shotgun for you…

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No Joy – Wait to Pleasure

No, don’t wait.  Get this album now. No Joy (composed mainly of Jasamine White-Gluz and Laura Lloyd) are an amazing Canadian psych-rock / shoegaze band that has put out one of the best records of the year so far – Wait to Pleasure. It all starts with a squall.  The opening track, “E,” might be…

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Goblin w/Secret Chiefs 3: Chicago IL

Fall 2013 Flashback Review: Goblin w/ Secret Chiefs 3 – Metro, Chicago, IL, October 13, 2013. I don’t know if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have your life suddenly turn into an Italian horror film, but I got the chance to find out at Chicago’s Metro on October 13th when Goblin…

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DDH – Four Play by the 8 Track

The CD for Dead Dick Hammer and the TBA Band’s Four Play by the 8-Track Player is designed to look like a blood-spattered record, so that should give you a fair idea of what’s in store for you.  It starts with the disturbing skit “Farmer Dick’s Fun Time Acres” and rolls into “The Devil’s a…

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