BLUES / BLUES ROCK / Clutch

Strange Cousins from the West – CLUTCH – 2009


Despite their stunning, eclectic two-decade-old existence, only in recent times have I ‘discovered’ (and I use the term liberally) Clutch, and am yet to ‘discover’ a populace familiar with their works. That is unfortunate. Not merely because this Germantown, Maryland quartet has experimented with every modern (alongside some recent forays into more…conservative (and I use … Continue reading

ALTERNATIVE ROCK/ GRUNGE/ INDIE / The Bravery

The Sun and the Moon – THE BRAVERY – 2007


Think one part tenderized Blink 182, a half measure of a pre-mixed synth and punk melange, a sprinkling of some finely grated techno, a pinch of mainstream alternative, and some distortion to taste. Now, marinate in two parts of Boney M. “What is this Franken-sauerkraut-parfait ?”, you might ask, but strangely, it’s not as bad … Continue reading