In the past few years, fuzz guitars have come conspicuously back to the forefront, and they're being played by some female-led outfits that sound like they came straight out of mid '90s, the time when Juliana Hatfield, Liz Phair and Courtney Love were queens of the Sam Goody racks. With jangly and d ... More >>
It's hard to believe that Suburban Home Records has been around nearly two decades now. Seriously. Where does the time go? The label -- home to heralded bands like the Gamits and Drag the River over the years -- has weathered a lot of storms and this coming September, it will be celebrating i ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
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