It’s tempting to call “Blazing Gentlemen” the best Pollard solo release in a while, or ever. But it’s really just the guy’s latest thing.
Duluth News Tribune, 12/19/2013
Rock ’n’ roll always has had a close relationship with the darkness, with madness, and Roky Erickson has lived that stuff in a much more real fashion than most.
for the News Tribune, 12/12/2013
"The Lighthouse" is an album of your basic folkgrass, save for that uniquely solid fiddle-shreddin’ action.
for the News Tribune, 12/05/2013
"Requiem" is a hugely unique album for a local rocker to make, even if at times it seems like a fair amount of regular compositions were transposed to the fake-orchestra format for the sake of the concept.
for the News Tribune, 11/28/2013
In an era where seemingly every musician is spending their tip money on dulcimer lessons and doing their best to look like a farmhand with Justin Bieber’s hairdo, it’s great to hear a local band making what might’ve once been called “alternative rock” back in the Paleozoic Era.
for the News Tribune, 11/21/2013
"Tres Cabrones" proves that the Melvins still are making good stuff as they head into their fourth decade as a cult rock institution.
for the News Tribune, 11/14/2013
"Victory March" is expertly written and recorded stuff that fans of John Mayer or Goo Goo Dolls or Coldplay might enjoy. If just the mention of those bands makes your tummy upset, you might be advised to steer clear.
for the News Tribune, 11/07/2013
It’s hard to get a picture of the kind of band Exiles is by this EP, and a full-length surely would go a long way towards filling in those blanks, but there’s lots of potential here.
for the News Tribune, 10/31/2013
Mark Deutrom, formerly of The Melvins, deserves much more of a spotlight, as his unique way of arranging, producing and riffing is quite hard to come by. His latest release is "Brief Sensuality & Western Violence."
for the News Tribune, 10/24/2013
The band's 10th album could’ve been a lot better, and that’s its main problem.
for the News Tribune, 10/17/2013