All posts by Benjamin Ricci

  • Record Review: Fleeting Trance

    Fleeting Trance Charm Oakland, CA “Entertaining exploration and appreciation of styles” On their third effort, Fleeting Trance explores Americana, folk, punk and reggae.  Experimental without...

  • Record Review: David Bazan

    David Bazan Strange Negotiations Seattle, WA “Near-perfect fusion of lyrical content and musicianship” More of the same is definitely not a bad thing when it...

  • Record Review: Chixdiggit

    Chixdiggit Safeways Here We Come Calgary, AB “Delightfully delirious pop-punk for prom queens” In 1990, Chixdiggit started by selling t-shirts for a fake band who...

  • Record Review: Cara Jean Wahlers and Grover Parido

    Cara Jean Wahlers and Grover Parido Goodnight Charlotte Akron, OH “The essence of summer nights” Cello, guitar and that melodic voice – the sum of...

  • Record Review: Brown Recluse

    Brown Recluse Evening Tapestry Philadelphia, PA “Blissful and syrupy magic that is actually listenable” Since the release of their Soft Skin EP in 2009, Brown...

  • Record Review: Alex Skolnick Trio

    Alex Skolnick Trio Veritas Brooklyn, NY “Vintage small-combo jazz with a metallic undercurrent” Testament, Alex Skolnick’s main gig, shares musical ground with Slayer and Megadeth...

  • Record Review: Abacinate

    Abacinate Genesis Keansburg, NJ “Abacinate (verb) – To blind with red hot metal”   There’s something toxic in New Jersey’s water supply. Not only did...

  • Telekinesis & The Love Language

    Odd Fellows Hall // Davis, CA // February 22 On an exceptionally freezing Tuesday night in California’s Central Valley, two of today’s most exciting indie...

  • Live Review: Noise Pop 2011

    Noise Pop festival was held in San Francisco for the 19th time from February 22-27. The roster of artists ranged from The Urinals and Yo...

  • Live Review: Mason Jennings

    Brighton Music Hall // Allston, MA // February 12 Minnesotan Mason Jennings released his first album to critical acclaim in 1997. He has put out...