All posts by Benjamin Ricci

  • Record Review: Weekend

    Weekend Sports San Francisco, CA “Slow burn with no shortage of noise” For a debut album, Sports makes an assured statement that’s equal parts No...

  • Record Review: Tristen

    Tristen Charlatans at the Garden Gate Nashville, TN “An artist to watch, an album to savor” Illinois native and current Nashville resident Tristen Gaspadarek offers...

  • Record Review: Torture Division

    Torture Division Evighetens Dårar Sweden “Not your grandpa’s metal” Torture Division has proclaimed themselves as “the world’s best death metal band” and with their freshman...

  • Record Review: Tommy Paxton-Beesley

    Tommy Paxton-Beesley From Now On Toronto, ON “A romantic, haunting, breathtaking spirit” From now on, the world outside of Canada will be thankful to know...

  • Record Review: Say Hi

    Say Hi Um, Uh Oh Seattle, WA “Renaissance man, Renaissance plan” Say Hi, formerly Say Hi To Your Mom, returns with yet another basic syllable-laden...

  • Record Review: The Ruby Spirit

    The Ruby Spirit Born Under A Veil Toronto, ON “Dark, whimsical and decidedly rock ‘n’ roll” Zesty and zealous, “Tin Can Bees” starts off The...

  • VINYL OF THE MONTH: Q-Dee 7-inch Rock and Soul Series (#1-4)

    Q-Dee 7-inch Rock and Soul Series (#1-4) Somerville, MA “Give your turntable a soul” A celebration of diversity and a throwback to the days of...

  • Record Review: Mikey Jukebox

    Mikey Jukebox Mikey Jukebox Rochester, NY “Gather ’round the jukebox for some dancing!” Mikey Jukebox, a.k.a. Mike James, formerly of NY band Longwave (amongst others),...

  • Record Review: Love in Stockholm

    Love in Stockholm A King’s Ransom Allston, MA “Funky and stylish debut from Boston rockers” Words that come to mind after listening to this album...

  • Record Review: Kurt Rosenwinkel

    Kurt Rosenwinkel Our Secret World Philadelphia, PA “Mind blowing jazz guitar” Just when you thought the jazz guitarist of his generation couldn’t do anything more...