Garage Rock

  • Rick Shaffer – “Broken Souls” – a stone cold classic!

    Five decades into his career, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Rick Shaffer, is back with his tenth full-length album, entitled “Broken Souls”. Deemed as his most direct album to date, it was recorded partly in Holly Springs, Mississippi and Detroit, Michigan. Co-founder of the Philadelphia band, The Reds©, studio work...
  • Guilherme Wolf – “No Donut For You” is every bit as stunning as you’d expect!

    Simply put, “No Donut For You” is a masterpiece. It’s fun, raw, and brimming with alternative and garage rock ‘n’ roll flavor; it’s infinitely entertaining and a non-stop wave of excitement; its off-the-cuff lyrics are potent and evocative. It is Guilherme Wolf at his sharpest. While there is a...
  • INTERVIEW: The Judex – Rock n’ Roll’s secret wonder from Philadelphia!

    The Judex are a Philadelphia based alternative band driven by a musical architecture built on powerhouse garage rock, proto-punk and soul. And now they’ve just added their own rock subgenre, called ‘motorcycle psychedelica’, which can be savored in all of its glory on the detonating rattle and bang of...
  • Rick Shaffer: “Creatures of Impulse” – driving, swampy intensity that will not be denied!

    Every now and again an artist capable of not just capturing the spirit of a bygone era but portraying it with uncanny authenticity and accuracy arrives, and in an era where music lovers seem increasingly ravenous for the real thing, Rick Shaffer and his band are precisely that act....
  • Rick Shaffer: “STOLEN MOMENTS” balances garage primitivism and smart rock craft!

    2017 marks Rick Shaffer’s eighth solo album, “STOLEN MOMENTS”, which was inspired by the concept that there are no guarantees or promises in life.  Throughout his career, Shaffer has turned over every possible stone, and he’s decimated them all into a thousand pieces. He helped jumpstart punk rock, merged seamlessly into...
  • Picnic Tool: “Einstein” – Charm and artistic creativity!

    Picnic Tool is a band based out of Orange, CA, with rotating membership. Bodie Plecas is singer and songwriter, who plays guitars, keyboards, and harmonica. Goffrey Moore played bass (and lead guitar on title track), and also produced the EP “Einstein”. Larry Aberman, who performs on three songs, has...
  • Them Animals follow no formulaic pattern

    Them Animals, a garage rock band from Baltimore, Maryland, was originally formed in 2014 by core members Jamie Zeller (Guitar, Vocals) and Chris Stoll (Guitar), and enhanced with the addition of Chris Curran (Drums) in 2016. Their self-titled EP released this year only presents one problem, you can never...
  • Doug MacDonald Band: “Drawbridge Troll” – garage rock and indie motifs

    Doug MacDonald embarked on his musical in 2005, equipped with an acoustic guitar he performed his own songs on the Boston club circuit. After a 3-year stint doing the local rounds Doug decided to take his act to another level by adding a drummer. Fate would have it that...
  • The Judex promises to be one of modern rock’s greater musical romps!

    The Judex are a Philadelphia based alternative band who feed their compositions garage rock, proto-punk and soul. They released a double A-Side on June 1st: ‘Cult of Judex’ b/w ‘Witchface’. Mixed in NYC by Mark Plati (Bowie, The Cure, Brazilian Girls), it’s a blistering double-dose of garage-drenched occult soul-punk....