I’ve Got a Headache & it’s THIS BIG…

Sex Headaches Sex Headaches Self-Released, 2015 Reviewed by Kent Manthie Still early in the year, but already we have an album that is a real kick-ass, fiery, raw and raucous album: the self-titled (debut?) from Sex Headaches. When I first gave it a listen, I was going through some emails, etc. but listening at the […]

It’s Showtime – bring your Talent Down

Sonny & the Sunsets Talent Night at the Ashram Polyvinyl Records, 2015 Reviewed by Kent Manthie On the new CD from Bay Area-based Sonny & the Sunsets, Sonny Smith has written a gang of new tunes that are in the psychedelic vein. The new album, Talent Night at the Ashram, mixes together a collage-mosaic jumble […]

Beautiful Journey

M-Pex & Andre Coelho Odysseia Enough Records, 2015 Reviewed by Kent Manthie As a follow-up to his previous work, Kardinal, a collaboration with DJ Makrox, M-Pex is back.  This time he’s come out with Odysseia, a very beautiful acoustic-guitar-based effort with help from Andre Coelho, with whom M-Pex collaborated here.  Odysseia is actually the name […]

Dodos: “We Are NOT Extinct!”

The Dodos                                                                                       Individ Polyvinyl Records, 2015 Reviewed by Kent Manthie                                                             Well, hello all you I.R. readers out there – and a Happy New Year to you all!  This particular review, the new album by Bay Area residents, The Dodos and their brand new album, Individ, which is out this month, is going to be the […]

The BEST Releases of 2014*

Hi there. This is the second annual “Best of…” year-end, wrap-up, wherein I pick what I felt were, indeed, the best releases of 2014 – at least the best that I’ve heard.  I’m sure I may have missed out on something, by someone: I didn’t get a chance to hear EVERYTHING that was released over […]