Hi There! I’m Not Dead (yet)!

Hi everyone. So sorry for the LOOOOONG absence of me from my review writing.  Various things have contributed but the worst & most recent is my computer broke on me!!!   If I told you how it got broken you’d think I was either careless or stupid. So we won’t think about that part.  The good […]

You’re Sooo Welcome!!

Vexxed Thank You Sooo Much Rare MP3s Review by Kent Manthie                                     Philadelphia-based trio, Vexxed is releasing their debut EP, Thank You Sooo Much on May 4th (2018). The members are not unknown to each other. Quite the opposite: Max Steen […]

We MIEN Business!!

MIEN [S/T] Rocket Records, 2018 Review by Kent Manthie                                    The members of MIEN are not fresh, greenhorn local faves, etc. but rather a quartet of veterans from various indie bands, some of whom you might be familiar. Let’s […]

A Round for the House!

Drinks Hippo Lite Drag City, 2018 Review by Kent Manthie                                               After recording an eponymous album in 2015, Tim Presley and Cate LeBon, the duo who make up Drinks, have just finished Hippo Lite, […]

Graceful, Glistening & Glittering

The Living Hour Lovely Lonely (Collection of Covers for Hollow Hearts) Self-Released, 2018 Review by Kent Manthie                                                                Back up to the very present: March, […]

Living, Breathing Pleasure

The Bad Signs Black Magic Moments Number Nine Creative Cult, 2017 Review by Kent Manthie                                         The first thing that I thought of just after the beginning of Black Magic Moments, the latest EP from The Bad […]

Carpet Crawl

Spiral Stairs Doris and the Daggers Nine Mile Records, 2017 Review by Kent Manthie                                           Well, I see that Scott Kannberg, formerly of Pavement and his latest band, Spiral Stairs, is almost ready to release another […]