All articles by Bob Fish

Album | Jason Ringenberg – Stand Tall

It’s not often a punk from a hog farm in Southern Illinois gets a chance to escape and raise rock hell with a band like The Scorchers, but Jason Ringenberg believed he could “kick American roots music into the modern…

Album | Astralingua – Safe Passage

Time is relative to Astralingua. Their debut LP Safe Passage follows the release of their debut EP ten years ago. Understanding how they record helps to explain the long gestation period of their new effort. They record everything themselves, taking…

EP | Dear Boy – The Strawberry EP

Hailing from Los Angeles, yet with roots in post-punk and Britpop, Dear Boy’s infectious sound worms its way inside your ears and won’t let go. Comprised of four longtime friends, Ben Gray (vocals, guitar), Keith Cooper (drums), Austin Hayman (guitar)…

Album | The Cactus Blossoms – Easy Way

For The Cactus Blossoms comparisons to the Everly Brothers are something to be expected. They tread much of the same ground as the Everlys, it’s just that they’re sixty years down the road. The tight harmonies on Easy Way bring…

Album | Jess Klein – Back To My Green

In the four years since her last album Jess Klein has gotten married; moved from Austin, Texas to Hillsborough, North Carolina; suffered from Repetitive Strain Injury and crushing insecurity based on the 2016 election and moving into an environment where…

Album | Emilie Kahn – Outro

Don’t mourn for Ogden the harp, it still plays a major role on Emilie Kahn’s new album, Outro. It’s just that it no longer gets featured status as it did on the first album attributed to Emilie and Ogden. Ms…