RIOT CITY – Burn the Night (Album Review)

RIOT CITY – Burn the Night (Album Review)

Traditional metal fans rejoice! Old school Accept and Judas Priest lovers sit up and take note! I present Riot City and their May 2019 release Burn the Night. Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Canada these rippers have been around since about 2011. With a DEMO (Livin’ Fast in 2014) behind it, Burn the Night is a throwback in every sense of the phrase. The music harkens to early 80s Priest and ilk as does the assumably…

Share This:
Read More

THE STRUTS Bring The Glory To Minnesota (Concert Review)

THE STRUTS Bring The Glory To Minnesota (Concert Review)

The Struts / The Glorious Sons / Spirit Animal First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN May 15th 2018 It’s not exactly a secret that rock needs a kick in the ass. To that end, America is getting that kick right now as the Struts are rolling through the states with The Glorious Sons who are quite possibly the most important band rock has had since the Rolling Stones. This is the type of one two punch…

Share This:
Read More

CHILLIWACK – ROCKERBOX (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

CHILLIWACK – ROCKERBOX (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

Rockerbox is the fifth studio album form Canada’s legendary rockers Chilliwack and the subject of this edition of That 70’s Guy’s Retro Review. Released in December 1975, this album ranks not only as the best that Bill Henderson and company ever put to vinyl, but one of the best Canadian rock albums of all time. However there was one slight problem – Chilliwack made a real hard rock FM style effort that many had a…

Share This:
Read More

TEAZE – Teaze (That 70’s Guy – Retro Review)

TEAZE – Teaze (That 70’s Guy – Retro Review)

That 70’s Guy – Review Of Teaze’s 1976 Debut It’s time again for a trip through the time machine to unearth another 1970’s long lost gem. This time, my “That 70’s Guy” Retro Review comes courtesy of Canada’s own Teaze and their 1976 debut album. Yes, 1976 again; what a year it was. I guess it was only fitting that the awesome 1993 tribute movie “Dazed and Confused” took place in 1976, and, believe me,…

Share This:
Read More

DIRTBAG REPUBLIC – Downtown Eastside (Album Review)

DIRTBAG REPUBLIC – Downtown Eastside (Album Review)

Sometimes in life, you just need attitude to get ya through.  This attitude of screw it, I am going to get this done my way seeps through every pore of this second record from Canada’s own sleazy rockers, Dirtbag Republic.  The album cover sets the tone, with the woman standing near a junkie-looking dude, with her eyes blacked out (reminding me of Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC). DIRTBAG REPUBLIC – Downtown Eastside Downtown…

Share This:
Read More

The Glorious Sons – Young Beauties And Fools

The Glorious Sons – Young Beauties And Fools

The Glorious Sons first hit my radar with the redoubtable song “Sometimes on a Sunday”.  And their debut full length record, The Union,  was as good as any album released in 2014.  Their sophomore effort Young Beauties & Fools is a follow up that doesn’t disappoint.  Two records in I think its safe to include lead singer Brett Emmons among the best singer/lyricist’s in rock today. Young Beauties & Fools is a collection of auto-biographical…

Share This:
Read More

LAST BULLET – 80-69-64 EP (Album Review)

LAST BULLET – 80-69-64 EP (Album Review)

“When we hit the stage we make it our responsibility to get your hips shaking, your heart racing and your head banging.”  These Canadian rockers have been around for seven years….I am afraid I know little more than that.  I know they are made up of Bryan Fontez, Brenden Armstrong, Michael Silva, Will Shannon, Chris Galaz, but have no idea who plays what…Maybe update your bio guys? Anyway, regardless of who does what, this EP…

Share This:
Read More

ABANDONED SOULS – Make it Last (Album Review)

ABANDONED SOULS – Make it Last (Album Review)

Make it Last, is the latest release from Canada’s hard rockers Abandoned Souls. Released  April 29, 2017, on Fiend Records, it is the band’s first issue since 2014’s Insightful Minds at Ease. Known for their powerful sounds, Abandoned Souls stay close to their identity with the latest release.  The EP kicks off with a bang showcasing some powerful riffs and lead singer (and former band bassist) James Todd’s melodic vocals on the track “Prove It”….

Share This:
Read More

The Heavier Side of RUSH – Ep285

The Heavier Side of RUSH – Ep285

Chris & Aaron return this week to discuss The Heavier Side of RUSH; songs that kick a little harder from the legendary Canadian trio. RUSH, formed in 1968, and solidified in 1971 with a lineup of Geddy Lee (bass/vocals), Alex Lifeson (guitar), and John Rutsey (drums) would find aid in manager Ray Danniels and producer Terry Brown. The self-titled 1974 debut album was filled with hard rock numbers reminiscent of Led Zeppelin. The band would…

Share This:
Read More

WHITENAILS – First Trip (Album Review)

WHITENAILS – First Trip (Album Review)

When the Meister first put this thing called WhiteNails in my dropbox my first thought was…  why WhiteNails?  Because he thought there was a void of bands with the word WHITE in their name in my life?  A little stumbling through my internet machine sorting through columns and videos on manicure tips solved my mystery.  They are Canadian.  Just like Decibel Geek‘s proud editor.  See The Meister is well aware of my unhealthy fascination with Canada.  CCM skates hang from my…

Share This:
Read More
1 2 3 4