Fuzzy Lunch Box #11

Fuzzy Lunch Box #11 / $2 + 2 Stamps / 40M / http://www.myspace.com/fuzzylunchbox /

I had ran out of issues of magazines to review for NeuFutur, so I made an impassioned plea to all of the Myspace zine groups in order to have some zinesters send me review copies of their zines. Laura and Deborah, the twins that run this zine, were nice enough to send over a copy of their newest issue. Continue reading “Fuzzy Lunch Box #11”

Ben Weasel and his Iron String Quartet – These Ones Are Bitter

Ben Weasel and his Iron String Quartet – These Ones Are Bitter/ 2007 Mendota Recording Co./ 14 Tracks / http://benweasel.mu.nu/ / http://www.mendotarecording.com /

After five years hiatus Ben Weasel former front man of legendary pop-punk bands Screeching Weasel and The Riverdales is back and has made damn sure that the wait was worth it with These Ones Are Bitter. Taking everything that only a master of the pop and punk craft could do Weasel gives us fourteen tracks of sugary-sweet mania starting us off with a little rush, “Let Freedom Ring,” a new anthem for all of us who have as he says “took it on the chin…” and came back to realize now that the monkey is off our backs it’s time to party! Continue reading “Ben Weasel and his Iron String Quartet – These Ones Are Bitter”

Sammy Hagar and the Wabo’s – Livin’ It Up!

Sammy Hagar and the Wabo’s – Livin’ It Up! / 2007 Image / 112 Minutes / http://www.sammyhagar.com /

Sammy Hagar has been rocking for well over thirty years. Along the way, ey has created a high-end line of Tequila and has fronted acts like Van Halen and Montrose. This is admittedly the downside of eir career, and it would not be surprising for Hagar to start removing eirself from the public eye. However, there are some things that would preclude eir going to the glue factory, especially after releasing eir latest DVD, “Livin’ It Up!”. This DVD covers Hagar and eir band during a stop on their 2006 tour, specifically at their St. Louis stop. Continue reading “Sammy Hagar and the Wabo’s – Livin’ It Up!”

Spokane – Little Hours

Spokane – Little Hours / 2007 JagJaguwar / 10 Tracks / http://www.jagjaguwar.com/

Spokane offers listeners a melodic and sad album with their newest release Little Hours. It starts out with “Singing” which does a good job of giving the listener a taste of what they will hear throughout the entire album and has some neat nature noises which is a bonus to what is coming. “Minor Careers” doesn’t differ too much in tempo still giving you that feeling of despair that usually coincides with bad moments in life. Continue reading “Spokane – Little Hours”

Attica! Attica! and The New Dress Tour, Release New Albums

Attica! Attica! and The New Dress are touring together in support of upcoming full-lengths on Red Leader Records. Both records will be available from the label in August but you can get your copies directly from the bands at shows right now. Continue reading “Attica! Attica! and The New Dress Tour, Release New Albums”

Colbie Caillat – Coco

Colbie Caillat – Coco / 2007 Universal / 12 Tracks / http://www.colbiecaillatmusic.com / http://www.universalrepublic.com /

Colbie Caillat’s “Coco” starts off in a very sedate way. The first track on the album is “Oxygen”, and it provides listeners with a brand of rock infused pop music. Hints of Kelly Clarkson and Sheryl Crow both present themselves throughout “Oxygen”, placing Caillat into good company right from the opening gate. “The Little Things” has the same general genre style to the track, but has a slower blend of a Pink meets Fergie style. Continue reading “Colbie Caillat – Coco”

Minus the Bear Tours, Releases New Album, Solves Global Warming

Minus the Bear is set to embark on the first leg of a major world tour, in support of their critically acclaimed release, Planet of Ice, out August 21, 2007 on Suicide Squeeze Records. The tour, which kicks off September 22, 2007 in Seattle with commercial station KNDD’s Endfest, will be the first of many dates across the globe and will continue well into 2008. Continue reading “Minus the Bear Tours, Releases New Album, Solves Global Warming”

50 Cent – AYO Technology (Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)

50 Cent – AYO Technology (Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland) / 2007 Shady / 4 Tracks / http://www.50cent.com /

I thought that 50 Cent was supposed to be hard, a ghetto warrior that was shot a shitload of times and lived to rap about it. Last time I checked, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland do not seem to be individuals that scream “street cred”. They are able to bash out catchy tracks like no one’s business, and that is the reason why they are on the track. But, is “AYO Technology” a good track? The flow of 50’s during the track seems a little plain, while Justin’s flow is the same type of lovey-dovey stuff that is present during a number of other tracks that ey is on. Continue reading “50 Cent – AYO Technology (Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)”

Poet’s Espresso June/July

Poet’s Espresso June/July Issue / Free / :10 / 28M / poetsespresso@yahoo.com /

I typically don’t like poetry zines. The poetry in a lot of them seems too forced, like the writers themselves are trying to immediately equal a Tennyson or Williams. However, Poet’s Espresso is a poetry magazine that I can actually appreciate. This is due to the fact that none of the poets seem to be putting on airs with their poems here. Also, unlike many poetry magazines, there are pieces that do not immediately link themselves to poetry, as well as pictures in this issue. Continue reading “Poet’s Espresso June/July”