Billy Ho

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Influences: Screeching Weasel's 'My Brain Hurts', Kevin Smith movies, the Attitude Era.

Thrice – The Artist in the Ambulance

Thrice are passable in this much maligned era, but in a musical landscape in dire need for a Dave Mustaine in ’86 or a Hetfield of ’83, The Artist in the Ambulance feels a lot like a Jon Bon Jovi in ’87.

Teitur – Poetry & Aeroplanes

A rewarding aspect of Poetry and Aeroplanes is its uncluttered approach. Teitur seems content at simply being who he is.

Growing Up Without Sports

I remember standing out in leftfield in Williamsport and thinking just how beautiful the ballpark was. The clean cut grass blanketed by the cool...

Tora! Tora! Torrance! – A Cynics Nightmare

Tora! Tora! Torrance! are far from being front runners of the recent rock resuscitation smorgasbord, but they deserve credit for being sharp in a mostly restrained, settled environment.

S.T.U.N. – Evolution of Energy

S.T.U.N. are such a band; carefully molding their brew of rangy guitar modes with the alleyways of punk’s past in hopes to bring forward a new musical and social upheaval that has been absent since the early 90’s

Sam Roberts – We Were Born in a Flame

The brief “joie de vivre” Sam Roberts displayed in Inhuman Condition has progressed remarkably well on We Were Born in a Flame.

Stereophonics – You Gotta Go There to Come Back

It’s difficult to please everyone, just ask the lads in Stereophonics. It is exponentially more difficult when you’re a sitting duck.

Radiohead – Hail to the Thief

The curtain has risen for the next act in Radiohead’s inscrutable rock opera.

Cursive – The Ugly Organ

The Ugly Organ – a well conceived work of self-indulgent, conceptual, emotionally deconstructive faux-rock that is but surely the next chapter in Cursive’s eminent history.

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